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.

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