New Defender's Study Bible Notes
13:20 God of peace. Note the many wonderful appellations of God. Here He is called “the God of peace” (also in Romans 15:33; 16:20; Philippians 4:9; and I Thessalonians 5:23). He is, in addition, “the God of glory” (Acts 7:2), “the God of patience and consolation,” as well as “the God of hope” (Romans 15:5,13); “the God of all comfort” (II Corinthians 1:3); “the God of love and peace” (II Corinthians 13:11); and “the God of all grace” (I Peter 5:10).
13:20 brought again. The same Greek word is used in Acts 16:39. As the magistrates brought out Paul and Silas from the prison, so did God bring forth the Lord Jesus from death and the grave. This is the only direct reference to Christ’s resurrection in the book of Hebrews, although inferences and applications of that great event abound throughout the book.
13:20 that great shepherd. Christ is also called “the good shepherd” (John 10:11), and “the chief Shepherd” (I Peter 5:4).
13:20 blood of the everlasting covenant. Note that “the blood of the covenant” is counted “an unholy thing” by apostates (Hebrews 10:29), but it sealed the new covenant as “everlasting.”
13:21 every good work. Note Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13.
13:21 wellpleasing. Compare Hebrews 13:16.