Hebrews 4:12
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

King James Bible
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Darby Bible Translation
For the word of God is living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to the division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

World English Bible
For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Young's Literal Translation
for the reckoning of God is living, and working, and sharp above every two-edged sword, and piercing unto the dividing asunder both of soul and spirit, of joints also and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart;

Hebrews 4:12 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:12 For the word of God - Preached, Heb 4:2, and armed with threatenings, Heb 4:3. Is living and powerful - Attended with the power of the living God, and conveying either life or death to the hearers. Sharper than any two - edged sword - Penetrating the heart more than this does the body. Piercing - Quite through, and laying open. The soul and spirit, joints and marrow - The inmost recesses of the mind, which the apostle beautifully and strongly expresses by this heap of figurative words. And is a discerner - Not only of the thoughts, but also of the intentions.

Hebrews 4:12 Parallel Commentaries

Library
How Should we Make Use of Christ, in Going to the Father, in Prayer, and Other Acts of Worship?
In short, for answering of this question, I shall lay down those particulars: 1. There should be a lively sense of the infinite distance that is between the great God and us finite creatures, and yet more betwixt the Holy Ghost and us sinful wretches. 2. There should be an eyeing of Christ as the great peacemaker, through his death and merits having satisfied justice and reconciled sinners unto God; that so we may look on God now no more as an enemy, but as reconciled in Jesus. 3. There should be,
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Entrance into Rest.
Hebrews 4:1.--Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Hebrews 4:11.--Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. I want, in the simplest way possible, to answer the question: "How does a man enter into that rest?" and to point out the simple steps that he takes, all included in the one act of surrender and faith. And the first step, I think, is this: that a
Andrew Murray—The Master's Indwelling

What Now is Become of this True Church, or Where must the Man Go...
What now is become of this true church, or where must the man go, who would fain be a living member of it? He need go nowhere; because wherever he is, that which is to save him, and that which he is to be saved from, is always with him. SELF is all the evil that he has, and God is all the goodness that he ever can have; but self is always with him, and God is always with him. Death to self is his only entrance into the church of life, and nothing but God can give death to self. Self is an inward
William Law—An Humble, Affectionate, and Earnest Address to the Clergy

To-Morrow
"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."--Heb. iv. 9. J. S. Kunth, 1700. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 There is a Day of rest before thee-- Thou weary soul, arise and shine. Awhile the clouds hung darkly o'er thee, Awhile the captive's chains were thine. Behold, the Lamb of God will lead thee To still green pastures round the throne; Cast off thy burden, rise and speed thee, For soon the battle storm is done-- For soon the weary race is past, And thou shalt rest in Love at last.
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

Cross References
Psalm 45:3
Put on your sword, O mighty warrior! You are so glorious, so majestic!

Psalm 149:6
Let the praises of God be in their mouths, and a sharp sword in their hands--

Proverbs 5:4
But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.

Isaiah 49:2
He made my words of judgment as sharp as a sword. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand. I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver.

Jeremiah 23:29
Does not my word burn like fire?" says the LORD. "Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces?

John 12:48
But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.

Acts 7:38
Moses was with our ancestors, the assembly of God's people in the wilderness, when the angel spoke to him at Mount Sinai. And there Moses received life-giving words to pass on to us.

Jump to Previous
Able Active Asunder Discern Dividing Full God's Heart Intentions Intents Joints Keener Life Marrow Message Pierces Piercing Power Powerful Purposes Quick Secret Sharper Sharpest Soul Spirit Sword Thoughts Twoedged Two-Edged Word
Jump to Next
Able Active Asunder Discern Dividing Full God's Heart Intentions Intents Joints Keener Life Marrow Message Pierces Piercing Power Powerful Purposes Quick Secret Sharper Sharpest Soul Spirit Sword Thoughts Twoedged Two-Edged Word
Links
Hebrews 4:12 NIV
Hebrews 4:12 NLT
Hebrews 4:12 ESV
Hebrews 4:12 NASB
Hebrews 4:12 KJV

Hebrews 4:12 Bible Apps
Hebrews 4:12 Biblia Paralela
Hebrews 4:12 Chinese Bible
Hebrews 4:12 French Bible
Hebrews 4:12 German Bible

Hebrews 4:12 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Hebrews 4:11
Top of Page
Top of Page