Hebrews 12:14

“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Followe peace with all men, and holinesse, without which no man shall see the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your desire be for peace with all men, and to be made holy, without which no man may see the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord:
- Darby Bible

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
- Webster's Bible

but may rather be restored. Persistently strive for peace with all men, and for that growth in holiness apart from which no one will see the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,
- World English Bible

Sue ye pees with alle men, and holynesse, with out which no man schal se God.
- Wycliffe Bible

peace pursue with all, and the separation, apart from which no one shall see the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:14


12:14 Follow peace with all men - This second branch of the exhortation concerns our neighbours; the third, God. And holiness - The not following after all holiness, is the direct way to fall into sin of every kind.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:14


Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all [men]. Live peaceful lives. And holiness. Pure and sinless lives. Without which. Without a holy life no one shall be in fellowship with God. No man shall see the Lord. Realize his presence with us. See Mt 5:8

Discussion for Hebrews 12:14

  • Isabella for verse 14
    holiness is a lifestyle which differs dramatically from our mannerof life before we were saved.
  • Morris mensah for verse 14
    What then is holiness? Holiness means setting yourself apart for the lord. It comes with self feniance and conscious effort to please God. One has to suppress the flesh in an attempt to pleasing God. May God help us to be holy for without holiness no man shall see God.
  • Ajayi gbenga for verse 14
    without holiness NO men shall see the LORD Heb 12 14
  • Mark mamfred for verse 14
    holiness is the nature of GOD and GOD expects us to be like HIM in every way. The issue is how to be holy for this is a command from the days of old ' 'be holy for I am holy ' '. If one says he she has this nature, it implies that GOD imparted it into his spirit. All the vital virtues we term the nature of GOD are imparted by Him.e.x LOVE, HUMILITY,HOLINESS, RIGHTEOUSNESS etc.Father God giving this instruction to the people of old was to make them see their weaknesses 'to be holy as he is... ' or simply put, 'be holy in the same manner as I am '. This could only come from GOD. so father GOD says to be holy as he is to the world to make them see their inability to be, so they can turn to HIM in dependence as children would turn to their fathers so that it should be imputed to them. no wonder jesus says about little children to be such as belong the kingdom of GOD. That is why the apostle says to seek peace and seek holiness... we seek to find.if it were with us,why seek it then.so the apostle, writing by the SPIRIT teaches we depend solely on GOD for holiness and peace when you have found it and have it then can you give it to others. in a nutshell , ' RUN THIS RACE LOOKING UNTO HIM JESUS WHO IS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.
  • Pansy Blackwell for verse 14
    Many have ceased and left this world without having holiness.
  • TUKUTELA P for verse 14
    I think this is exactly what the Lord want the Chritians to be. as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy