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

  • Angela a. trehern
    This is such a powerful scripture! It often brings me to a place I need to be...bringing tears to my eyes. Christ on the cross dying in agony , innocent ,choosing with the deepest love possible to give his life for me, a sinner so unworthy and many times weak...I find strength and tremendous encouragement in my Christian walk in these words!!(:
  • Darlene Wells
    God's word is truth and fulfillingh
  • BSP
    We should strive to pursue peace with all men.
  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ
    There is only one straight narrow path that God will accept To enter the kingdom of God. Faith, obedience to the word, in sincerity in truth. JOHN 14
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.
  • Desmond
    Faithful Christians welcome the Lords chastisement because they understand that it is for their own spiritual good.Christians must have the desire to be corrected when they a walking froward to God's word.God is a loving,caring,forgiving, and just God.Faithful Christians need to always be in remembrance of that.

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