Hebrews 7:26-28

26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;

27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.

fitting for us (v.26) — meets our needs

holy (v.26) = free of defilement, but also gracious

harmless (v.26) = faithful and considerate — entirely free from unkindness, guile and malice

undefiled (v.26) = free from all taint. The Old Testament priest had to cleanse himself (Leviticus 16:4). Christ is pure.

separate from sinners (v.26) — a physical separation to heaven — also, distinct from them and vindicated by God by His resurrection and ascension

higher than the heavens (v.26) — expresses the degree of His exaltation

daily (v.27) — the priests’ need was daily, although their entrance into the Holy of Holies was only once a year

for His own sins (v.27) — Leviticus 4:2-3; 16:6

once (v.27) = once for all

offered up Himself (v.27) — 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; John 10:18

infirmity (v.28) = weakness, morally, spiritually, physically

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