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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hebrews 12:28


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    King James Bible - Hebrew 12:28

    Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

    World English Bible

    Therefore,
    receiving a Kingdom that can't be shaken, let us have grace, through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe,

    Douay-Rheims - Hebrew 12:28

    Therefore
    receiving an immoveable kingdom, we have grace; whereby let us serve, pleasing God, with fear and reverence.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Wherefore we
    receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear.

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    διο
    1352 βασιλειαν 932 ασαλευτον 761 παραλαμβανοντες 3880 5723 εχωμεν 2192 5725 χαριν 5485 δι 1223 ης 3739 λατρευωμεν 3000 5725 ευαρεστως 2102 τω 3588 θεω 2316 μετα 3326 αιδους 127 και 2532 ευλαβειας 2124

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    VERSE (28) -
    Isa 9:7 Da 2:44; 7:14,27 Mt 25:34 Lu 1:33; 17:20,21 1Pe 1:4,5

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:28

    Así que, tomando el Reino inmvil, retengamos la gracia por la cual sirvamos a Dios, agradndole con temor y reverencia.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hebrew 12:28

    Verse 28. We
    receiving a kingdom] The Gospel dispensation, frequently termed the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven, because in it God reigns among men, and he reigns in the hearts of them that believe, and his kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

    Which cannot be moved] Which never can fail, because it is the last dispensation.

    Let us have grace] exwmen carin? Let us have, keep, or hold fast, the benefit or gift, that is, the heavenly kingdom which God has given us. This is the meaning of the word, 2 Cor. viii. 4, and is so rendered by our translators; and it is only by this heavenly gift of the Gospel that we can serve God acceptably, for he can be pleased with no service that is not performed according to the Gospel of his Son.

    If we prefer the common meaning of the word grace it comes to the same thing; without the grace - the especial succour and influence of Christ, we cannot serve, latreuwmen, pay religious worship to God; for he receives no burnt-offering that is not kindled by fire from his own altar.

    Acceptably] euarestwv? In such a way as to please him well. And the offering, with which he is well pleased, he will graciously accept; and if he accept our service, his Spirit will testify in our conscience that our ways please him. When Hebel sacrifices, God is well pleased; where Cain offers, there is no approbation.

    Reverence] aidouv? With shamefacedness or modesty.

    Godly fear] eulabeiav? Religious fear. We have boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, but let that boldness be ever tempered with modesty and religious fear; for we should never forget that we have sinned, and that God is a consuming fire. Instead of aidouv kai eulabeiav, modesty and religious fear, ACD*, several others, with the Slavonic and Chrysostom, have eulabeiav kai deouv, and others have yobou kai tromou, fear and trembling; but the sense is nearly the same.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved , etc..] Not the kingdom of glory; eternal glory is a kingdom, and it is an immovable one; and is a free gift of God, and may be said to be now received; God's people are called unto it, and are made meet for it, and have a right unto it, and have it in faith and hope, and in Christ their head and representative: but the kingdom of grace, under the Gospel dispensation, is meant: there are several things in this dispensation which are called a kingdom; as a Gospel church, the Gospel itself, and the privileges and blessings of grace bestowed, especially spiritual and internal ones, ( Matthew 25:1 Luke 16:16) ( Romans 14:17) and the whole dispensation is called the kingdom of heaven, ( Matthew 3:2 4:17). Christ he is King, believers are his subjects, the Gospel is his sceptre, and the ordinances are his laws and appointments, and all are immovable; and a man may be said to receive this kingdom, when he is delivered from the power of darkness, is regenerated, and has the blessings of grace actually bestowed on him, and is brought to Zion: let us have grace ; by which is meant, not thankfulness for so great a blessing, though this is highly requisite and necessary; nor the favour of God, though, as the reception of the kingdom springs from hence, a sense of it ought to abide; nor the habit or principle of grace in the heart, unless particularly the grace of faith, and the exercise of it, should be designed; but rather the doctrine of grace, the Gospel, is intended; and the sense is, ecwmen , let us hold it, as the Ethiopic version renders it; let us hold the Gospel fast, and a profession of it: the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions read, we have grace; this goes along with the immovable kingdom; all that have truly received the one, have the other: whereby we may serve God ; God is to be served, and not a creature, nor the elements of this world, the ceremonial law, and its rites: nor is he to be served in any form, only in a spiritual way; and without holding to the Gospel, there is no serving him in an evangelic manner; the true and right way of serving him is as follows: acceptably ; in Christ, in the Gospel of his Son, and by faith in him, without which it is impossible to please God: with reverence ; of the majesty of God, with shame for sin, and with a sense of unworthiness: and godly fear ; which has God for its author and object, and which springs from his grace, and is increased by discoveries of his goodness; and which is consistent with faith, and spiritual joy; (see Psalm 2:11 5:7).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 18-29 - Mount
    Sinai, on which the Jewish church state was formed, was a moun such as might be touched, though forbidden to be so, a place that coul be felt; so the Mosaic dispensation was much in outward and earthl things. The gospel state is kind and condescending, suited to our wea frame. Under the gospel all may come with boldness to God's presence But the most holy must despair, if judged by the holy law given from Sinai, without a Saviour. The gospel church is called Mount Zion; ther believers have clearer views of heaven, and more heavenly tempers of soul. All the children of God are heirs, and every one has the privileges of the first-born. Let a soul be supposed to join tha glorious assembly and church above, that is yet unacquainted with God still carnally-minded, loving this present world and state of things looking back to it with a lingering eye, full of pride and guile filled with lusts; such a soul would seem to have mistaken its way place, state, and company. It would be uneasy to itself and all abou it. Christ is the Mediator of this new covenant, between God and man to bring them together in this covenant; to keep them together; to plead with God for us, and to plead with us for God; and at length to bring God and his people together in heaven. This covenant is made fir by the blood of Christ sprinkled upon our consciences, as the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled upon the altar and the victim. This bloo of Christ speaks in behalf of sinners; it pleads not for vengeance, but for mercy. See then that you refuse not his gracious call and offere salvation. See that you do not refuse Him who speaketh from heaven with infinite tenderness and love; for how can those escape, who tur from God in unbelief or apostacy, while he so graciously beseeches the to be reconciled, and to receive his everlasting favour! God's dealin with men under the gospel, in a way of grace, assures us, that he wil deal with the despisers of the gospel, in a way of judgment. We cannot worship God acceptably, unless we worship him with reverence and godl fear. Only the grace of God enables us to worship God aright. God is the same just and righteous God under the gospel as under the law. The inheritance of believers is secured to them; and all things pertainin to salvation are freely given in answer to prayer. Let us seek for grace, that we may serve God with reverence and godly fear __________________________________________________________________


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    και
    2532 CONJ γαρ 1063 CONJ ο 3588 T-NSM θεος 2316 N-NSM ημων 2257 P-1GP πυρ 4442 N-NSN καταναλισκον 2654 5723 V-PAP-NSN


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