HEBREWS 12:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

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“For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,”

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Hebrews 12:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
ye are unto προσεληλύθατε To approach, i.e., (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to are
not Οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
come προσεληλύθατε To approach, i.e., (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to come
the mount ὄρει, A mountain (as lifting itself above the plain) mount
that might be touched, ψηλαφωμένῳ To manipulate, i.e., verify by contact; figuratively, to search for might touched
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
that burned κεκαυμένῳ To set on fire, i.e., kindle or (by implication) consume burned
with fire, πυρὶ "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning) fire
nor καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words nor
unto blackness, γνόφῳ Gloom (as of a storm) blackness
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
darkness, σκότῳ, Shadiness, i.e., obscurity (literally or figuratively) darkness
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
tempest, θυέλλῃ A storm tempest

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  • 16  Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

  • 17  For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

  • 18  For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

  • 19  And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

  • 20  (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:




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