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Jesus - The Body Prepared for whom? - a brief investigation

While having dealt with this in diverse places of this site, a more focused revisit seems in order.

The reader and others really desiring to know Jehovah's purpose need little else here than what the Bible actually says.   I shall therefore keep my words to a minimum.


We are first introduced to this pivotal topic by the Apostle Paul in Hebrews 10:5-10 in the context of the required sacrifices under the law, which did no more than just buy a little more survival time for Israel on death row until Messiah.

Here we are witness to a conversation in heaven between the only begotten son of god, the one through whom all things were made (not created), and his Father, where the son acknowledges that it was his Father's will for another person –a life– to be sacrificed like a lamb in his –a life– stead and that a body would be prepared for that purpose in the manner of the type where the body of a sheep –a life– was sacrificed in place of Abraham's only begotten son Isaac –a life–:

1 For the law, having a shadow of the good to come, not the very image of the things, can never with the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near.  2 Or else would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshippers, having been cleansed once, would have had no more consciousness of sins?  3 But in those sacrifices there is a yearly reminder of sins.  4 For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.  5 Therefore when he comes into/for the world [of Israel]*, he says,

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,

but you prepared a body for me;

6 you had no pleasure in whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin.

7 Then I said, ‘Look, I have come (in the scroll of the book it is written of me)

to do your will, O God.’”

8 Previously saying, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you didn’t desire, neither had pleasure in them” (those which are offered according to the law),  9 then he has said, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He takes away the first, that he may establish the second,  10 by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Before we continue with the text it is essential to note that Paul quoted from Psalm 40:6 about a body being prepared.  Most translations, however, have the Psalmist say nothing about a body being prepared, but instead focus on a readying of ears, listening to a master or even having one's ears pierced for permanent employment, as that is frequently interpreted by many scholars and commentators.  Wonderful ear-candy in the artificially created forgiveness-for-all-post-messianic-world-of-Christendom, which completely sidesteps the OT types foundation of the Good News and obfuscates Jehovah's purpose.

The central question in almost all murder mysteries revolve around the body and its location.

Occasionally murder may be proven circumstantially without a body, while doubts remain, but we do have a body of the murder victim and all the necessary proof of who did what and why.

That body clearly identified in Verse 10 above is . . . wait for it . . . the body of Jesus Christ!

Did Paul lie when he quoted from Psalm 40 verse 6?  Emphatically NO,  since some translations of Psalm 40:6 have escaped the carnage, via one of the oldest here via the Septuagint:

(39:6) {1} Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not; but a body hast thou prepared me: whole–burnt–offering and sacrifice for sin thou didst not require.

and then from one of the oldest English Translations - the Tyndale (Rogers Coverdale) 1535:

Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not have, but a body hast thou ordained me: burntoffering and sacrifice for sin thou hast not allowed.

According to the OT type of a sheep dying in place of an only-begotten-son (Isaac) to save the future seed of Abraham Israel (Isaiah 41:8), a sheep likewise died in place of Jehovah's heavenly only-begotten-son to save the seed of Abraham Israel.

The continuing verses from Hebrews chapter 10 clearly indicate who was rescued through the redemptive atonement of the sacrificed sheep Jesus:

11 Every priest indeed stands day by day serving and often offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins,  12 but he, when he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;  13 from that time waiting until his enemies are made the footstool of his feet.  14 For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.  15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,

16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them:

‘After those days,’ says the Lord,

‘I will put my laws on their heart,

I will also write them on their mind;’”

then he says,

17 “I will remember their sins and their iniquities no more.” *

18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.  19 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus,  20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  21 and having a great priest over the house of God,  22 let’s draw near with a true heart in fullness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and having our body washed with pure water,  23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful.   edited Net ASV

* Strong's 2889 1. organised arrangement of things, government;  2. adornment, decoration

Paul had introduced his remarks with the earlier verses and chapters of Hebrews 10 to show that Israel no longer needed the annual redemption sacrifices of the atonement.  These remarks laid the foundation for the point he was driving home to them, namely that this was Israel's final once and for all (time) atonement to free them from their sins of transgressing a law only they had and could therefore sin against: 10 by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

God's new covenant was with Israel, none other.   The sins in verse 17 above in the quote from Jeremiah 31:34 were entirely those of Israel's collective transgressions, none other.  Why then did Paul use the plural personal pronoun we if we are not included?  Then again, why do people read themselves into the plural personal pronouns of all the epistles?  For definitive answers click here.

*  Paul quoted here from Jeremiah 31 where Jehovah promised a permanent end to Israel's continual blame game along with their suffering for the sins of the fathers who disobeyed a law only they had and that He would sooner do away with the laws of the universe than for Israel to be a unique and special nation/people to Him always.

One needs to remember that Israel was Jehovah's absolutely permanent inheritance guaranteed and documented here in the New Covenant/Testament context:

Jeremiah 31:29-37:

29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.  30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge.  31 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:  32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah.  33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Jehovah: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:  34 and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

35 Thus saith Jehovah, who giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, who stirreth up the sea, so that the waves thereof roar; Jehovah of hosts is his name:  36 If these ordinances depart from before me, saith Jehovah, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.  37 Thus saith Jehovah: If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, then will I also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith Jehovah.  ASV 1901

The Bible says it all.  If no one wants to know . . . their problem.

The End!