Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
And so he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might prove a compassionate high priest as well as one faithful in his service to God, in order to forgive the people's sins.
Therefore, my fellow-Christians, who have likewise heard the heavenly invitation, observe how faithful Jesus, the commissioner and high priest of our religion,
He is the reflection of God's glory, and the representation of his being, and bears up the universe by his mighty word. He has effected man's purification from sin, and has taken his seat on high at the right hand of God's Majesty,
where Jesus has gone ahead of us, and become forever a high priest of the priesthood of Melchizedek.
Therefore, he is able to save forever all who come to God through him, because he lives and intercedes for them forever.
Now the main point in what I am saying is this: We have such a high priest as this, and he has taken his seat in heaven at the right hand of God's Majesty,
taking with him no blood of goats and calves, but his own, and secured our permanent deliverance.
But Christ has offered for all time one sacrifice for sin, and has taken his seat at God's right hand,
fixing our eyes upon Jesus, our leader and example in faith, who in place of the happiness that belonged to him, submitted to a cross, caring nothing for its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
So the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was caught up into heaven and took his seat at God's right hand.
And as he was blessing them, he parted from them.
and said to them, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into the sky? This very Jesus who has been caught up from you into heaven will come in just the way that you have seen him go up to heaven."
Yet he must remain in heaven till the time for the universal reformation of which God told in ancient times by the lips of his holy prophets.
who can condemn them? Christ Jesus who died, or rather who was raised from the dead, is at God's right hand, and actually pleads for us.
but in these latter days he has spoken to us in a Son, whom he had destined to possess everything, and through whom he had made the world.
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ.
This is why we must give the very closest attention to the message we have heard, to keep from ever losing our hold upon it.
but Christ's faithfulness was that of a son set over the house of God. And we are that house, if we keep up our courage and our triumphant hope to the very end.
Let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we profess, for he who has given us his promise may be trusted.
And the curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two, from top to bottom.
while all the throng of people was outside, praying at the hour of the incense offering.
Through union with him and through faith in him, we have courage to approach God with confidence.