Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters,(A) who share in the heavenly calling,(B) fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge(C) as our apostle and high priest.(D)

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Jesus the Great High Priest

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest(A) who has ascended into heaven,[a](B) Jesus the Son of God,(C) let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.(D)

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  1. Hebrews 4:14 Greek has gone through the heavens
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15 For we do not have a high priest(A) who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are(B)—yet he did not sin.(C)

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In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory(A) of becoming a high priest.(B) But God said(C) to him,

“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father.”[a](D)

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  1. Hebrews 5:5 Psalm 2:7
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10 and was designated by God to be high priest(A) in the order of Melchizedek.(B)

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26 Such a high priest(A) truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners,(B) exalted above the heavens.(C)

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28 For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness;(A) but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son,(B) who has been made perfect(C) forever.

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The High Priest of a New Covenant

Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest,(A) who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,(B)

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Every high priest(A) is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices,(B) and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.(C)

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The Blood of Christ

11 But when Christ came as high priest(A) of the good things that are now already here,[a](B) he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle(C) that is not made with human hands,(D) that is to say, is not a part of this creation.

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  1. Hebrews 9:11 Some early manuscripts are to come
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