Hebrews 10:38
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English Standard Version
but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”

King James Bible
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

American Standard Version
But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But my just man liveth by faith; but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul.

English Revised Version
But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man shall draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Weymouth New Testament
But it is by faith that My righteous servant shall live; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him."

Hebrews 10:38 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Now the just shall live by faith (ὁ δὲ δίκαιός (μου) ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται)

Cited by Paul, Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11. In the original prophecy the just man is contrasted with the haughty Chaldaean invaders, who are puffed up and not upright. Through his steadfast obedience to God he shall be kept alive in the time of confusion and destruction.

But if any man draw back (καὶ ἐὰν ὑποοτείληται)

Omit if any man. Rend. "and if he draw back," that is, the just man. The possibility of the lapse of even the just is assumed. See on Hebrews 6:4-6. The verb only here, Acts 20:20, Acts 20:27; Galatians 2:12. See on Acts 20:20. Rare in lxx.

Shall have no pleasure (οὐκ εὐδοκεῖ)

Rend. "hath no pleasure." "If he draw back - in him," not in the Hebrew, which reads, "behold, puffed up within him is his soul, it is not upright." The clauses of the lxx are transposed here.

Hebrews 10:38 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the just.

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

but. See on ver.

Hebrews 10:26,27 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins...

Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift...

Psalm 85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace to his people, and to his saints...

Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die...

Ezekiel 18:24 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity...

Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

Matthew 12:43-45 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none...

Matthew 13:21 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution rises because of the word...

2 Peter 2:19-22 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome...

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

my.

Psalm 5:4 For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...

Matthew 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit on him...

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

Cross References
Ezekiel 33:13
Though I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, yet if he trusts in his righteousness and does injustice, none of his righteous deeds shall be remembered, but in his injustice that he has done he shall die.

Habakkuk 2:4
"Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.

Romans 1:17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."

Galatians 3:11
Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for "The righteous shall live by faith."

Hebrews 10:39
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

James 5:6
You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

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