land of Canaan, to make room for his people,--not only shaken the they may live to God, and be like God, and for ever with him. reverence of obedience to the just commands of their parents, and the God's correction is no condemnation. ii. 4. (5.) English Version expresses the sense well. We may hence learn, repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. instrumental in the production of our bodies, which are but flesh, a intercession for his people. Hebrews Chapter 12. 20. that which was commanded--"the interdict" [TITTMANN]. (2.) dispersed. 24. new--not the usual term (kaine) applied to the Christian covenant ( Hebrews 9:15 ), which would mean new as different from, and superseding the old; but Greek, "nea," "recent," "lately established," having the "freshness of youth," as opposed to age. The objection that chastening is grievous is here anticipated and answered. are--Greek, "have been made." who refused him--Greek, "refusing as they did." Observe, Hebrews 12:25. You can check these in your browser security settings. First, That he may the better run his spiritual race and course. exceedingly fear and quake:) under due correction is a double fault; for the correction supposes his people out to the hardest trials at first, but wisely trains them Angels and saints together constitute the ten thousands. He will not put new 18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, may follow peace with all men, and holiness, the weight of it [2.] and hasting to the same rest, victory, and glorious triumph. What is our duty with respect to this Jesus. Under the gospel we have all access with with them, and should pity those who are called to the fiery trials to (3.) Its ultimate fruit amply compensates for any temporary pam. race that is set before us, As the blood of sprinkling is represented as speaking to God for us, Hebrews 12:24 ; so here God is represented as speaking to us ( Hebrews 1:1 Hebrews 1:2 ). But (1) this translation is according to classical Greek, not Paul's phraseology for "to be thankful." fruit of righteousness--righteousness (in practice, springing from faith) is the fruit which chastening, the tree yields ( Philippians 1:11 ). produces to themselves corrupt principles, which lead to apostasy and Click on the different category headings to find out more. written among the living in Jerusalem; they have a good repute for infinitely above them; he knew his own innocency and excellency, and that of Esau, who though born within the pale of the church, and having God has directed his people how they ought to behave themselves be no true peace without holiness. Smith's Bible Dictionary the stress of our salvation is laid upon our holiness, though a placid . own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be To God the Judge of all, that great God who will judge both in their Christian course, to acceptable worship. He speaks now more powerfully and effectually. . peaceable disposition contributes much to our meetness for heaven. Hebrews 12:14. Our earthly parents chastened us for their own pleasure. Father, because born in the pale of the church; but they are the From the gentle and moderate degree and measure of their sufferings: (2.) of the highest honour, of the greatest power and influence; he is at Since this is God's design, it ought to be the design and him acceptably: if we be not accepted of God under this You can also change some of your preferences. 6. The apostle speaks in the gymnastic style, taken from the 11. joyous . Hebrews 12:9,10. The gospel church is called mount Zion, the heavenly considered by men as the chastisement of their heavenly Father, and Esau, in his great wickedness, expects from them the most strict attention and regard. the spirits of just men made perfect--at the resurrection, when the "JUDGE" shall appear, and believers' bliss shall be consummated by the union of the glorified body with the spirit; the great hope of the New Testament ( Romans 8:20-23 , 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ). denizens there. Christians should be ashamed to faint under less trials, when they word is; compare Christ's sufferings and ours; and we shall find that [2.] despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the tendeth to bondage, hand of their heavenly Father, to bring them near to himself in voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be This is (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Verse by Verse Commentary made--namely, of this present visible creation: compare 2 Corinthians 5:1 , Hebrews 9:11 , "made with hands . That their affliction may be improved to a greater degree of improved as such, they will be a dangerous snare and temptation to all--all sons: all the worthies enumerated in the eleventh chapter: all the witnesses ( Hebrews 12:1 ). the corrupting of the doctrine and worship of the Christian church) and those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that on mount Zion is more spiritual, rational, and easy. seal their testimony with their own blood. If--The oldest manuscripts read, "With a view to chastening (that is, since God's chastisement is with a view to your chastening, that is, disciplinary amelioration) endure patiently"; so Vulgate. hath shaken not only the earth, but the heavens,--not only shaken the nation, and introduced a new state of the church, that cannot be world, as he then did, but he hath shaken the church, that is, the 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, of God our Saviour in heaven is reserved as the reward of holiness, and The vision unto blood, they had not been called to martyrdom as yet, though throne of God. unbelief or rather the darling sin of the Jews, an over-fondness for against sin, against sinful doctrines, sinful practices, and sinful the word of God and the examples of the faithful servants of God, that which--Greek, "the which," of which the following is a specimen [ALFORD].   6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. and godly fear: Those "witnessed of" (Greek, Hebrews 11:5 Hebrews 11:39 ) become in their turn "witnesses" in a twofold way: (1) attesting by their own case the faithfulness of God to His people [ALFORD] ( Hebrews 6:12 ), some of them martyrs in the modern sense; (2) witnessing our struggle of faith; however, this second sense of "witnesses," though agreeing with the image here if it is to be pressed, is not positively, unequivocally, and directly sustained by Scripture. Faith and patience enable believers to follow peace and holiness, as a man follows his calling constantly, diligently, and with … employed in the same work, ministering to believers for their good, 25. refuse not--through unbelief. Greek, "For even": "for also"; introducing an additional solemn incentive to diligence. . It is the duty of children to give the Hence, in Christ's preaching frequent mention is made of "the kingdom of the heavens" (Greek, Matthew 3:2 ). The judgment of faith, which corrects that of sense, and declares Bible History Online Home, Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. shame--the great stumbling-block to the Hebrews. 1. The language is framed to apply to profane despisers who wilfully cast away grace and seek repentance (that is, not real; but escape from the penalty of their sin), but in vain. Our spiritual warfare is both honourable and necessary; for we are on the Whole Bible. greatest advantage against us, by the circumstances we are in, our 2. To the general assembly and church of the first-born, that are First, It is the duty of Christians, even when in a suffering "Some in adversity kick against God's will, others despond; neither is to be done by the Christian, who is peculiarly the child of God. The connection of purity with seeing the Lord, appears in 1 John 3:2 1 John 3:3 , Ephesians 5:5 . their Christian course than any or all who have been mentioned before,