Hebrews 12:20

“(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they could not indure that which was commaunded: And if so much as a beast touch the Mountaine, it shall be stoned, or thrust thorow with a dart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For they could not bear the command, "IF EVEN A BEAST TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for they could not endure that which was enjoined, If even a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the order which said, If the mountain is touched even by a beast, the beast is to be stoned, seemed hard to them;
- Basic English Bible

(for they were not able to bear what was enjoined: And if a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned;
- Darby Bible

(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
- Webster's Bible

For they could not endure the order which had been given, "Even a wild beast, if it touches the mountain, shall be stoned to death;"
- Weymouth Bible

for they could not stand that which was commanded, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned;"
- World English Bible

For thei beren not that that was seid, And if a beeste touchide the hil, it was stonyd.
- Wycliffe Bible

for they were not bearing that which is commanded, `And if a beast may touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or with an arrow shot through,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:20


12:20 For they could not bear - The terror which seized them, when they heard those words proclaimed, If even a beast, &c. #Exod 19:12|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:20


Heb 12:20 For they could not endure that which was commanded. The command and penalty added to their terror (Ex 19:12).

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Irene123
    HEB 12:2 -- "...........WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS............." The 'joy' .....; can you imagine!? Nor was it His personal joy He was thinking of, but His joy in OUR salvation when we followed Him in Acts 2:38. He went thru this for us, not for Himself.
  • 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
  • SIBUSISO S DLAMINI
    well what I think about Hebrews 12 is that this scripture is the one that can be more effective when you TEACH the church of God about how you react as a new born or the son of the living God JESUS CHRIST so that all those who willing to join the havens family will come I Big Numbers.
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.
  • Desmond
    Faithful Christians welcome the Lords chastisement because they understand that it is for their own spiritual good.Christians must have the desire to be corrected when they a walking froward to God's word.God is a loving,caring,forgiving, and just God.Faithful Christians need to always be in remembrance of that.
  • Jonathan McDade
    The Kingdom we receive is inside us when God grants us piece, and if he has delivered us from evil through prayer in secret then we must remember to honour our loving God the Father so that we are never in the hands of the enemy, it would be foolish not to fear God who can do such amazing things for us. What an amazing big God he is.

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