Hebrews 12:18

“For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For yee are not come vnto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor vnto blacknesse, and darknes, and tempest,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you have not come to {a mountain} that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ye are not come unto `a mount' that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have not come to a mountain which may be touched, and is burning with fire, and to a black cloud, and a dark smoke, and a violent wind,
- Basic English Bible

For ye have not come to [the mount] that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest,
- Darby Bible

For ye are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and to darkness, and tempest,
- Webster's Bible

For you have not come to a material object all ablaze with fire, and to gloom and darkness and storm and trumpet-blast and the sound of words--
- Weymouth Bible

For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and to blackness, darkness, storm,
- World English Bible

But ye han not come to the fier able to be touchid, and able to come to, and to the whirlewynd, and myst, and tempest, and soun of trumpe, and vois of wordis;
- Wycliffe Bible

For ye came not near to the mount touched and scorched with fire, and to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:18


12:18 For - A strong reason this why they ought the more to regard the whole exhortation drawn from the priesthood of Christ: because both salvation and vengeance are now nearer at hand. Ye are not come to the mountain that could be touched - That was of an earthy, material nature.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:18


Heb 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount. Ye should be diligent. Mount Sinai and the inauguration of the law are described. It was a mountain that might be touched, a mountain of earth, and that burned with fire. It burned on that occasion "with fire". See Ex 19:12-19.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Sheila Bean
    We are a blended family by God's protection He called us out to Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:" And Hebrews12vs28and29 "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:" Vs: 29 "For our God is a consuming fire."
  • BSP
    We should strive to pursue peace with all men.
  • MR. HUNTER
    I DON'T THINK , I KNOW THAT THIS SCRIPTURE VERSE IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL VERSES IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE. THIS VERSE HEBREWS 12:14 SAY'S WHAT IT MEANS AND MEANS WHAT IT SAYS NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD IN PEACE WITHOUT HOLINESS. PEOPLE HOLINESS IS GOD AND GOD IS HOLINESS. TODAY AND YESTERDAY GOD WAS HOLY AND TOMORROW GOD WILL STILL BE HOLY AND HOLINESS. THEREFORE ? WHY WOULD YOU OR ANYONE ON THIS EARTH WANT TO BE IN ANY OTHER FAITH BELIEVING STATE OTHER THAN BEING HOLY. IN CONCLUSION BUT NOT FINISH THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD REEXAMINE THEIR RELIGIONS AND SEE RATHER THE CHURCH THEY ATTEND TRULY TEACHES PURE HOLINESS AND NOT SOME MESS THAT LIMITS GOD FROM BEING ALL IN ALL IN THEIR LIFE. THE TIME IS VERY CLOSE TO JESUS CHRIST RETURN WHO IS GOD , AMEN ! SO FOR ALL THE HUMAN RACE THAT ARE NOT HOLINESS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY ASK GOD TODAY " WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED " ANSWER OBEY IN THE BIBLE ACTS 2:38 TO START AND SEE WANT JESUS GOD MAKE YOU HOLINESS. PEACE UNTO YOU AND THE LORD JESUS LOVE YOU ALWAY .
  • Brother William
    "Lest there be any fornica or or profane person" God sends strong delusion to workers of iniquity who presume to eat of the Tree of Life. This is the blasphemy of the sacrifice that causes it to cease. There is no more a place for repentance, though some seek after "with strong crying and tears". As Esau, a profane man, who sold his birthright for a piece of flesh.
  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ
    There is only one straight narrow path that God will accept To enter the kingdom of God. Faith, obedience to the word, in sincerity in truth. JOHN 14
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.

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