HEBREWS 12:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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,”

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Hebrews 12:23 Translation & Meaning

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To the general assembly πανηγύρει A mass-meeting, i.e., (figuratively) universal companionship general assembly
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
church ἐκκλησίᾳ A calling out, i.e., (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both) church
of the firstborn, πρωτοτόκων First-born (usually as noun, literally or figuratively) firstborn
which are written ἀπογεγραμμένων To write off (a copy or list), i.e., enrol are written
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
heaven, οὐρανοῖς The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to God θεῷ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
the Judge κριτῇ A judge (genitive case or specially) Judge
of all, πάντων All, any, every, the whole all
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to the spirits πνεύμασιν A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit spirits
of just men δικαίων Equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively) just men
made perfect, τετελειωμένων To complete, i.e., (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character) made perfect

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  • 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.

  • 25  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:




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