Hebrews 12:4
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New International Version
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

New Living Translation
After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin.

English Standard Version
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

New American Standard Bible
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;

King James Bible
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

International Standard Version
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

NET Bible
You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed in your struggle against sin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have not yet come as far as to blood in the struggle against sin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You struggle against sin, but your struggles haven't killed you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, fighting against sin.

King James 2000 Bible
You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

American King James Version
You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

American Standard Version
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin:

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, wrestling against sin.

English Revised Version
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin:

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

Weymouth New Testament
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted so as to endanger your lives;

World English Bible
You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin;

Young's Literal Translation
Not yet unto blood did ye resist -- with the sin striving;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:1-11 The persevering obedience of faith in Christ, was the race set before the Hebrews, wherein they must either win the crown of glory, or have everlasting misery for their portion; and it is set before us. By the sin that does so easily beset us, understand that sin to which we are most prone, or to which we are most exposed, from habit, age, or circumstances. This is a most important exhortation; for while a man's darling sin, be it what it will, remains unsubdued, it will hinder him from running the Christian race, as it takes from him every motive for running, and gives power to every discouragement. When weary and faint in their minds, let them recollect that the holy Jesus suffered, to save them from eternal misery. By stedfastly looking to Jesus, their thoughts would strengthen holy affections, and keep under their carnal desires. Let us then frequently consider him. What are our little trials to his agonies, or even to our deserts? What are they to the sufferings of many others? There is a proneness in believers to grow weary, and to faint under trials and afflictions; this is from the imperfection of grace and the remains of corruption. Christians should not faint under their trials. Though their enemies and persecutors may be instruments to inflict sufferings, yet they are Divine chastisements; their heavenly Father has his hand in all, and his wise end to answer by all. They must not make light of afflictions, and be without feeling under them, for they are the hand and rod of God, and are his rebukes for sin. They must not despond and sink under trials, nor fret and repine, but bear up with faith and patience. God may let others alone in their sins, but he will correct sin in his own children. In this he acts as becomes a father. Our earthly parents sometimes may chasten us, to gratify their passion, rather than to reform our manners. But the Father of our souls never willingly grieves nor afflicts his children. It is always for our profit. Our whole life here is a state of childhood, and imperfect as to spiritual things; therefore we must submit to the discipline of such a state. When we come to a perfect state, we shall be fully reconciled to all God's chastisement of us now. God's correction is not condemnation; the chastening may be borne with patience, and greatly promote holiness. Let us then learn to consider the afflictions brought on us by the malice of men, as corrections sent by our wise and gracious Father, for our spiritual good.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Ye have net yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Here (as in 1 Corinthians 9:26) there is a transition of thought from a race to a combat. Your trials have not yet reached the point of dying in the good fight of faith, as has been the case with some of your brethren before you, who have followed their Leader to the end (cf. Hebrews 13:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ye have not yet resisted unto blood,.... They had resisted sin, and Satan, and the world, the men of it, and the lusts of it, and its frowns and flatteries, and also false teachers, even every adversary of Christ, and their souls; but they had not, as yet, resisted unto blood, or to the shedding of their blood, as some of the Old Testament saints had done; as some in the times of the Maccabees, and as James the apostle of Christ, and as Christ himself: wherefore the apostle suggests, that they ought to consider, that they had been indulged; and what they had been engaged in, were only some light skirmishes; and that they must expect to suffer as long as they were in the world, and had blood in them; and that their blood, when called for, should be spilled for the sake of Christ:

striving against sin; which is the principal antagonist the believer has, and is here particular pointed out: sin is here, by some, thought to be put for sinful men; or it may design the sin of those men, who solicited the saints to a defection from the truth; or the sin of apostasy itself; or that of unbelief; or rather indwelling sin, and the lusts of the flesh, which war against the soul. Now this is said, to sharpen and increase the saints resentment and indignation against it, as being their antagonist, with whom they strive and combat, and which is the cause of all the evils in the world, exposes to wrath to come, and separates from communion with God; and to encourage them to bear their sufferings patiently, since they are not without sin, as Christ was; and since their afflictions and sufferings are for the subduing of sin, and the increase of holiness.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. not yet resisted unto blood—image from pugilism, as he previously had the image of a race, both being taken from the great national Greek games. Ye have suffered the loss of goods, and been a gazing-stock by reproaches and afflictions; ye have not shed your blood (see on [2595]Heb 13:7). "The athlete who hath seen his own blood, and who, though cast down by his opponent, does not let his spirits be cast down, who as often as he hath fallen hath risen the more determined, goes down to the encounter with great hope" [Seneca].

against sin—Sin is personified as an adversary; sin, whether within you, leading you to spare your blood, or in our adversaries, leading them to shed it, if they cannot through your faithfulness even unto blood, induce you to apostatize.

Hebrews 12:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Disciplines His Sons
4You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; 5and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;…
Cross References
Philippians 2:8
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-- even death on a cross!

Hebrews 10:32
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.

Hebrews 10:33
Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.

Hebrews 13:13
Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
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