HEBREWS 12:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“(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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Hebrews 12:20 Translation & Meaning

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(For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
they could ἔφερον To "bear" or carry (in a very wide application, literally and figuratively, as follows) could
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
endure ἔφερον To "bear" or carry (in a very wide application, literally and figuratively, as follows) endure
that which was commanded, διαστελλόμενον To set (oneself) apart (figuratively, distinguish), i.e., (by implication) to enjoin commanded
And if so much as Κἂν And (or even) if if much
a beast θηρίον A dangerous animal beast
touch θίγῃ To manipulate, i.e., have to do with; by implication, to injure touch
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
mountain, ὄρους A mountain (as lifting itself above the plain) mountain
it shall be stoned, λιθοβοληθήσεται· To throw stones, i.e., lapidate stoned
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
thrust through κατατοξευθήσεται· To shoot down with an arrow or other missile thrust through
with a dart: βολίδι A missile, i.e., javelin dart

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  • 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:

  • 21  And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

  • 22  But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,




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