Hebrews 10:27
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New International Version
but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

New Living Translation
There is only the terrible expectation of God's judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.

English Standard Version
but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

New American Standard Bible
but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.

King James Bible
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries.

International Standard Version
but only a terrifying prospect of judgment and a raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.

NET Bible
but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that will consume God's enemies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But that terrible judgment is ready and the zeal of fire which consumes the enemies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All that is left is a terrifying wait for judgment and a raging fire that will consume God's enemies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but a certain fearful hope of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

King James 2000 Bible
But a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

American King James Version
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

American Standard Version
but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But a certain dreadful expectation of judgment, and the rage of a fire which shall consume the adversaries.

Darby Bible Translation
but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and heat of fire about to devour the adversaries.

English Revised Version
but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries.

Webster's Bible Translation
But a certain fearful apprehension of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Weymouth New Testament
There remains nothing but a certain awful expectation of judgement, and the fury of a fire which before long will devour the enemies of the truth.

World English Bible
but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which will devour the adversaries.

Young's Literal Translation
but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery zeal, about to devour the opposers;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:26-31 The exhortations against apostacy and to perseverance, are urged by many strong reasons. The sin here mentioned is a total and final falling away, when men, with a full and fixed will and resolution, despise and reject Christ, the only Saviour; despise and resist the Spirit, the only Sanctifier; and despise and renounce the gospel, the only way of salvation, and the words of eternal life. Of this destruction God gives some notorious sinners, while on earth, a fearful foreboding in their consciences, with despair of being able to endure or to escape it. But what punishment can be sorer than to die without mercy? We answer, to die by mercy, by the mercy and grace which they have despised. How dreadful is the case, when not only the justice of God, but his abused grace and mercy call for vengeance! All this does not in the least mean that any souls who sorrow for sin will be shut out from mercy, or that any will be refused the benefit of Christ's sacrifice, who are willing to accept these blessings. Him that cometh unto Christ, he will in no wise cast out.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But a certain fearful looking for of judgment,.... Either of some outward visible judgment in this life, which sometimes falls on such persons; or of the particular judgment which immediately follows after death; or of the universal judgment, after the resurrection, and the dreadful sentence of condemnation which will then pass, and be immediately executed; and which will be done by Christ, and according to truth, and in strict justice; it is certain, and there will be no escaping it, for it will be general. Now there is in this life an expectation in men of a future judgment, and in wicked men it is a fearful one; it is dreaded by them, and more especially in such men before described, when their consciences are awakened; it is a very dreadful one, inexpressibly so:

and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries; which is to be understood, not of the fire of purgatory, for this is after judgment, that is pretended to be before it; this devours, that only purges, according to the Papists; this is for adversaries, that, as is supposed, is for friends: but perhaps some fiery judgment, expressive of the wrath and indignation of God, such as befell Sodom and Gomorrah, the two sons of Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and the men that rose up with Korah against Moses and Aaron: or rather the fire of hell, which is not corporeal and material, but is the wrath of God let down into the conscience; which shows the vile nature of sin, the strictness of God's justice, and the intolerableness of future punishment: and this is said to "devour the adversaries"; not only open ones, but secret, underhanded enemies, as the word here signifies; as such apostates are, before described, to God, and Christ, and the Spirit; to the Gospel, its doctrine, discipline, and ordinances; and to the children of God, and to the power of godliness in them: and with the fire of God's wrath they shall be devoured; not so as to be annihilated, but shall be eternally destroyed, both soul and body; that is, everlastingly punished, or punished with everlasting destruction.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. a certain—an extraordinary and indescribable. The indefiniteness, as of something peculiar of its kind, makes the description the more terrible (compare Greek, Jas 1:18).

looking for—"expectation": a later sense of the Greek. Alford strangely translates, as the Greek usually means elsewhere, "reception." The transition is easy from "giving a reception to" something or someone, to "looking for." Contrast the "expecting" (the very same Greek as here), Heb 10:13, which refutes Alford.

fiery indignation—literally, "zeal of fire." Fire is personified: glow or ardor of fire, that is, of Him who is "a consuming fire."

devour—continually.

Hebrews 10:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Call to Persevere
26For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. 28Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:25
If one person sins against another, God may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the LORD, who will intercede for them?" His sons, however, did not listen to their father's rebuke, for it was the LORD's will to put them to death.

Isaiah 26:11
LORD, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.

John 5:29
and come out--those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.

2 Thessalonians 1:7
and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.

Hebrews 9:27
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

Hebrews 12:29
for our "God is a consuming fire."
Treasury of Scripture

But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

a certain.

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not …

1 Samuel 28:19,20 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with you into the hand …

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled …

Hosea 10:8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: …

Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, …

Luke 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things …

Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to …

Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

fiery.

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Numbers 16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred …

Psalm 21:9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger: the …

Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of …

Ezekiel 36:5 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy …

Ezekiel 38:19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely …

Joel 2:30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and …

Nahum 1:5,6 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is …

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them …

Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise …

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …

Matthew 3:10,12 And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every …

Matthew 13:42,50 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing …

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

Mark 9:43-49 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to …

Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send …

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

James 5:3 Your gold and silver is corroded; and the rust of them shall be a …

Revelation 20:15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into …

which.

Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood …

Psalm 68:1,2 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate …

Nahum 1:2,8-10 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is …

Luke 19:27 But those my enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, …

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

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