New Defender's Study Bible Notes
10:12 sat down. The high priests in Israel could never be seated while ministering (Hebrews 10:11), for their work was never finished. They could only enter the most holy place once each year, but Christ sat down at God’s right hand, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever.
10:13 footstool. This refers to the promise of Psalm 110:1, which also speaks of Christ as “of the order of Melchizedec.”
10:16 saith the Lord. Again citing Jeremiah 31:33-34. See notes on Hebrews 8:6-13.
10:17 remember no more. There is a remarkable illustration of this divine “loss of memory” in the next chapter, Hebrews 11. This chapter recounts the great works of faith of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Samson, and many others, but never mentions any of their sins. “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). See also Micah 7:19.