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Hebrews 4:12  (1611 King James Bible)

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For the word of God is quicke and powerfull, and sharper then any two edged sword, pearcing euen to the diuiding asunder of soule and spirit, and of the ioynts and marrowe, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


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Other Translations of Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
- King James Version (Cambridge Edition)

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart.
- Basic English Bible

For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart.
- Darby Bible

Heb 4:12 For the word of God. The Israelites came short because they refused to hear the word of the Lord. If we could enter in, we must take heed to the word. It is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword. Cutting keenly and in all directions. Piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit. It not only gives life, but slays, as was the case with the Israelites who fell in the wilderness, and pierces to the soul and spirit. It reaches the very fountains of life. A discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. It lays bare the thoughts and the intentions.
- People's Bible

For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
- Webster's Bible

For God's Message is full of life and power, and is keener than the sharpest two-edged sword. It pierces even to the severance of soul from spirit, and penetrates between the joints and the marrow, and it can discern the secret thoughts and purposes of the heart.
- Weymouth Bible

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
- World English Bible

and spedi in worching, and more able to perse than any tweyne eggid swerd, and stretchith forth to the departynge of the soule and of the spirit, and of the ioynturis and merewis, and demere of thouytis, and of intentis and hertis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the reckoning of God is living, and working, and sharp above every two-edged sword, and piercing unto the dividing asunder both of soul and spirit, of joints also and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart;
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

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View Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 4:12

4:12 For the word of God - Preached, #Heb 4:2|, and armed with threatenings, #Heb 4:3|. Is living and powerful - Attended with the power of the living God, and conveying either life or death to the hearers. Sharper than any two - edged sword - Penetrating the heart more than this does the body. Piercing - Quite through, and laying open. The soul and spirit, joints and marrow - The inmost recesses of the mind, which the apostle beautifully and strongly expresses by this heap of figurative words. And is a discerner - Not only of the thoughts, but also of the intentions.

 

Andy Briggs's comment on 2015-05-15 23:05:56:

it talks about the power of God in all situations, it 's adaptability, it 's power to detect, reveal and discern to the uttermost

 


Ronnie's comment on 2015-02-20 14:28:16:

I am the worst sinner i know of. The Word of God has shown me myself. The desperate depravity of wickedness that prevents me from the glory of God 's goodness and His righteousness. The Word discerns every thought and intent, that, "every imagination of the thoughts of 'my 'heart are only evil continually. " And that, "i know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing. " And "when i would do good, evil is present with me. " The Word declares these things, not only of me myself and i, but of all mankind, born in the fallen image of Adam. And so those whom God has put His Spirit within the Witness of "the Word, which became flesh and dwelt among us, " and that Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, those blessed sinners, foreknown, predestined, called, justified, sanctified,and glorified,these possess the discernment of the Word, Christ Jesus. He who needed not that any man should tell Him anything. For He already knows what is in man.

 


jay's comment on 2015-02-13 08:51:24:

I believe in this passage for his word is who he is and that is god and he see what is truly in the heart of a person we can fool him we say one thing but or heart tells him the truth and the heart is our soul and the real way to god our temple is our body we just have to be real in are faith which only god knows who we are .

 


OKORIE JOHN N's comment on 2014-10-05 01:35:19:

GOD IS A MYSTERIOUS GOD AND HIS WORD IS INDESPENSABLE, POWERFUL, AND MYSTERIOUS . THE WORD OF GOD IS GOD HIMSELF.

 


Olabode's comment on 2014-06-06 02:44:24:

The word of God is quick and powerful meaning that, we can use the word to address many issues of life, for example,it can be used to resist devil has Jesus Christ did in Mathew4,Luke4. It can be used to bring deadly things back to life Ezekiel 37. It can be used to address past, present and future restoration . If we belief in the word of God, it will work for us and correct us any time we want to deviate from his will.

 


tim's comment on 2014-05-18 16:16:24:

what if this verse had to do with relationship. we ask Jesus to come into our lives. so, He does moving powerfully through our bodies and into the secret place of our lives between the soul and spirit and discerning our thoughts and intents. Ps. 91 It is here that he sets up His throne and we worship Him and we hear Him and He hears us. Just a thought.

 


charles g's comment on 2014-04-04 10:56:30:

For, the living word of God working sharper than a two mouth sword, cutting into the joints and marrow of the bones dividing the soul and spirit, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart and laying open all our inner makeup.

 


Y.john's comment on 2014-02-13 07:53:45:

It s real Very powerful scipture to me n i thank God

 


Doris's comment on 2013-12-29 12:22:48:

I say yes Lord to Your word. Your word is true.

 


jackson dumam's comment on 2013-12-19 18:04:05:

This scripture makes me to always remembers the extra ordinary ability of the word of God.it giives me strength.

 


CHRIS ALAO's comment on 2013-10-14 17:04:52:

This ar among my favourite vs in book of Hebrew it acting fast whenever i aply this words in my prayer,power in this words motivate my soul at a time i cme across this words

 


joanetta clardy's comment on 2013-10-08 21:25:09:

love the word of GOD THANK YOU

 


Kim's comment on 2013-08-23 15:57:52:

I find it interesting that god made us in His image-Body Soul and Spirit. The verse says that the sword cuts thru all to Gods bring forth Gods will. How perfect is his will. Praise the lord.

 


Leneau Crawford, Jr.'s comment on 2013-08-13 15:58:50:

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quicke and powerfull, and sharper then any two edged sword, pearcing euen to the diuiding asunder of soule and spirit, and of the ioynts and marrowe, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The word of God states it unequivocally.

 


Allen Dewitt's comment on 2013-07-25 13:39:37:

Powerful,I happen to know God and
Jesus Christ my Lord and savior,these word pierced me years ago when the Lord delivered me form a heart attack (2002)and last year from prostate cancer(2012) totally awesome!!!

 


Travanda Horne's comment on 2013-06-05 13:54:24:

The word of God,is so pure and edifying ! You can either allow it Help & Heal you (Belief)or Hurt & Harm(Disbelief.

 


hiwater's comment on 2012-11-18 07:49:03:

This is my favorite scripture, too! There is an entire sermon in it for any preacher!

 


LADYT's comment on 2012-05-10 12:48:37:

MY SPIRIT LOVES THESE WORDS. MY JOY IN SPIRIT GROWS.

 


Mariah's comment on 2010-06-23 10:30:22:

My FAVORITE scripture!!!

 


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