The surpassing dignity of the Son
of God in his Divine person, and in his creating and mediatorial
work 1-3. And in his superiority to all the holy angels 4-14.
Hebrews Chapter 2
The duty of steadfastly adhering
to Christ and his gospel 1-4. His sufferings are no objection
against his pre-eminence 5-9. The reason of his sufferings, and the
fitness of them 10-13. Christ's taking the nature of man, and not
his taking the nature of angels, was necessary to his priestly
Hebrews Chapter 3
The superior worth and dignity of
Christ above Moses is shown 1-6. The Hebrews are warned of the sin
and danger of unbelief 7-13. And of necessity of faith in Christ,
and of steadfastly following him 14-19.
Hebrews Chapter 4
Humble, cautious fear is urged,
lest any should come short of the promised rest, through unbelief
1-10. Arguments and motives to faith and hope in our approaches to
Hebrews Chapter 5
The office and duty of a high
priest abundantly answered in Christ 1-10. The Christian Hebrews
reproved for their little progress in the knowledge of the gospel
Hebrews Chapter 6
The Hebrews are urged to go
forward in the doctrine of Christ, and the consequences of apostasy,
or turning back, are described 1-8. The apostle expresses
satisfaction, as to the most of them 9,10. And encourages them to
persevere in faith and holiness 11-20.
Hebrews Chapter 7
A comparison between the
priesthood of Melchizedec and that of Chris 1-3. The excellence of
Christ's priesthood above the Levitical priesthood is shown 4-10.
This is applied to Christ 11-25. The faith and hope of the church
encouraged from this 26-28.
Hebrews Chapter 8
The excellence of Christ's
priesthood above that of Aaron is shown 1-6. The great excellence of
the new covenant above the former 7-13.
Hebrews Chapter 9
The Jewish tabernacle and its
utensils 1-5. Their use and meaning 6-10. These fulfilled in Christ
11-22. The necessity, superior dignity, and power of his priesthood
and sacrifice 23-28.
Hebrews Chapter 10
The insufficiency of sacrifices
for taking away sin, The necessity and power of the sacrifice of
Christ for that purpose 1-18. An argument for holy boldness in the
believer's access to God through Jesus Christ, And for steadfastness
in faith, and mutual love and duty 19-25. The danger of apostasy
26-31. The sufferings of believers, and encouragement to maintain
their holy profession 32-39.
Hebrews Chapter 11
The nature and power of faith
described 1-3.It is set forth by instances from Abel to Noah 4-7. By
Abraham and his descendants 8-19. By Jacob, Joseph, Moses, the
Israelites, and Rahab 20-31. By other Old Testament believers 32-38.
The better state of believers under the gospel 39,40.
Hebrews Chapter 12
An exhortation to be constant and
persevere, The example of Christ is set forth, and the gracious
design of God in all the sufferings believers endured 1-11. Peace
and holiness are recommended, with cautions against despising
spiritual blessings 12-17.
The New Testament dispensation shown to be much more excellent than
the Old 18-29.
Exhortations to various duties,
and to be content with what Providence allots 1-6. To respect the
instructions of faithful pastors, with cautions against being
carried away by strange doctrines 7-15. Further exhortations to
duties, that relate to God, to our neighbor, and to those set over
us in the Lord 16-21. This epistle to be seriously considered 22-25.