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

  • Servant of God
    Not that there hasn't been Spirit beings walking the earth. Enoch, Elijah, Isaiah, Moses, Melchisidek, Jesus. All served God with whole heart, and mind, and being. It is possible for anyone or why did God write his law and testimonies thru his Prophets. In fact we are constructed in His image, in that we are Spirit filled beings, if one were to reflect upon this truth. It is God's will this.
  • BettyG
    To Lou: I like your comment; sounds like you PRAY before you speak ...................
  • Lou
    I'm not out to ruffle feathers, carefully go over Gen.14, Psa.110, Heb. chapt.5-7. Jesus, and Melchizedek are....one in the same. There's only one eternal High Priest of God, and King of Peace (Salem). He has boundless authority over time, and space, He created them. Melchizedek, who brought out bread and wine, had no beginning, or end of days, was not here to save us all quite yet, (just Abram).
  • A disciple
    To everyone; We cannot ignore or dismiss all the multitudes of Scriptures which say plainly that the Anointed, the Christ, IS THE SON OF GOD COME IN THE FLESH; because of one or two MIS-interpreted sayings that are wrenched out of context to force a meaning never intended...i.e.; that Jesus is somehow less than He says He is. He that is of the Truth WILL hear His Voice; and will not hear strangers
  • Servant of God
    Who was Paul referring to in verse 5-7? Jesus or Melchisidek? Who with strong crying and supplication was heard of God? Paul is not clear but the point is that they both were high priests, appointed as was Aaron to perform ritual sacrifice. Jesus was the High Priest of our profession for his obedience toward God,in that he suffered crucifiction in order to demonstrate eternal life in God. Amen
  • A disciple
    servant; when Jesus said that to the young rich man, He was exposing and rebuking the empty flattering titles used to "butter-up" and ask for an audience. He was not saying that He isn't God; but for the kid to sober up and be true in his character. Look at the rest of the scenario: the issue was NOT "if Jesus is the Son of God;" but the shallowness of the love of this world, and its ruin of men.

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