Hebrews 12:23
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New International Version
to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

New Living Translation
You have come to the assembly of God's firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. You have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect.

English Standard Version
and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Berean Study Bible
in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the judge of all men, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Berean Literal Bible
and to the assembly, to the church of the firstborn having been enrolled in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous having been perfected,

New American Standard Bible
to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

King James Bible
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,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the Judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect,

International Standard Version
to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to a judge who is the God of all, to the spirits of righteous people who have been made perfect,

NET Bible
and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect,

New Heart English Bible
to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to the church of the firstborn ones who are written in Heaven, and to God The Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous who are made perfect,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and to the assembly of God's firstborn children (whose names are written in heaven). You have come to a judge (the God of all people) and to the spirits of people who have God's approval and have gained eternal life.

New American Standard 1977
to the general assembly and church of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,

Jubilee Bible 2000
to the congregation of the called out ones of the firstborn, who are registered in the heavens and to God the Judge of all and to the spirits of just men made perfect

King James 2000 Bible
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, who are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

American King James Version
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,

American Standard Version
to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect,

Darby Bible Translation
the universal gathering; and to [the] assembly of the firstborn [who are] registered in heaven; and to God, judge of all; and to [the] spirits of just [men] made perfect;

English Revised Version
to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Webster's Bible Translation
To the general assembly and church of the first-born, who are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Weymouth New Testament
to the great festal gathering and Church of the first-born, whose names are recorded in Heaven, and to a Judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,

World English Bible
to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Young's Literal Translation
to the company and assembly of the first-born in heaven enrolled, and to God the judge of all, and to spirits of righteous men made perfect,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:18-29 Mount Sinai, on which the Jewish church state was formed, was a mount such as might be touched, though forbidden to be so, a place that could be felt; so the Mosaic dispensation was much in outward and earthly things. The gospel state is kind and condescending, suited to our weak frame. Under the gospel all may come with boldness to God's presence. But the most holy must despair, if judged by the holy law given from Sinai, without a Saviour. The gospel church is called Mount Zion; there believers have clearer views of heaven, and more heavenly tempers of soul. All the children of God are heirs, and every one has the privileges of the first-born. Let a soul be supposed to join that glorious assembly and church above, that is yet unacquainted with God, still carnally-minded, loving this present world and state of things, looking back to it with a lingering eye, full of pride and guile, filled with lusts; such a soul would seem to have mistaken its way, place, state, and company. It would be uneasy to itself and all about it. Christ is the Mediator of this new covenant, between God and man, to bring them together in this covenant; to keep them together; to plead with God for us, and to plead with us for God; and at length to bring God and his people together in heaven. This covenant is made firm by the blood of Christ sprinkled upon our consciences, as the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled upon the altar and the victim. This blood of Christ speaks in behalf of sinners; it pleads not for vengeance, but for mercy. See then that you refuse not his gracious call and offered salvation. See that you do not refuse Him who speaketh from heaven, with infinite tenderness and love; for how can those escape, who turn from God in unbelief or apostacy, while he so graciously beseeches them to be reconciled, and to receive his everlasting favour! God's dealing with men under the gospel, in a way of grace, assures us, that he will deal with the despisers of the gospel, in a way of judgment. We cannot worship God acceptably, unless we worship him with reverence and godly fear. Only the grace of God enables us to worship God aright. God is the same just and righteous God under the gospel as under the law. The inheritance of believers is secured to them; and all things pertaining to salvation are freely given in answer to prayer. Let us seek for grace, that we may serve God with reverence and godly fear.
Study Bible
An Unshakable Kingdom
22Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to myriads of angels 23in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the judge of all men, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:25
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

Exodus 4:22
"Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is My son, My firstborn.

Psalm 50:6
And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.

Psalm 69:28
May they be blotted out of the book of life And may they not be recorded with the righteous.

Psalm 94:2
Rise up, O Judge of the earth, Render recompense to the proud.

Luke 10:20
Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

Hebrews 2:12
He says: "I will proclaim Your name to My brothers; I will sing Your praises in the congregation."

Hebrews 11:40
God had planned something better for us, so that together with us they would be made perfect.

Revelation 6:9
And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld.

Revelation 6:11
Then each of them was given a white robe and told to rest a little while longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers, were killed, just as they had been killed.
Treasury of Scripture

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,

the general.

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to …

Psalm 111:1 Praise you the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, …

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head …

Ephesians 5:24-27 Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be …

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

1 Timothy 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take …

the firstborn.

Exodus 4:22 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, …

Exodus 13:2 Sanctify to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the …

Deuteronomy 21:17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, …

Psalm 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them…

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. …

which.

Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I …

Psalm 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written …

Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject …

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women which …

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him…

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

written. or, enrolled. God.

Hebrews 6:10-12 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous …

Psalm 50:5,6 Gather my saints together to me; those that have made a covenant …

Psalm 94:2 Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he …

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness …

Matthew 25:31-34 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

John 5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he …

2 Thessalonians 1:5-7 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that …

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he …

the spirits.

Hebrews 11:4,40 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, …

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit …

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now …

1 Corinthians 15:49,54 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear …

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the …

Philippians 1:21-23 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain…

Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: …

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers …

Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

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