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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hebrews 12:4

    CHAPTERS: Hebrews 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29




    King James Bible - Hebrew 12:4

    Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

    World English Bible

    You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin;

    Douay-Rheims - Hebrew 12:4

    For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Ye have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3768 μεχρις 3360 αιματος 129 αντικατεστητε 478 5627 προς 4314 την 3588 αμαρτιαν 266 ανταγωνιζομενοι 464 5740

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (4) -
    :2; 10:32-34 Mt 24:9 1Co 10:13 2Ti 4:6,7 Re 2:13; 6:9-11; 12:11; 17:6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:4

    ¶ Que an no habis resistido hasta la sangre combatiendo contra el pecado;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hebrew 12:4

    Verse 4. Ye have not yet
    resisted unto blood] Many of those already mentioned were martyrs for the truth; they persevered unto death, and lost their lives in bearing testimony to the truth. Though you have had opposition and persecution, yet you have not been called, in bearing your testimony against sin and sinners, to seal the truth with your blood.

    Striving against sin.] prov thn amartian antagwni zomenoi? An allusion to boxing at the Grecian games. In the former passages the apostle principally refers to the foot races.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood , etc..] They had resisted sin, and Satan, and the world, the men of it, and the lusts of it, and its frowns and flatteries, and also false teachers, even every adversary of Christ, and their souls; but they had not, as yet, resisted unto blood, or to the shedding of their blood, as some of the Old Testament saints had done; as some in the times of the Maccabees, and as James the apostle of Christ, and as Christ himself: wherefore the apostle suggests, that they ought to consider, that they had been indulged; and what they had been engaged in, were only some light skirmishes; and that they must expect to suffer as long as they were in the world, and had blood in them; and that their blood, when called for, should be spilled for the sake of Christ: striving against sin ; which is the principal antagonist the believer has, and is here particular pointed out: sin is here, by some, thought to be put for sinful men; or it may design the sin of those men, who solicited the saints to a defection from the truth; or the sin of apostasy itself; or that of unbelief; or rather indwelling sin, and the lusts of the flesh, which war against the soul. Now this is said, to sharpen and increase the saints resentment and indignation against it, as being their antagonist, with whom they strive and combat, and which is the cause of all the evils in the world, exposes to wrath to come, and separates from communion with God; and to encourage them to bear their sufferings patiently, since they are not without sin, as Christ was; and since their afflictions and sufferings are for the subduing of sin, and the increase of holiness.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-11 - The persevering obedience of
    faith in Christ, was the race set befor the Hebrews, wherein they must either win the crown of glory, or have everlasting misery for their portion; and it is set before us. By the sin that does so easily beset us, understand that sin to which we ar most prone, or to which we are most exposed, from habit, age, or circumstances. This is a most important exhortation; for while a man' darling sin, be it what it will, remains unsubdued, it will hinder his from running the Christian race, as it takes from him every motive for running, and gives power to every discouragement. When weary and fain in their minds, let them recollect that the holy Jesus suffered, to save them from eternal misery. By stedfastly looking to Jesus, their thoughts would strengthen holy affections, and keep under their carna desires. Let us then frequently consider him. What are our littl trials to his agonies, or even to our deserts? What are they to the sufferings of many others? There is a proneness in believers to gro weary, and to faint under trials and afflictions; this is from the imperfection of grace and the remains of corruption. Christians shoul not faint under their trials. Though their enemies and persecutors ma be instruments to inflict sufferings, yet they are Divin chastisements; their heavenly Father has his hand in all, and his wis end to answer by all. They must not make light of afflictions, and be without feeling under them, for they are the hand and rod of God, an are his rebukes for sin. They must not despond and sink under trials nor fret and repine, but bear up with faith and patience. God may le others alone in their sins, but he will correct sin in his ow children. In this he acts as becomes a father. Our earthly parent sometimes may chasten us, to gratify their passion, rather than to reform our manners. But the Father of our souls never willingly grieve nor afflicts his children. It is always for our profit. Our whole lif here is a state of childhood, and imperfect as to spiritual things therefore we must submit to the discipline of such a state. When we come to a perfect state, we shall be fully reconciled to all God' chastisement of us now. God's correction is not condemnation; the chastening may be borne with patience, and greatly promote holiness Let us then learn to consider the afflictions brought on us by the malice of men, as corrections sent by our wise and gracious Father, for our spiritual good.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    4. Unto
    blood (mecriv aimatov). Your strife against sin has not entailed the shedding of your blood, as did that of many of the O.T. worthies, and of Jesus himself. See ch. xi. 35, 37. Of Jesus it is said, Philip. ii. 8, "he became obedient to the extent of death (mecri qanatou). Comp. 2 Macc. xiii. 14.

    Striving against sin (prov thn amartian antagwnizomenoi). The verb N.T.o . LXX, 4 Macc. xvii. 14. Sin is personified.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29


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