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THE BOOK OF HEBREWS CHAPTER 13:8-25 (24 of 24)
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for
This is a most interesting verse and has been
misquoted again and again by many people. This verse
has been used to justify many things, for example,
Jesus is a healer or a miracle worker because He’s the
same yesterday, today and forever, and things like
these which I care not to get into tonight, and that
are obviously not a part of the text. The verse does
reveal the eternality of the person of Christ. If it
means anything, it means that. We have seen that fact
already when we were in chapter 1:1-12 (read). Jesus
Christ, the eternal Son of God, the Creator.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little
among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall
he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel;
whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in
the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise
men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?
for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to
3 When Herod the king had heard [these things], he was
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and
scribes of the people together, he demanded of them
where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for
thus it is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem, [in] the land of Juda, art not
the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee
shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people
Even though the verse teaches the absolute truth of
the eternality of Christ, the context still determines
the meaning of the passage, and I believe the primary
emphasis of this verse still lies in this chapter.
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