Hebrews 13:16

“But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Hebrews 13:16

But to doe good, and to communicate forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But go on doing good and giving to others, because God is well-pleased with such offerings.
- Basic English Bible

But of doing good and communicating [of your substance] be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
- Darby Bible

But to do good, and to communicate, forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
- Webster's Bible

And do not forget to be kind and liberal; for with sacrifices of that sort God is greatly pleased.
- Weymouth Bible

But don't forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
- World English Bible

And nyle ye foryete wel doynge, and comynyng; for bi siche sacrifices God is disserued.
- Wycliffe Bible

and of doing good, and of fellowship, be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well-pleased.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Hebrews 13:16

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 13:16


13:14 For we have here - On earth No continuing city - All things here are but for a moment; and Jerusalem itself was just then on the point of being destroyed.

13:15 The sacrifice - The altar is mentioned, #Heb 13:10|; now the sacrifices: Praise; Beneficence; with both of which God is well pleased.

13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you - The word implies also, that lead or guide you; namely, in truth and holiness. And submit yourselves - Give up (not your conscience or judgment, but) your own will, in all things purely indifferent. For they watch over your souls - With all zeal and diligence, they guard and caution you against all danger. As they that must give account - To the great Shepherd, for every part of their behaviour toward you. How vigilant then ought every pastor to be! How careful of every soul committed to his charge! That they may do this - Watch over you. With joy and not with groans - He is not a good shepherd, who does not either rejoice over them, or groan for them. The groans of other creatures are heard: how much more shall these come up in the ears of God ! Whoever answers this character of a Christian pastor may undoubtedly demand this obedience.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 13:16


Heb 13:16 But. Thanksgiving is not all. To do good. There must be good deeds. And to communicate. Give of our goods. For with such sacrifices God is well pleased. These givings for God's purposes are sacrifices that please him.

Discussion for Hebrews 13:16

  • James on Hebrews 13:16
    The word communicate literally means to share and participate in. Think about other words that start the same way. Communion, community, common union, to have a sharing in. A participation. When the king James was translated they some of the same words we use today had quite a different meaning back then.
  • Mark lewis on Hebrews 13:16
    Why does kjv use communicate when other versions use a very different "sharing " which contextually seems to be as in sharing resources. Obviously communicate seems to mean transferring a message . What did the original script convey?


 

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