Hebrews 10:38

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now the iust shall liue by faith: but if any man drawe backe, my soule shall haue no pleasure in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the upright man will be living by his faith; and if he goes back, my soul will have no pleasure in him.
- Basic English Bible

But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.
- Darby Bible

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man shall draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
- Webster's Bible

But it is by faith that My righteous servant shall live; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him."
- Weymouth Bible

But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
- World English Bible

For my iust man lyueth of feith; that if he withdrawith hym silf, he schal not plese to my soule.
- Wycliffe Bible

and `the righteous by faith shall live,' and `if he may draw back, My soul hath no pleasure in him,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 10:38


10:38 Now the just - The justified person. Shall live - In God's favour, a spiritual and holy life. By faith - As long as he retains that gift of God. But if he draw back - If he make shipwreck of his faith My soul hath no pleasure in him - That is, I abhor him; I cast him off. #Hab 2:3|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 10:38


Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith. See Hab 2:4. Those who continued to walk in the full assurance of faith shall live by faith (Heb 10:22). But if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. He who draws back through fear, or because of trial, in him God hath no pleasure. See Ps 5:4.

Discussion for Hebrews 10:38

  • Daniel Siphugu for verse 38
    Faith is the heavenly currency that enables believers in King Jesus Christ to have their needs supplied eventhough they are not yet visible. Money differ in currency according to countries or places and the heavenly one is not counted in numeric formular can buy everything Faith to us is all we have otherwise we have nothing.
  • it is impossible for the elect to loose his faith. your salvation is a gift and it is full and free. It has nothing to do with what you do or do not do. it is the sovereignty of God who elected you to be saved while you were yet sinner. However it is the duty of the Holy Spirit to continue to cause you both to will and to do His good pleasure. Finally therefore it is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth but of God that showeth mercy. though you fall you will not be utterly cast down . However struggle to enter.
  • Michael kayode for verse 38
    Yes, I believe that it takes faith and patience to receive from God.
  • do this mean i can lose my salvation if i backslide?

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