Hebrews 12:18

“For yee are not come vnto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor vnto blacknesse, and darknes, and tempest,”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • Inyani Jackson
    My view on Hebrew 12:14 is that to follow peace all man is to reconcile whenever there is a dispute between you and others. in the due process, peaceful settlement of difference will humble and create pure heart towards other. it is single dose for two sickness. building peace every-man and pursuing and practicing holiness while on Earth. for us human, this not easy task. but by help of holy Spirit, we can
  • Haniel midala
    why is it that Moses name is not in the book of genesis and which date is the book written and why is that people attributed it to moses
  • Vanessa
    falling from grace is excepting Jesus as your saviour, knowing the word of God , then go out and forget all he did for us sinners, and continue in the worldly pleasures, because you excepted him isn't a free pass to continue in sin, that's like a slap in the face
  • Alex
    Jesus said that everyone has to salted with fire which is baptism of the H.G. A Spritual fire that is gonna CLEANSE US, in the natural gold has to be tried in fire to remove all the impurities ( OUR SIN NATURE ) as OUR God is a CONSUMING FIRE that is gonna consume mans evil nature Who shall abide the day of his coming who shall stand when he appears he shall be as A REFINERS FIRE and FULLERS SOAP.
  • Molly
    Nichole, that is a very good question! We fall from grace when we choose the world and it's ways above GOD and the values He requires us to live by. GOD's will MUST be preeminent! That means His will comes before all else, even those fleshly desires we believe we must fulfill.
  • Lilian
    Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He was despise by our shame died on the cross so that you and me will have life. Thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us amen hallelujah

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