The Discipline of God. Reading the Text: NRSV (with link to Anglicized NRSV) at Oremus Bible Browser. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. God removes us from our comfortable resting places for the purpose of teaching us to use the wings of hope. For a few days. Read online Bible study, search parallel bibles, cross reference verses, compare translations & post comments in bible commentaries at qBible.com. Either way the stress is on the temporary nature of chastisement, both men and God’s. Their rule of chastening is their own often-erring judgment or caprice. "Meaning that it was sometimes clone arbitrarily, or under the influence of passion. The apostle seems to bring in this circumstance to contrast the dealings of earthly parents with those of God. Oftentimes the sheep have to be brought into the dry and desolate wilderness, that they may be made more conscious of their dependency upon the Shepherd. MAX ALDERMAN. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, … Own pleasure— Literally, according to the seeming good to them. The author thought of many more than just the 18 specifically mentioned in Hebrews 11. And this deeper reverence is reasonable. Hebrews was written in Greek but the author quoted the old Hebrew proverbs in Hebrew for the benefit of his Hebrew speaking audience …and later, when Hebrews 12:6 was translated into Greek, the translator/copyist (not the author) made a mistake. Paul did. THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS As early as the second century, this treatise, which is of great rhetorical power and force in its admonition to faithful pilgrimage under Christ’s leadership, bore the title “To the Hebrews.” It was assumed to be directed to Jewish Christians. For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (NASB: Lockman). Yet, in order to secure the benefit to be derived for so short a period from fatherly correction, we submitted without murmuring. But God does it. Jesus is the Greek name for the Hebrew name Joshua or Y'shua which means "The LORD or Yahweh is Salvation". If "in their affliction they will seek Me early" ( Hosea 5:15), then surely afflictions are for our "profit." There are some surgeons who would be more tender if they had suffered from broken bones themselves. The usual word for "cloud" is nephele. But those who have grown in grace, and become men in Christ, who know that all things work together for good to them that love God, and who have learned by experience the precious fruits which issue from sanctified afflictions, accept from God the bitterest cup, and thank Him for it. Trials and troubles often drive us to our knees; sickness and sorrow make us seek unto the Lord. This is clearly set forth in that familiar passage Romans 5:3-5: "We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed." Scripture speaks of this world as a "dry and thirsty land, where no water is" ( Psalm 63:1), and God intends for us to prove this in our experiences. As the late C.H. The Greek word for "experience" also means "the obtaining of proof." 7. kata) it seemed good to them. To become holy like God is to be educated for passing eternity with God (Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 1:4). Hebrews 10:12 12 But when Christ 2 had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he k sat down at the right hand of God, Read more Share Copy God never sends trials because he has any pleasure in afflicting his people, but to make them more useful and happy than they would be without them. 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. 10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. 10.For they verily for a few days, etc. Hebrews 10:1-4 The law: The writer of Hebrews is referring to the Law, meaning the Mosaic system of sacrifice, established in Mt. Sometimes He causes us to lose our confidence in and draw us away from fellowship with worldings by receiving cruel treatment at their hands. Hebrews 10 is the tenth chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author is anonymous, although the internal reference to "our brother Timothy" (Hebrews 13:23) causes a traditional attribution to Paul, but this attribution has been disputed since the second century and there is no decisive evidence for the authorship. It is much tribulation which brings out the sufficiency of God's strength to support under the severest trials, and demonstrates that His grace can sustain the heart under the heaviest losses. âBut He for our profit:' never from passion, from caprice, from the love of power or superiority, but always for our good" (A. Barnes). That we might be partakers of his holiness - holy as He is holy (John 15:2; 1 Peter 1:15-16). His exhortation ought to have more effect on you than the cheers and exhortations of the spectators have on the competitors striving in the games. 4. But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Greek. The Canaanitish woman interviewed the Lord Jesusâwhy? Usually Hebrews was attached in Greek manuscripts to the collection of letters by Paul. Hebrews 12 - Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. ‘His holiness’ is, no doubt, a holiness completely like His own. "It refers to Jesus' total completion of God's assigned redemptive task. Usually Hebrews was attached in Greek manuscripts to the collection of letters by Paul. The cross is the symbol of Christian discipleship. I. Hebrews 12:1–2 is one sentence in the Greek text comprised of a main clause and three subordinate clauses, each introduced by participles. The promises of resurrection mean far more unto Christians when some of their loved ones have been removed by death. Also in Hebrews 13:12 Hebrews 13:20; also compare Hebrews 10:19, with Hebrews 