Hebrews 12:29

“For our God is a consuming fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For our God is a consuming fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for our God is a consuming fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for our God is a consuming fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For our God is an all-burning fire.
- Basic English Bible

For also our God [is] a consuming fire.
- Darby Bible

For our God is a consuming fire.
- Webster's Bible

For our God is also a consuming fire.
- Weymouth Bible

for our God is a consuming fire.
- World English Bible

For oure God is fier that wastith.
- Wycliffe Bible

for also our God [is] a consuming fire.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:29


12:29 For our God is a consuming fire - in the strictness of his justice, and purity of his holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:29


Heb 12:29 For our God [is] a consuming fire. Because, while God is very merciful and loving, he will not overlook willful disobedience, but will destroy those who despise his commandments.

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***

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