Hebrews 13:21
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New International Version
equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

New Living Translation
may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.

English Standard Version
equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

New American Standard Bible
equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

King James Bible
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
equip you with all that is good to do His will, working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ. Glory belongs to Him forever and ever. Amen.

International Standard Version
equip you with everything good to do his will, accomplishing in us what pleases him through Jesus, the Messiah. To him be glory forever and ever! Amen.

NET Bible
equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Perfect you in every good work to do his will and perform in us whatever is excellent before him by Yeshua The Messiah, to whom is glory to the eternity of eternities. Amen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May this God of peace prepare you to do every good thing he wants. May he work in us through Jesus Christ to do what is pleasing to him. Glory belongs to Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for the ages of the ages. Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
Make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

American King James Version
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

American Standard Version
make you perfect in every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will; doing in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Darby Bible Translation
perfect you in every good work to the doing of his will, doing in you what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for the ages of ages. Amen.

English Revised Version
make you perfect in every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
fully equip you with every grace that you may need for the doing of His will, producing in us that which will truly please Him through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory to the Ages of the Ages! Amen.

World English Bible
make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Young's Literal Translation
make you perfect in every good work to do His will, doing in you that which is well-pleasing before Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory -- to the ages of the ages! Amen.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:16-21 We must, according to our power, give to the necessities of the souls and bodies of men: God will accept these offerings with pleasure, and will accept and bless the offerers through Christ. The apostle then states what is their duty to living ministers; to obey and submit to them, so far as is agreeable to the mind and will of God, made known in his word. Christians must not think themselves too wise, too good, or too great, to learn. The people must search the Scriptures, and so far as the ministers teach according to that rule, they ought to receive their instructions as the word of God, which works in those that believe. It is the interest of hearers, that the account their ministers give of them may be with joy, and not with grief. Faithful ministers deliver their own souls, but the ruin of a fruitless and faithless people will be upon their own heads. The more earnestly the people pray for their ministers, the more benefit they may expect from their ministry. A good conscience has respect to all God's commands, and all our duty. Those who have this good conscience, yet need the prayers of others. When ministers come to a people who pray for them, they come with greater satisfaction to themselves, and success to the people. We should seek all our mercies by prayer. God is the God of peace, fully reconciled to believers; who has made a way for peace and reconciliation between himself and sinners, and who loves peace on earth, especially in his churches. He is the Author of spiritual peace in the hearts and consciences of his people. How firm a covenant is that which has its foundation in the blood of the Son of God! The perfecting of the saints in every good work, is the great thing desired by them, and for them; and that they may at length be fitted for the employment and happiness of heaven. There is no good thing wrought in us, but it is the work of God. And no good thing is wrought in us by God, but through Christ, for his sake and by his Spirit.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Make you perfect in every good work to do his will,.... The Alexandrian copy reads, "in every good work and word"; as in 2 Thessalonians 2:17 every good work is to be done: a good work is what is done in obedience to the command of God, and in faith, and from a principle of love, in the name and strength of Christ, and with a view to the glory of God; and every such work should be diligently attended to; such as concern God, and are of a moral nature, or of positive institution; and such as concern each other, whether as men or Christians: and the will of God is the rule of every good work, both as to matter and manner; whatever is not agreeably to the revealed will of God, let it have ever such a show of religion and holiness in it, it is not a good work; continuance in the performance of good works, and the perfection of them, are things to be desired of God; it requires grace to perform good works, and more grace to abound in them, and to keep men from being weary of well doing; and though the best of works are imperfect, yet perfection in them is desirable, and it is God alone that can make the saints perfect in any sense; see 1 Peter 5:10. The Arabic and Ethiopic versions render it, "strengthen you", or "confirm you"; saints need to be strengthened with spiritual strength, to perform good works; for they are weak and feeble, and unable of themselves to do anything spiritually good; without Christ they can do nothing, but through him strengthening them, they can do all things; and they have need to be confirmed in them, that they are the will of God, and that it is their duty to regard them. The Vulgate Latin version renders it, "fit you": men are naturally unfit for good works; in order to do them aright, it is necessary that they should have knowledge of the will of God; that they be regenerated and created in Christ; that they be sanctified and cleansed, and so meet for the master's use; that they have the Spirit of God, and strength from Christ; and that they be believers in him: nor is there always a fitness in saints themselves, or a readiness to good works, only when God gives both will and power to do them; wherefore such a petition as this is very proper and pertinent; another follows, or the same carried on, and more largely expressed; though it rather seems to be a distinct one, and that in order to the former:

