Hebrews 13:6
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New International Version
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

New Living Translation
So we can say with confidence, "The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?"

English Standard Version
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

New American Standard Bible
so that we confidently say, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?"

King James Bible
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

International Standard Version
Hence we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"

NET Bible
So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it is for us to say confidently, “The Lord is my helper; I shall not fear what anyone does to me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can mortals do to me?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

American King James Version
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

American Standard Version
So that with good courage we say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear: What shall man do unto me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that we may confidently say: The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man shall do to me.

Darby Bible Translation
So that, taking courage, we may say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not be afraid: what will man do unto me?

English Revised Version
So that with good courage we say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear: What shall man do unto me?

Webster's Bible Translation
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

Weymouth New Testament
So that we fearlessly say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid: what can man do to me?"

World English Bible
So that with good courage we say, "The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?"

Young's Literal Translation
so that we do boldly say, 'The Lord is to me a helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:1-6 The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. The sin opposed to this grace and duty is covetousness, an over-eager desire for the wealth of this world, with envy of those who have more than ourselves. Having treasures in heaven, we may be content with mean things here. Those who cannot be so, would not be content though God raised their condition. Adam was in paradise, yet not contented; some angels in heaven were not contented; but the apostle Paul, though abased and empty, had learned in every state, in any state, to be content. Christians have reason to be contented with their present lot. This promise contains the sum and substance of all the promises; I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee. In the original there are no less than five negatives put together, to confirm the promise: the true believer shall have the gracious presence of God with him, in life, at death, and for ever. Men can do nothing against God, and God can make all that men do against his people, to turn to their good.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my Helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me; rather, I will act fear: what shall man do unto me? The quotation is from Psalm 118:6. The memory of their former pastors who had finished their course is next urged upon the readers as an encouragement to perseverance in the life of faith.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So that we may boldly say,.... Or confidently assert; for nothing is more true than this,

the Lord is my helper; he is able to help, and does help, when none else can; he has promised to be the helper of his people; he has laid help for them on Christ, who is mighty; and he has helped him as man, that he might help them; he has set up a throne of grace for them to come to, where they may find help; and experience confirms the truth of this assertion; every believer can set up an Ebenezer, and say, hitherto hath the Lord helped me: the people of God are of themselves helpless ones; there is no help for them in man; their help is only in the Lord; who helps them out of the pit of sin and misery; out of the hands of all their enemies; out of all their afflictions, and "out" of all the dangers they are exposed unto by Satan and his temptations, by reason of a body of sin and death, and no account of the world, and the men of it: he helps them "in" the exercise of grace, and in the discharge of duty; in bearing the cross; in fighting the Lord's battles; and in their journeying through the wilderness: he helps them "to" temporal blessings, and spiritual ones; to spiritual food and raiment, and to all needful supplies of grace, and, at last, to eternal glory and happiness: and the help he now affords is quick and present, suitable and seasonable, and is what is sufficient; and is sometimes with, and sometimes without means.

And I will not fear what man shall do unto me. There is a becoming fear and reverence which is due to men that are our superiors, whether in civil or religious affairs; but men are not to be feared, when opposed to God; not a single man only is not to be feared, but even all men; and not they only, but all that they can do; the utmost of which is to kill the body; the ground of this fearlessness in believers are the infinite power, grace, and goodness of God. The words seem to be taken out of Psalm 54:4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. may—rather as Greek, expressing confidence actually realized, "So that we boldly (confidently) say" (Ps 56:4, 11; 118:6). Punctuate as both the Hebrew and the Greek require, "And (so) I will not fear: what (then) shall man do unto me?"

Hebrews 13:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Christ is the Same
5Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU," 6so that we confidently say, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?" 7Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 23:17
"Don't be afraid," he said. "My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this."

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise-- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Treasury of Scripture

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

boldly.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may …

Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

The Lord.

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, …

Exodus 18:4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, …

Deuteronomy 33:26,29 There is none like to the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heaven …

Psalm 18:1,2 I will love you, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 27:1-3,9 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 33:20 Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help …

Psalm 54:4 Behold, God is my helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

Psalm 63:7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings …

Psalm 94:17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelled in silence.

Psalm 115:9-11 O Israel, trust you in the LORD: he is their help and their shield…

Psalm 118:7-9 The LORD takes my part with them that help me: therefore shall I …

Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Isaiah 41:10,14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

I will.

Psalm 56:4,11,12 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will …

Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?

Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O …

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul…

Luke 12:4,5 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the …

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