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

  • Felicia
    Our walk with the Lord is a race indeed a marathon it a walk of faith looking up to Him the author and the finisher of our faith. He has finished His own and reigning with His father. He is the arbiter we must walk with perceiverance keeping to our lane so as not to be disqualified Setting aside every weight that will hinder us bidding goodbye to besetting sins - pride etc The Lord will help us.
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - If you've ever read, in depth, what Jesus suffered even before his crucifixion, before Pilate, etc, and then read Heb.12:2 - .....and for the joy that was set before him.....; joy not for himself, but for all the souls that would be with Him because of His sacrifice.
  • 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 .
  • 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

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