Biblical Concept: Jesus Christ High Priest




High Priest, merciful, faithful, propitiation.

Apostle High Priest.

Heavenly High Priest.

High Priest in heaven.

Melchizedek High Priest.

Forever High Priest.

Perfect High Priest.

Perfect forever High Priest.

Intercessory High Priest.

Holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens High Priest.

Heavenly enthroned High Priest.

More excellent ministry, mediator of a better covenant, better promises High Priest.

High Priest of the good things to come.

High Priest self sacrifice.

High Priest, great priest over the house of God.

High Priest of sanctification.

High Priestís sanctifying blood.



NAS Hebrews 2:17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. (High Priest, merciful, faithful, propitiation.)


NAS Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession. (Apostle High Priest.)

NAS Hebrews 4:14-15 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. (Heavenly High Priest.)

NAS Hebrews 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins;

NAS Hebrews 5:5-10 ††5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee";6 just as He says also in another passage, "Thou art a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."7 In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,10 being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek. (Melchizedek High Priest.)

NAS Hebrews 6:20 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. (Forever High Priest.)

NAS Hebrews 7:1-3 1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,2 to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he abides a priest perpetually.

NAS Hebrews 7:11-17 ††11 Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?12 For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.13 For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar.14 For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.15 And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,16 who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.17 For it is witnessed of Him, "Thou art a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek." (Perfect High Priest.)

NAS Hebrews 7:21-28 21 (for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him, "The Lord has sworn And will not change His mind, 'Thou art a priest forever' ");22 so much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.23 And the former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers, because they were prevented by death from continuing,24 but He, on the other hand, because He abides forever, holds His priesthood permanently.25 Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.26 For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;27 who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever. (Intercessory High Priest.) (Holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens High Priest.) (Perfect forever High Priest.)

NAS Hebrews 8:1-6 1 Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,2 a minister in the sanctuary, and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.4 Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law;5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, "See," He says, "that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain."6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. (Heavenly enthroned High Priest.) (More excellent ministry, mediator of a better covenant, better promises High Priest.)

NAS Hebrews 9:6-11 ††6 Now when these things have been thus prepared, the priests are continually entering the outer tabernacle, performing the divine worship,7 but into the second only the high priest enters, once a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.8 The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed, while the outer tabernacle is still standing,9 which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,10 since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; (High Priest of the good things to come.)

NAS Hebrews 9:24-28 ††24 For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;25 nor was it that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood not his own.26 Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.27 And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.(High Priest in heaven.)

NAS Hebrews 10:10-14 10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins;12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God,13 waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet.14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. (High Priest self sacrifice.) (High Priest of sanctification.)

NAS Hebrews 10:19-22 ††19 Since therefore, brethren, we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (High Priest, great priest over the house of God.)

NAS Hebrews 13:9-14 ††9 Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were thus occupied were not benefited.10 We have an altar, from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp.12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.13 Hence, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come. (High Priestís sanctifying blood.)