Hebrews 6:12

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That yee be not slothfull, but followers of them, who through faith and patience inherite the promises.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that you may not be slow in heart, but may take as your example those to whom God has given their heritage, because of their faith and their long waiting.
- Basic English Bible

that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience have been inheritors of the promises.
- Darby Bible

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
- Webster's Bible

so that you may not become half-hearted, but be imitators of those who through faith and patient endurance are now heirs to the promises.
- Weymouth Bible

that you won't be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises.
- World English Bible

that ye be not maad slowe, but also sueris of hem, whiche bi feith and pacience schulen enherite the biheestis.
- Wycliffe Bible

that ye may not become slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patient endurance are inheriting the promises.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 6:12


6:12 Inherited the promises - The promised rest; paradise.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 6:12


Heb 6:12 But followers of them. Of the glorious heroes of the faith, like Abraham and Moses, and the martyrs, like Stephen and James. Faith and patience. These qualities, essential to steadfastness, must be found in those who "inherit the promises".

Discussion for Hebrews 6:12

  • Tim George for verse 12
    We must not be lazy but be followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises of God.

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