HEBREWS 12:29

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For our God is a consuming fire.”

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Hebrews 12:29 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
our ἡμῶν Of (or from) us our
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
a πῦρ "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning) a
consuming καταναλίσκον To consume utterly consuming
fire. πῦρ "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning) fire

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  • 27  And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

  • 28  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

  • 29  For our God is a consuming fire.




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