Contrasts and Comparisons in Hebrews

Here are seventy samples, as set forth in the Book of Hebrews and the New Testament. When only chapter and verse are given, the reference is in the book of Hebrews.

Righteousness (Romans 9:31) – Unrighteousness (Romans 7:23)
Liberty (James 1:25) – Bondage (Galatians 5:1)
Eternal (13:8) – Temporal (7:4)
Perfect (James 1:25) – Faulty (8:7)
Strong (7:25) – Weak (7:18)
Free (Ephesians 2:8) – Costly (5:1-4)
Profitable (7:25) – Unprofitable (7:18)
Calvary (Matthew 26:28) – Sinai (Galatians 4:24)
Mercy (8:12) – Merciless (10:28)
Jesus: House-builder (3:3) – Moses: House-keeper (3:5)
Empathy (5:9) – Sympathy (Exodus 32:32)   
Came by Christ (8:6) – Came by Moses (Acts 13:38)
Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2) – Law of Moses (John 1:17)
Expressed life (Romans 8:2) – Evidenced death (II Corinthians 7:3)
Things of the Spirit (Romans 8:2) – (Things of the flesh (Romans 7:5-6)
Faith (Romans 3:27) – Works (Galatians 3:12)
Perfect (7:19) – Imperfect (7:8)
More glorious (II Corinthians 3:8) – Partial glory (II Corinthians 3:7)
Forgetting of sins (8:12) – Remembrance of sins (10:3)
Grace (John 1:17) – Works (Romans 3:26)
Deliverance from wrath (Romans 4:15 – Deliverance unto wrath (Romans 4:15)
Satisfies the Father (10:5) – Could not satisfy (10:6)
Spiritual program (II Corinthians 3:6) – Carnal program (9:10)
Completed program (10:10) – Incomplete program (7:7)
One offering (10:10) – (Many offerings (9:12-13)
Things future (10:1) – Things present (9:9)
True tabernacle (8:2) – Typical tabernacle (9:11)
Living sacrifice (9:14) – Dead works (9:14)
Through the Spirit (9:23) – Through humans (9:1)
New way (10:19) – Old way (8:13)
Limitless ministry (7:24) – Limited ministry (7:23)   
Effective ministry (II Corinthians 3:6) – Ineffective ministry (7:18)
Current ministry (8:1) – Obsolete ministry (7:18)
Ministry of the Spirit (II Corinthians 3:6) – Ministry of death (II Corinthians 3:7)
Peace (2:11) – Fear (12:20)
Reformation (9:10) – Condemnation (II Corinthians 3:9)
Manifested glory (II Corinthians 3:18) – Concealed glory (9:10)
Justification (Acts 13:8) – Could not justify (Acts 13:38)
Gives life (I John 5:11 ) – Brought death (Galatians 3:21)
Covers sin (Romans 4:7) – Exposes sin   (Galatians 3:19)
Under grace (Galatians 3:22) – Under law (Romans 6:14)
Permanent (II Corinthians 3:11) – Impermanent (II Corinthians 3:13)
For all humans (Matthew 26:28) – For Jews only (Deuteronomy 4:7)
One Great High Priest (8:1) – Many priests (7:23)
Unchangeable (13:8) – Changeable (7:12)
Immortal Priest (2:14 ) – Mortal priests (7:23)
Virgin-born (Luke 2:7 ) – Human births (7:8)
Makes intercession (7:25) – No true intercession (7:18)
Sonship (1:5) – Servanthood (1:14)
Throne for the Son (1:8) – No thrones for angels (1:13)
Jesus gives rest (4:9) – Joshua – no rest (4:8)
Jesus is eternal (8:1) – Joshua only transitory (4:8)
Jesus is speaking today (1:2) – Prophets are silent (1:1)
Jesus controls circumstances (1:3) – Prophets only announced them (1:1)   
Jesus a priest by God’s oath (7:21) – Human priests – no oath (7:20)
Jesus sits at God’s right hand (1:13) – Levites never seated (8:3)
Priesthood non-transferable (7:28) – Transferable priesthood (7:23)
Jesus is the Eternal Word (John 1:1) – Prophets spoke God’s Word (1:1)
One Son (7:3) – Many prophets (1:1)
A Prophet from heaven (1:2) – Prophets from earth (Numbers 22:30)
A High Priest in heaven (8:1) – High priests on earth (Leviticus 16:3)
God is accessible (4:16) – God inaccessible (I Timothy 6:16)
Personal relationship (10:28) – Impersonal relationship (9:8)
True tabernacle: Zion (Galatians 4:26) – Earthly tabernacle: Sinai (Galatians 4:24)
Veil of His flesh: access to God (10:20) – Earthly Veil: restricted access (9:7)
Eternal sacrifice (7:27 ) – Temporal sacrifices   (10:3)
Law of liberty (James 1:25) – Law of Moses (7:16)
Holy, harmless, undefiled (7:26) – Unholy, harmful, defiled (10:11)
Sinless Priest (7:26) – Sinful priests (7:26)
Blood of God’s Son (9:14) – Animal blood (9:13)

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