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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hebrews 12:13


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    King James Bible - Hebrew 12:13

    And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

    World English Bible

    and make straight paths for your
    feet, so that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

    Douay-Rheims - Hebrew 12:13

    And make straight steps with your
    feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And make straight paths for your
    feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 τροχιας 5163 ορθας 3717 ποιησατε 4160 5657 τοις 3588 ποσιν 4228 υμων 5216 ινα 2443 μη 3361 το 3588 χωλον 5560 εκτραπη 1624 5652 ιαθη 2390 5686 δε 1161 μαλλον 3123

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    VERSE (13) -
    Pr 4:26,27 Isa 35:3,8-10; 40:3,4; 42:16; 58:12 Jer 18:15 Lu 3:5

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:13

    Y haced derechos pasos a vuestros pies, para que lo que es cojo no salga fuera de camino; antes sea sanado.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hebrew 12:13

    Verse 13. Make straight paths for your
    feet] That is, Take the straight path that is before you, do not go in crooked or rough ways, where are stones, briers, and thorns, by which you will be inevitably lamed, and so totally prevented from proceeding in the way; whereas, if you go in the even, proper path, though you have been wounded by getting into a wrong way, that which was wounded will be healed by moderate, equal exercise, all impediments being removed. The application of all this to a correct, holy deportment in religious life, is both natural and easy.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. And make straight paths for your
    feet , etc..] By feet are meant the walk and conversation of the saints, both in the church, and in the world, ( Song of Solomon 7:1) and there are paths made ready for these feet to walk in; as the good old paths of truth, of the word and worship of God, of faith and holiness: and to make these paths straight, is to make the word of God the rule of walking; to avoid carefully joining anything with it as a rule; to attend constantly on the ordinances of Christ; to go on evenly in a way of believing on him; to walk in some measure worthy of the calling wherewith we are called, and by way of example to others. Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way ; a lame member, as the Syriac version, a lame member of the body of Christ, the church; or a lame person, as the Arabic version, a weak believer; one that is ready to halt, either through the corruption of nature, or through the weakness of grace, or through want of light and judgment, and through instability and inconstancy; lest such an one should, through the irregular walk and conversation of others, be stumbled and offended, and go out of the way, and leave the paths of righteousness and truth. God takes care of, and has a regard to such, and he would have others also, ( Micah 4:6 Zephaniah 3:19). The Ethiopic version reads, that your halting may be healed, and not offended: that you yourselves may not halt and stumble. But let it rather be healed ; the fallen believer be restored, the weak brother be confirmed, the halting professor be strengthened, and everyone be built up and established upon the most holy faith, and in the pure ways of the Gospel.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-17 - A burden of
    affliction is apt to make the Christian's hands hang down and his knees grow feeble, to dispirit him and discourage him; but against this he must strive, that he may better run his spiritual rac and course. Faith and patience enable believers to follow peace an holiness, as a man follows his calling constantly, diligently, and with pleasure. Peace with men, of all sects and parties, will be favourabl to our pursuit of holiness. But peace and holiness go together; ther can be not right peace without holiness. Where persons fail of havin the true grace of God, corruption will prevail and break forth; bewar lest any unmortified lust in the heart, which seems to be dead, shoul spring up, to trouble and disturb the whole body. Falling away from Christ is the fruit of preferring the delights of the flesh, to the blessing of God, and the heavenly inheritance, as Esau did. But sinner will not always have such mean thoughts of the Divine blessing an inheritance as they now have. It agrees with the profane man' disposition, to desire the blessing, yet to despise the means whereb the blessing is to be gained. But God will neither sever the means from the blessing, nor join the blessing with the satisfying of man's lusts God's mercy and blessing were never sought carefully and not obtained.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 τροχιας 5163 ορθας 3717 ποιησατε 4160 5657 τοις 3588 ποσιν 4228 υμων 5216 ινα 2443 μη 3361 το 3588 χωλον 5560 εκτραπη 1624 5652 ιαθη 2390 5686 δε 1161 μαλλον 3123

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    13. Make straight paths for your
    feet ( trociav orqav poieite toiv posin umwn). After the LXX of Prov. iv. 26. The corresponding Hebrew means to tear, to cut into: hence to cut through as a path; to make firm or plain. Orqov N.T. Only here and Acts xiv. 10; commonly straight or upright, but also right, safe, happy. Comp. Prov. viii. 6; xv. 14; xxi. 8. here, not in the sense of straight as distinguished from crooked, but more generally, right, plain, by implication even or smooth. 239 Trocia N.T.o is literally a wheel-track (trocov a wheel). Very rare in profane Greek. Toiv posin uJmwn "for your feet," not with. That is, exert yourselves to make the course clear for yourselves and your fellow Christians, so that there be no stumbling and laming.

    That which is lame (to cwlon). Cwlov lame, halting, only in Synoptic Gospels and Acts. Mostly in the literal sense. Proverbial in Isa. xxxiii. 23. Metaphorically here, and partly Matt. xviii. 8; Mark ix. 45. The verb cwlainein to be lame or to make lame (not in N.T.) is used metaphorically in LXX, Psalm xviii. 45; 1 Kings xviii. 21, where the A.V. "how long halt ye between two opinions" is ewv pote ujmeiv cwlaneite ejp' ajmfoteraiv taiv ijgnuaiv how long do ye go lame on both your hams? To cwlon here signifies the lame part or limb.

    Be turned out of the way (ektraph). Rend. "be put out of joint." The A.V. is according to the more usual meaning of the verb, which, in N.T., is confined, with this exception, to the Pastoral Epistles. See 1 Tim. i. 6; v. 15; 2 Tim. iv. 4. LXX only Amos v. 8. But it is also used by medical writers in the passive, with the meaning to be wrenched or dislocated. 240 There is nothing strange in the use of this word in a medical sense by our writer, whose work bears the stamp of Alexandria. The Greeks received their knowledge of surgery from the Egyptians, and mural paintings and documents, and even hieroglyphic symbols, prove that that people had attained remarkable proficiency in the science. Herodotus (ch. iii. 131) mentions a medical school at Cyrene in Africa, and says that the pupils of that school were regarded as the second best physicians in all Greece. At the time of Galen (163 A.D.) the medical school of Alexandria was the most famous in the world, and Galen himself studied there. Celsus (first half of the first century A.D.), in the 7th book of his treatise De Artibius, treats of surgical operations according to the views of the Alexandrian schools. The commonly accepted rendering of the A.V., besides giving a conception which is very tame, presents two incongruities: the association of going astray with lameness, and of healing with straying. The other rendering gives a lively and consistent image. Make the paths smooth and even, so that the lame limb be not dislocated by stones or pitfalls. Do everything to avoid aggravating the weakness of a fellow-Christian. Rather try to heal it. To cwlon may refer either to an individual or to a section of the church which is weak and vacillating.



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