Hebrews 12:29
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New International Version
for our "God is a consuming fire."

New Living Translation
For our God is a devouring fire.

English Standard Version
for our God is a consuming fire.

Berean Study Bible
For our God is a consuming fire.

Berean Literal Bible
For also, our God is a consuming fire.

New American Standard Bible
for our God is a consuming fire.

King James Bible
For our God is a consuming fire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for our God is a consuming fire.

International Standard Version
For "our God is an all-consuming fire."

NET Bible
For our God is indeed a devouring fire.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For our God is a consuming fire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, our God is a destructive fire.

New American Standard 1977
for our God is a consuming fire.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for our God is a consuming fire.

King James 2000 Bible
For our God is a consuming fire.

American King James Version
For our God is a consuming fire.

American Standard Version
for our God is a consuming fire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our God is a consuming fire.

Darby Bible Translation
For also our God [is] a consuming fire.

English Revised Version
for our God is a consuming fire.

Webster's Bible Translation
For our God is a consuming fire.

Weymouth New Testament
For our God is also a consuming fire.

World English Bible
for our God is a consuming fire.

Young's Literal Translation
for also our God is a consuming fire.
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
28Therefore, since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be filled with gratitude, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. 29For our God is a consuming fire.
Cross References
Exodus 15:7
"And in the greatness of Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up against You; You send forth Your burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff.

Exodus 24:17
And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the mountain top.

Deuteronomy 4:24
"For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 9:3
"Know therefore today that it is the LORD your God who is crossing over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and He will subdue them before you, so that you may drive them out and destroy them quickly, just as the LORD has spoken to you.

2 Samuel 22:9
"Smoke went up out of His nostrils, Fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.

Psalm 97:3
Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about.

Isaiah 33:14
Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling has seized the godless. "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?"

Jeremiah 25:37
"And the peaceful folds are made silent Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

Ezekiel 38:19
"In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.

2 Corinthians 5:11
Therefore, since we know what it means to fear of the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is clear to God, and I hope it is clear to your conscience as well.
Treasury of Scripture

For our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, …

Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on …

Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD …

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

Deuteronomy 4:24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 9:3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD your God is he which …

Psalm 50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour …

Psalm 97:3 A fire goes before him, and burns up his enemies round about.

Isaiah 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots …

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days …

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

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