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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore wee receiuing a kingdome which cannot bee moued, let vs haue grace, whereby wee may serue God acceptably, with reuerence and godly feare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If then, we have a kingdom which will never be moved, let us have grace, so that we may give God such worship as is pleasing to him with fear and respect:
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore let us, receiving a kingdom not to be shaken, have grace, by which let us serve God acceptably with reverence and fear.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, receiving, as we now do, a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us cherish thankfulness so that we may ever offer to God an acceptable service, with godly reverence and awe.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, receiving a Kingdom that can't be shaken, let us have grace, through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe,
- World English Bible

Therfor we resseyuynge the kingdom vnmouable, haue we grace, bi which serue we plesynge to God with drede and reuerence.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore, a kingdom that cannot be shaken receiving, may we have grace, through which we may serve God well-pleasingly, with reverence and religious fear;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:28


12:28 Therefore let us, receiving - By willing and joyful faith. A kingdom - More glorious than the present heaven and earth. Hold fast the grace, whereby we may serve God - In every thought, word, and work. With reverence - Literally, with shame. Arising from a deep consciousness of our own unworthiness. And godly fear - A tender, jealous fear of offending, arising from a sense of the gracious majesty of God.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:28


Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved. We Christians have received a kingdom which cannot be shaken and which is eternal. Let us have grace. Hence should serve God with "reverence and godly fear" since we are called to so high an estate.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Sylvia
    The Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:10) The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
  • Ann
    lake of fire is mentioned 4 times in the KJV bible, read it in Revelation 19: 20 - Revelation 20:10 - Revelation 20:14 - and Revelation 20:15. As I see it, it is the eternal hell fire.
  • Avigayil
    I am curious about the final verse. The baptism of John (repentance) is of water, but the baptism of Yeshua is with fire - which is the giving of the the Holy Spirit. We see here that Yehovah is a consuming fire - which is His Righteous Judgment. So what is the lake of fire then? Is it a physical place, or simply refering to the Judgment of Yehovah?

    See 1 Corinthians 3:15
  • BSP
    Verse 16: One who commits sexual immorality is likened to having the attitude of Esau. He was willing to trade something valuable for a few fleeting moments of physical pleasure.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Considering the things that Jesus went through can help us when we endure trials.
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:15 FOLLOW PEACE WITH ALL MEN AND HOLINESS WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD 1 PETER 1:15 BUT AS HE WHICH HATH CALLED YOU IS HOLY SO BE YOU HOLY IN ALL MANNER OF CONVERSATION --12:16--BECAUSE AS IT IS WRITTEN BE YOU HOLY FOR I AM HOLY***MARK 7:9 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM FULL WELL YOU REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD THAT YOU MAY KEEP YOUR OWN TRADITION***