HEBREWS 12:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

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“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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Hebrews 12:22 Translation & Meaning

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But ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) But
ye are come προσεληλύθατε To approach, i.e., (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to are come
unto mount ὄρει A mountain (as lifting itself above the plain) mount
Sion, Σιὼν Sion (i.e., Tsijon), a hill of Jerusalem; figuratively, the Church (militant or triumphant) Sion
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
unto the city πόλει A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city
of the θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of the
living ζῶντος To live (literally or figuratively) living
God, θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
the Ἰερουσαλὴμ Hierusalem (i.e., Jerushalem), the capitol of Palestine the
heavenly ἐπουρανίῳ Above the sky heavenly
Jerusalem, Ἰερουσαλὴμ Hierusalem (i.e., Jerushalem), the capitol of Palestine Jerusalem
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to an innumerable company μυριάσιν A ten-thousand; by extension, a "myriad" or indefinite number innumerable company
of angels, ἀγγέλων (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angels

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  • 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,

  • 23  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

  • 24  And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.




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