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

  • Alex
    Abraham was just a type of God THE FATHER THAT OFFERED UP HIS ONLY SON. THE RAM CAUGHT IN THE THICKET WAS A TYPE OF CHRIST,WHEN THEY SAW THE CROWN OF THORNS ON JESUS HEAD THEY REMEMBERED THE RAM CAUGHT IN THE THICKET BY HIS HORNS And they KNEW that the Promise was surely gonna be fulfilled by his blood, the LORD WILL PROVIDE HIMSELF AS A LAMB And the multiplication of God THUS the Israel of God
  • Alex
    When God cd sware by no GREATER he swore by his self meaning he was gonna MULTIPLY his self in Humanity via his seed his Word, Thats Y the sower ( christ jesus ) will go forth to sow his seed in Humanity that we might birth God,Ya gotta realize that the good seed is the living word the very seed of God To whom the WORD came it made them Gods AND THE SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN, H.G. IS THAT PROMISE
  • BJ
    God is a wonderful God for he has given us a ANCHOR for our SOUL! CONSOLATION, God is unable to change. God cannot lie. To prove to us his love and faithfulness God took a OATH, Wow,, What a mighty mighty God we serve
  • Sharon-ann demaske
    heb 6:4-6 confusion: pulled those enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, shared the Holy Spirit. If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. [Heb 6:5-6 ESV] 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them aga
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    If anyone think you can lose salvation you need to examine yourself see if your saved you got some seducing spirit. I LABOR IN WORD AND DOCTRINE so I know that verse refers to an apostate believer if you don't produce good fruit your chasetened you refuse and backslide then SIN UNTO DEATH for saved ONLY you'll lose your life only not salvation. NO MAN SHALL PLUCK YOU OF MY FATHERS HAND
  • A disciple
    NO Jim! Once saved, AFTERWARDS DESTROYED FOR UNBELIEF! Not once saved always saved: for then we could do what we want, live scandalous, selfish, filthy unclean lives, an abhorrence to God and man; "But we're Christians!" How does anyone NOT understand that? The evil tree which produces rotten fruit IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE! "Then truly by their fruits you shall know them."

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