Hebrews 4:12
Good News Translation
The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.

Contemporary English Version
God's word is alive and powerful! It is sharper than any double-edged sword. His word can cut through our spirits and souls and through our joints and marrow, until it discovers the desires and thoughts of our hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

New American Bible
Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

the word.

Hebrews 13:7 Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation,

Isaiah 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver he hath hidden me.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was moved wherein they were assembled: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they spoke the word of God with confidence.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God: but with sincerity: but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak.

2 Corinthians 4:2 But we renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor adulterating the word of God: but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw seats. And they sat upon them: and judgment was given unto them. And the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God and who had not adored the beast nor his image nor received his character on their foreheads or in their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

is quick.

Psalm 110:2 The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.

Psalm 119:130 The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth understanding to little ones.

Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be, which shall go forth from my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall do whatsoever I please, and shall prosper in the things for which I sent it.

Jeremiah 23:29 Are not my words as a fire, saith the Lord: and as a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first and to the Greek.

1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.

2 Corinthians 10:4,5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to God, unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels, . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:13 Therefore, we also give thanks to God without ceasing: because, that when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in you that have believed.

James 1:18 For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God who liveth and remaineth for ever.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. [52] If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.

1 Peter 2:4,5 Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men but chosen and made honourable by God: . . .

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sharper.

Psalm 45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.

Psalm 149:6 The high praises of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands:

Proverbs 5:4 Her feet go down into death, and her steps go in as far as hell.

Isaiah 11:4 But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Isaiah 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver he hath hidden me.

Acts 2:37 Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?

Acts 5:33 When they had heard these things, they were cut to the heart: and they thought to put them to death.

Ephesians 6:17 And take unto you the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).

Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars. And from his mouth came out a sharp two-edged sword. And his face was as the sun shineth in his power.

Revelation 2:16 In like manner do penance. If not, I will come to thee quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 19:15,21 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. . . .

and is.

Psalm 139:2 Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up.

Jeremiah 17:10 I am the Lord who search the heart, and prove the reins: who give to every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices.

1 Corinthians 14:24,25 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all. . . .

Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for all that is made manifest is light.

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death: and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts. And I will give to every one of you according to your works. But to you I say

Context
God's Word is Living and Active
11Let us hasten therefore to enter into that rest: lest any man fall into the same example of unbelief. 12For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13Neither is there any creature invisible in his sight: but all things are naked and open to his eyes, to whom our speech is.…
Cross References
Psalm 45:3
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.

Psalm 149:6
The high praises of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands:

Proverbs 5:4
Her feet go down into death, and her steps go in as far as hell.

Isaiah 49:2
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver he hath hidden me.

Jeremiah 23:29
Are not my words as a fire, saith the Lord: and as a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

John 12:48
He that despiseth me and receiveth not my words hath one that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Acts 7:38
This is he that was in the church in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sina and with our fathers. Who received the words of life to give unto us.

1 Corinthians 14:24
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all.

Ephesians 5:26
That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life:

Ephesians 6:17
And take unto you the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).

1 Thessalonians 2:13
Therefore, we also give thanks to God without ceasing: because, that when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in you that have believed.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things: that your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:5
Have moreover tasted the good word of God and the powers of the world to come,

1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God who liveth and remaineth for ever.

Revelation 1:16
And he had in his right hand seven stars. And from his mouth came out a sharp two-edged sword. And his face was as the sun shineth in his power.

Additional Translations
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even as far as the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrows, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged 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.

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 quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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.

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 quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged 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.

For God's Message is full of life and power, and is keener than the sharpest two-edged sword. It pierces even to the severance of soul from spirit, and penetrates between the joints and the marrow, and it can discern the secret thoughts and purposes of the heart.

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.

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;
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