ание совершенно и всегда на благо (духовное) Его детям. 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. They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. The ancient Greek word translated cloud was a figure of speech indicating a large group, and this is so great a cloud of witnesses. In its original context, “Lord” means God, but the … While circumstances are as we like them, our outlook is mainly confined to the present: but sorrows and trials make us long for the future bliss. Paul did. 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. "My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is make perfect in weakness" ( 2 Corinthians 12:9). Having a shadow: The Greek word, skiav Skia (skee'-ah); means an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object. The second amplification of the subject, as I have said, is that God’s chastisements are appointed to subdue and mortify our flesh, so that we may be renewed for a celestial life. If you go down into a deep well or mine in the daytime, you will then see the shining of stars which were not visible from the earth's surface; so God often brings us low in order that we may perceive the shining beauty of some of His comforting assurances. There is much of this kind of punishment in families; but there in none of it under the administration of God. Patience never thrives except under buffetings and disappointments: it is not even called into exercise while things are going smoothly and pleasantly. And this is not only an unpalatable, but a very hard task. First, tribulation worketh "patience." 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. ‘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’. 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. Note how Jacob, in Genesis 32, pleaded God's promises when he heard that Esau was approaching with four hundred men! . How clearly is all this brought out in 2Corinthians 1:4: "Who comforteth us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God." This God does in various ways. 'They err at one time in severity, at another in indulgence (1 Samuel 3:13; Ephesians 6:4), and do not so much chasten as THINK they chasten' (Bengel). And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. 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. 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. hagiotes. While we have plenty, we cannot properly estimate or appreciate the poverty which our Savior endured. We are on a low plane of spiritual experience, if we do nothing more than simply "bow" to God's hand. As the late C.H. .’ The reasonableness of the appeal of Hebrews 12:9 is further illustrated by a comparison of the character and end in the earthly and heavenly fathers’ discipline respectively. 10.For they verily for a few days, etc. That we might be partakers of his holiness - holy as He is holy (John 15:2; 1 Peter 1:15-16). In a coming day we are going to share His throne; now we are privileged to taste His cross. 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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. 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 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 And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. perikeimai. Their own pleasure. The Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword . Hebrews 12 is the twelfth 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. 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). Instead of his faith being overcome, it triumphs. James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." "As an eagle stirreth up her nest... so the Lord led Israel" ( Deuteronomy 32:11, 12). Greek. Second, the chastisement of our earthly parents was often a matter of their caprice and sometimes issued from irritability of temper, but the rod of our heavenly Father is wielded by infinite goodness and Wisdom of Solomon, and has in view our well being. That we might be partakers of his holiness -, For they verily for a few days chastened us, that we might be partakers of his holiness, εἰς το μεταλαβεῖν τῆς ἁγιότητος αὐτοῦ, that which is profitable, in order to our partaking of His holiness, ἄρα οὖν ἡ παιδεία μετάληψις ἁγιότητός ἐστι, συστρέφει γὰρ τὴν ψυχὴν πρὸς τὸν ἅγιον θεόν, μὴ ἐῶσα αὐτὴν πρὸς ἀνθρώπινόν τι ῥέμβεσθαι. Hebrews 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. # 10:38 Or my righteous ones will live by their faithfulness; Greek reads my righteous one will live by faith. Only here. MAX ALDERMAN. Hebrews 12 Goto page 310; HENRY ALFORD. Not only Song of Solomon, they make us appreciate the more what He endured for us. He is never wrong. Yes, it is "trouble" which makes us turn unto the Lord, not in a mechanical and formal way, but in deep earnestness. Not that the fathers obtained any enjoyment from the punishing of their children, but the word means that it was according to their best judgment. So 'partaking of God's holiness' contrasts with the "few days" of this life for which earthly fathers generally educate their sons. Hebrews 12:1-3. σκιαν. 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 10:1-4 The law: The writer of Hebrews is referring to the Law, meaning the Mosaic system of sacrifice, established in Mt. Westcott-Hort New Testament Greek-English Interlinear with Strong's numbers. Christians are intimately united with Christ; 2. that they are indebted for that union to His flesh and blood, because they eat the one and drink the other; 3. that the flesh and blood of Christ have in them a close and efficacious operation, and impart to them eternal life. Here is He who was man, and yet was God. Because our hearts would soon be more occupied with the blessings rather than with the Blesser Himself. Let the winds of adversity blow if they serve to root more securely in grace the trees of the Lord's planting. Experience unlocks passages which were otherwise closed. Hebrews 12:1–2 is one sentence in the Greek text comprised of a main clause and three subordinate clauses, each introduced by participles. Paul was a proponent of salvation by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8, 9), and that message is strongly communicated in this epistle (Hebrews 4:2, 6:12, 10:19-22, 10:37-39, and 11:1-40). Hebrews 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. 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 … Most vividly is this illustrated in Psalm 107—read carefully verses 11to 28. Christ has promised to return for His people, yet how few of them are daily crying, "Even Song of Solomon, come, Lord Jesus." But all benefited by it in one way or another and in general the principle applies. 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. Then why fret against the Lord when He afflicts the body in order to better the soul? The quotation is from Psalm 102:25-27. Our Lord's suffering is also. Song of Solomon, too, the many "fear not" promises are most valued when our strength fails us and we are ready to sink under despair. The apostle seems to bring in this circumstance to contrast the dealings of earthly parents with those of God. 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. 11 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! Scripture says, "Giving thanks always, for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" ( Ephesians 5:20); and again it exhorts us "Rejoice in the Lord alway" ( Philippians 4:4). This word "for our profit" is a very embracing one, including the development of our characters, the enrichment of our spiritual lives, a closer conformity to the image of Christ. 1-2. They related to this life - a life so brief that it may be said to continue but a “few days.” Yet, in order to secure the benefit to be derived for so short a period from fatherly correction, we submitted without complaining. So in the Lord's Supper ( 1 Corinthians 10:16 , 11:24-26 ), the body and blood are separately represented. This is a grace which anticipates the future. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. If you have been healthy all your lives and have never suffered much weakness and pain, then you are not likely to know much about the strength of God. That then is why He chastens us, to make us like Himself in His perfect holiness. 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." Jairus sought out the Master—why? Therefore does the apostle here proceed from one consideration to another so as to assure the hearts and establish the faith of his afflicted brethren upon this important subject. 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. How rarely we hear them saying, in the language of the mother of Sisera, "Why is His chariot so long in coming? Reading the Text: NRSV (with link to Anglicized NRSV) at Oremus Bible Browser. εχων. The theology presented in Hebrews is consistent with Paul’s. He is set apart in His perfect purity and truth, in His absolute righteousness and true goodness. 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