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

  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:28 wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved let us have grace whereby we may--serve GOD acceptably--with reverence and godly fear***2 PETER 1:2 grace and peace be multiplied unto you through--THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD***2 PETER 3:18 but grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and savior JESUS CHRIST to him be glory both now and forever AMEN
  • BSP
    Verse 8: Proper discipline from our parents is an expression of their love for us.
  • A disciple
    "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:" Hebrews 12:14 The Lord Jesus laid out for us EXACTLY how to do this in the Sermon On The Mount, as well in ALL OF HIS TEACHINGS AND PARABLES. This is what the teaching of the Law and the Prophets is. This is the Life of Christ and Christians exposed and expounded in the Psalms, Proverbs and Sacred Writings. NOT just hearing and agreeing, but real life doing, and taking a prescribed course in life after the Spirit of Christ, shall we truly be those of whom this word is fulfilled.
  • A disciple
    servant; Jesus was not "a beacon who realized..." but He is and has ever been from everlasting with the Father, the eternal and divine Son of God! If you look at the 6th Chapter of Genesis, you will see that it was precisely that very reason for the LORD to say, "My Spirit will not always strive with man, for that HE ALSO IS FLESH." Those who can't quit sinning are in defiance and disobedience!
  • A disciple
    "Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin." When Paul wrote this Epistle to the Hebrew Believers; he very much had to address the indolence and apostasy that they had succumbed to, and took great pains to thoroughly convict them by expounding the deep things of the Scriptures. While most are so uncircumcised in heart to endure any correction, how can they expect victory over sin?
  • Servant of God
    Disciple, You are flesh and blood which decays and dies if you doubt the Spirit is the life whom God is the Father of. Jesus was a beacon who realized that the Kingdom is within and we can only serve the Father and hope in his salvation. GOD-SPIRIT

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