Hebrews 5:8

“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Though hee were a Sonne, yet learned hee obedience, by the things which he suffered:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And though he was a Son, through the pain which he underwent, the knowledge came to him of what it was to be under God's orders;
- Basic English Bible

though he were Son, he learned obedience from the things which he suffered;
- Darby Bible

Though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which he suffered;
- Webster's Bible

Although He was God's Son, yet He learned obedience from the sufferings which He endured;
- Weymouth Bible

though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered.
- World English Bible

And whanne he was Goddis sone, he lernyde obedience of these thingis that be suffride;
- Wycliffe Bible

through being a Son, did learn by the things which he suffered -- the obedience,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 5:8


5:8 Though he were a Son - This is interposed. lest any should be offended at all these instances of human weakness. In the garden, how frequently did he call God his Father! #Mt 26:39|, &c. And hence it most evidently appears that his being the Son of God did not arise merely from his resurrection. Yet learned he - The word learned, premised to the word suffered, elegantly shows how willingly he learned. He learned obedience, when be began to suffer; when he applied himself to drink that cup: obedience in suffering and dying.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 5:8


Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience. He claimed no special exemptions because he was the Son, but learned and taught obedience in the supremest test that the world ever saw. By the things which he suffered. "He learned obedience" experimentally.

Discussion for Hebrews 5

  • A disciple
    Cheryl; The reference to Melchizedek was for the type, of being [apparently] without natural descent; i.e. eternal. The Lord Jesus is the One who agonized in the Garden of Gethsemane, taking upon Himself the unimaginable horror of the world's guilt, as our Substitute; until His sweat was as it were "great drops of blood falling to the ground."
  • Carolyn Rowe
    Wendell, It was Melchisedec who offered weeping and tears. The chapter is comparing Jesus with Melchisedec in the role of high Priest. God always hears the prayers of the faithful, but He does what is necessary in any situation. There is a difference between being in the flesh and Jesus being made flesh to pay for man's sins. The Bible helps us to understand His masterplan.
  • BSP
    Verses 12 and 13: We could be taking in spiritual food but still not be healthy in the faith. We need to go beyond the elementary things and take in solid spiritual food.
  • Wendell Bonin
    Is the translation correct because i think it was melchisedec that offered the strong weeping and tears because the father always heard jesus and then a little further it mentions that this is the doctrine. Jesus was never in the"flesh"
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT HE BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT --- OBEY HIM ---
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 5:14 BUT STRONG MEAT BELONGETH TO THEM THAT ARE FULL OF AGE EVEN THOSE WHO BY --- REASON OF USE --- HAVE THEIR SENSES EXERCISED TO DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL JOHN 4:34 JESUS SAITH UNTO THEM MY MEAT IS TO DO THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME AND TO FINISH HIS WORK

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