10:21. Let the sun of prosperity be eclipsed if this brings us into closer communion with the Light of life. The same truth is found again in the "that we might be partakers of His holiness:" that our lusts might be mortified, our graces vivified, our souls sanctified. Hebrews 12 Goto page 310; HENRY ALFORD. Those Christians who are but spiritual babes, fret and fume when called upon to endure Divine chastisement, knowing not the gains they will receive if it be accepted in the right spirit. For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. If you have never been visited with trying situations which bring you to your wits' end, or by heartrending bereavements, you may not have discovered much of the sufficiency of Divine grace. He sits as a Refiner of silver, and He applies the heat and removes the refuse till He sees in it His own image. The blood itself, therefore, continues still in heaven before God, the perpetual ransom price of "the eternal covenant" ( Hebrews 13:20 ). It develops our spiritual graces. The word rendered ‘share’ or, in the English version, ‘be partakers of,’ is not the same word as in Hebrews 12:8. The Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword . Not the word in Hebrews 12:14. Hebrews 12 Goto page 310; HENRY ALFORD. Hebrews 12:10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. One of the greatest surprises of the writer's Christian life in connection with his fellow-saints has been, not their ignorance, nor even their inconsistencies, but their earthliness, their reluctance to leave this world. Chastisement is designed to empty us of our self-sufficiency, to make us feel weakness and helplessness. Wherein the chastisement of our heavenly Father is preferable to that of earthly fathers. word of inference; Occurs only here and 1 Thessalonians 4:8.Resume from Hebrews 10:39.. seeing. After their own pleasure; as they chose or thought best. after their own pleasure = according as (Greek. This is a grace which anticipates the future. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 7:12 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881 Spurgeon was wont to say, "There are some verses written, as it were, in a secret ink, which must be held before the fire of adversity before they become visible." So in the Lord's Supper ( 1 Corinthians 10:16 , 11:24-26 ), the body and blood are separately represented. Hebrews 12:10. The “is set down” of the A. V. is also a perfect and means the same thing. During the days when we were minors which was a comparatively short time in the light of the endless future. (1) It is , “for a few days,” i.e., during the brief period of youth. One of the circumstances is, that the corrections of earthly parents had a much less important object than those of God. Instead of his faith being overcome, it triumphs. In a coming day we are going to share His throne; now we are privileged to taste His cross. HEBREWS 12 Parallel KJV. —Hebrews 4:12. Then why fret against the Lord when He afflicts the body in order to better the soul? Hebrews 10:1-12:12 Christ's Sacrifice Once for All. "As an eagle stirreth up her nest... so the Lord led Israel" ( Deuteronomy 32:11, 12). In Scripture, afflictions are compared to fire that purges away the dross ( 1 Peter 1:7), to the fan which drives away the chaff ( Matthew 3:12), to a pruning-hook which cuts off superfluous branches and makes more fruitful the others that remain ( John 15:2), to physic that purges away poisonous matter ( Isaiah 27:9), to plowing and harrowing the ground that it may be prepared to receive good seed ( Jeremiah 4:3). hagiotes. Hebrews 12:10 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear) οἱ μὲν γὰρ πρὸς ὀλίγας ἡμέρας κατὰ τὸ δοκοῦν αὐτοῖς ἐπαίδευον, ὁ δὲ ἐπὶ τὸ συμφέρον εἰς τὸ μεταλαβεῖν τῆς ἁγιότητος αὐτοῦ. Hebrews 12 Chapter 12. ‘For a few days.’ This may mean that chastening never lasted long, but was only temporary, or it may refer to the period of childhood as being relatively only ‘for a few days’. . If Lazarus had not died, Martha and Mary would not have received such a demonstration of Christ as the Resurrection and the Life. If we remember back to the earthly chastening of our parents we will remember that it was only temporary, ‘for a few days’. As God He could not die, but He stooped to death in the inferior nature. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. This first term (archēgos) is used in Heb. one would suppose that once we had quenched our thirst at the Fountain of living waters, we would no more want to drink from the unsatisfying and polluted cisterns of this world. Again; if our rescuer dislocated our shoulder when pulling us out of the water in which we were drowning, would we be angry with him? author--"Prince-leader." Would any Christian in his right mind dare to pray, Let me not be afflicted, no matter what good it should do me? It hence follows that these chastisements bring far greater benefit, as the spiritual holiness conferred by God far exceeds the advantages which belong to the body. It is only when some brother has denied you, that you begin to understand what Christ felt, when Peter denied Him. Not only Song of Solomon, they make us appreciate the more what He endured for us. The Epistle to the Hebrews, or Letter to the Hebrews, or in the Greek manuscripts, simply To the Hebrews (Πρὸς Ἑβραίους) is one of the books of the New Testament.. Of course not. Yes, it is "trouble" which makes us turn unto the Lord, not in a mechanical and formal way, but in deep earnestness. Ah, my brethren, all of us delight in being made to lie down in the "green pastures" and being led beside the "still waters;" yet it would not be for God's glory nor for our own highest good to luxuriate spiritually at all times. First, tribulation worketh "patience." Here is He who was man, and yet was God. But in order to prove this, we have to be brought into the place of severe testing and trial, and made to feel our own incompetency and nothingness. 