Hebrews 12:20

“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.”

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Other Translations

(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

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

  • 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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