Hebrews 6:12
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English Standard Version
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

King James Bible
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

American Standard Version
that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That you become not slothful, but followers of them, who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises.

English Revised Version
that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Webster's Bible Translation
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Weymouth New Testament
so that you may not become half-hearted, but be imitators of those who through faith and patient endurance are now heirs to the promises.

Hebrews 6:12 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Slothful (νωθροὶ)

See on Hebrews 5:11. Or sluggish, as you will become if you lose hope.

Followers (μιμηταὶ)

Rend. imitators.

Faith and patience (πίστεως καὶ μακροθυμίας)

For patience rend. long-suffering, and see on James 5:7. Faith and long-suffering go together. Faith does not win its inheritance without persevering endurance; hence long-suffering is not only presented as an independent quality, but is predicated of faith.

Inherit (κληρονομούντων)

Notice the present participle, are inheriting. Their present faith and perseverance are now making for their final inheritance. Comp. Ephesians 1:14.

Hebrews 6:12 Parallel Commentaries

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ye.

Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.

*Gr:

Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding...

Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not...

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall:

but.

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow...

Songs 1:8 If you know not, O you fairest among women, go your way forth by the footsteps of the flock...

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only...

James 5:10,11 Take, my brothers, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience...

1 Peter 3:5,6 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves...

faith.

Hebrews 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

Hebrews 11:8-16 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out...

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it...

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 8:25,26 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it...

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ...

Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword...

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

inherit.

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

Hebrews 11:9,17,33 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob...

Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Luke 20:37,38 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac...

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit...

Cross References
Proverbs 2:20
So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 28:10
Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

2 Thessalonians 1:4
Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.

Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Hebrews 13:7
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

James 1:3
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Revelation 13:10
If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.

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