working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; the good work of grace being necessary to the performance of good works; nor can any man do a good work well, unless he has the good work of grace wrought in him: grace is a work not of man, but of God; it is an internal work, something in a man's heart, and not anything without him, or done by him; and it is a gradual and progressive work; it is carried on by degrees, and is not yet perfect, though it will be. God is continually working in his people, carrying on his work, and will at length perform it; See Gill on Philippians 1:6, and this is "well pleasing in his sight"; it is in his sight; it is obvious to his view, when it is not to others, nor to themselves, being the hidden man of the heart; and it is very agreeable to him; it makes men like unto him; hereby they become a suitable habitation for him, and are put into a capacity of serving him; to such he gives more grace, and on that grace he entails glory: and all this is

through Jesus Christ; all the grace necessary for the beginning and carrying on, and finishing of the good work of grace, and for the performance of every good work, comes through the hands of Christ, in whom all fulness of it dwells; and through the blood and intercession of Christ, by virtue of which it is communicated; and all become acceptable to God through him, as the persons of the Lord's people, so the grace that is wrought in them, and the works that are done by them:

to whom be glory for ever and ever, Amen; either to God the Father of Christ, and the Father of mercies, and God of salvation; and as he is the God of peace, and the bringer of Christ from the dead; the appointer, provider, and giver of the great Shepherd; the author and finisher of all good in his people: or to Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through whom all grace and good things come; to him does this doxology of right belong; he has a glory both as God, and as Mediator; and the glory of both is to be given to him: the glory of his deity, by asserting it; by attributing all divine perfections and works unto him; by worshipping of him, and by ascribing the efficacy of his mediatorial actions to it: and the glory of salvation and redemption is to be given to him, who alone has obtained it; by discarding all other Saviours; by trusting alone in him; by looking to him alone for peace, pardon, justification, sanctification, and eternal life: and this glory should be ascribed continually, for ever and ever, as it will be by angels, and saints to all eternity, The word "Amen" is added, to show that the apostle assented to it, and wished it might be, and that he firmly believed it, and so asserted that it would be; for it is expressive of assent, asseveration, and prayer.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. Make you perfect—properly said of healing a rent; join you together in perfect harmony [Bengel].

to do his will, working in you—(Heb 10:36); rather as Greek, "doing in you." Whatever good we do, God does in us.

well-pleasing in his sight—(Isa 53:10; Eph 5:10).

through Jesus Christ—"God doing (working) in you that … through Jesus Christ" (Php 1:11).

to whom—to Christ. He closes as he began (Heb 1:1-14), with giving glory to Christ.

Hebrews 13:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Benediction and Final Greetings
20Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, 21equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 22But I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 30:12
Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the LORD.

Romans 11:36
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Philippians 2:13
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

2 Timothy 3:17
so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 John 3:22
and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.
Treasury of Scripture

Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Make.

Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written …

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, …

John 17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and …

Ephesians 3:16-19 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to …

Colossians 1:9-12 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before …

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly…

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

every.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always …

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

to do.

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will …

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the …

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether …

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

1 John 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does …

working. or, doing.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

well pleasing.

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices …

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you …

Romans 14:17,18 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, …

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing …

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, …

through.

John 16:23,24 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

to whom.

Psalm 72:18,19 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things…

Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Galatians 1:5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to …

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve …

1 Peter 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and …

Revelation 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like to crystal: and …

Revelation 5:9,13 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Amen. See on

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

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