10.A few days—During the period of our minority. The sisters of Lazarus sent a message to the absent Saviorâwhy? But all benefited by it in one way or another and in general the principle applies. Hebrews 12:1 • Hebrews 12:1 NIV • Hebrews 12:1 NLT • Hebrews 12:1 ESV • Hebrews 12:1 NASB • Hebrews 12:1 KJV • Hebrews 12:1 Commentaries • Hebrews 12:1 Bible Apps • Hebrews 12:1 Biblia Paralela • Hebrews 12:1 Chinese Bible • Hebrews 12:1 French Bible • Hebrews 12:1 German Bible Interlinear Bible Bible Hub Note that v. 3 is introduced by the Greek subordinating conjunction gar, which gives the grounds for the exhortation in vv. So with worldly pleasures: God often makes the grapes of earthly joys bitter to our taste, so that we should no longer seek after them. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. It might be according to right and conscience, or it might be according to caprice, passion, or pleasure. εχων. and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 10:12. But that is a very gloomy way of viewing things: rather should the children of God say after each trial or affliction, "That severs another strand in the rope which binds me to this world, and makes me long all the more for Heaven. (10) After their own pleasure.âRather, as seemed good unto them. The Book of Job gives another, and the sufferings of Jesus were not because of any lack in Him, although He learned from them and through them was made perfect for the task He had to do (Hebrews 2:10), while the blood of the Martyrs became the seed of the church, they were a divine advertisement. This "rejoicing" is not in tribulations considered in themselves, but because the Christian knows they are appointed by his Father, and because of their beneficial effects. First, the chastisement we received from our earthly parents had reference mainly to our good in this life, whereas the disciplinary dealings of our heavenly Father looks forward to the life to come ( 2 Corinthians 4:17). 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It means rather to share in what is not within our reach; it implies willing acceptance rather than personal acquisition, though shared with others, even with the blessed God Himself. It might be according to right and conscience, or it might be according to caprice, passion, or. Ps 110:1). The added words "after their own pleasure" or "as seemed good" to them, points another contrast between the disciplinary dealings of our earthly parents and those of our heavenly Father. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. There he has only to await the final outcome of his work (Heb 10:12–13; cf. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”. And that cannot be done without first considering the author of the letter. 18 You have not come to a physical mountain,[h]to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai.19 For they heard an awesome trumpet blast and a voice so terrible that they begged God to stop speaking.20 They staggered back under God’s command: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”[i]21 Moses himself was so … Hebrews 10:12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, ... Shin, Vav, Ayin (Y, SH, OO, A). 10. Whatever be the form, degree, or duration of our afflictions, all is ordered by infinite wisdom so as to secure this object. The test of a ship is to weather the storm; so it is with faith. The earthly fathers exercised discipline for a few days in accordance with what commended itself to their judgment as proper; a judgment which could not be infallible and must sometimes have hindered rather than helped true growth; but the heavenly Father uses discipline with a view to our profit that we may partake of his holiness. The “is set … Three of these effects or spiritual graces thus developed are here mentioned. Having a shadow: The Greek word, skiav Skia (skee'-ah); means an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object. Greek. 37 “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. We were once familiar with a Christian who had formed a habit of meeting each worldly difficulty or trial to the flesh by saying, "This is only another nail in my coffin." Hebrews 10:12 12 But when Christ 2 had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he k sat down at the right hand of God, Read more Share Copy My wife and I were stopped at a railroad crossing to allow a train to pass. In the midst of all these things, it is clear and certain that by the eating of Christ’s flesh and the drinking of His blood, or by faith, 1. The application of this to spiritual matters is obvious. It is very noticeable in the four Gospels how rarely men and women that were in health and strength sought out Christ; it was trouble and illness which brought them to the great Physician. Our example. The same Greek … Hebrews 12:1–2 is one sentence in the Greek text comprised of a main clause and three subordinate clauses, each introduced by participles. He is set apart in His perfect purity and truth, in His absolute righteousness and true goodness. HEBREWS 12 Parallel KJV and Greek Bible (New Testament) < Previous: Next > KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is … Hebrews 12:10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; … Psalm 94:15 But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in … Isaiah 51:1 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek … It weans us from the world. 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