Hebrews 10:31
New International Version
It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

New Living Translation
It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

English Standard Version
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Berean Study Bible
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Berean Literal Bible
it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

New American Standard Bible
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

King James Bible
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Christian Standard Bible
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Contemporary English Version
It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

Good News Translation
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

International Standard Version
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

NET Bible
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

New Heart English Bible
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is very terrible to fall into the hands of THE LIVING GOD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Falling into the hands of the living God is a terrifying thing.

New American Standard 1977
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

King James 2000 Bible
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

American King James Version
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

American Standard Version
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Darby Bible Translation
[It is] a fearful thing falling into [the] hands of [the] living God.

English Revised Version
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Weymouth New Testament
It is an awful thing to fall into the hands of the ever-living God.

World English Bible
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Young's Literal Translation
fearful is the falling into the hands of a living God.
Study Bible
A Call to Persevere
30For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32Remember the early days that you were in the light, when you endured a great conflict in the face of suffering.…
Cross References
Isaiah 19:16
In that day the Egyptians will become like women. They will tremble with fear beneath the uplifted hand of the LORD of Hosts, when He brandishes it against them.

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Luke 12:5
But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear the One who, after you have been killed, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Acts 13:11
Now look, the hand of the Lord is against you, and for a time you will be blind and unable to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

2 Corinthians 5:11
Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is clear to God, and I hope it is clear to your conscience as well.

Hebrews 3:12
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God.

Hebrews 12:29
For our God is a consuming fire.

Treasury of Scripture

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

a fearful.

Hebrews 10:27
But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Isaiah 33:14
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

Luke 21:11
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

to fall.

Hebrews 12:29
For our God is a consuming fire.

Psalm 50:22
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Psalm 76:7
Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?







Lexicon
[It is] a fearful thing
φοβερὸν (phoberon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5398: Fearful, dreadful, terrible. From phobos; frightful, i.e. formidable.

to fall
ἐμπεσεῖν (empesein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1706: To fall in, be cast in, be involved in. From en and pipto; to fall on, i.e. to be entrapped by, or be overwhelmed with.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] hands
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

of [the] living
ζῶντος (zōntos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(31) The living God.--As in Hebrews 3:12; Hebrews 9:14 the exact meaning of the writer's words is "a Living God;" and a reference to the first of these passages (and to Hebrews 4:12) will show clearly what is their force in this place. There can be little doubt that Deuteronomy 32, from which he has been quoting, is still in his thought. See Deuteronomy 32:40--"I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever."

Verse 31. - It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. David, when the option was given him, preferred falling into the hand of the LORD to falling into the hand of man (2 Samuel 24:14), trusting in the greatness of his mercies. But the case contemplated here is that of its being "too late to cry for mercy, when it is the time of justice." Fearful (the writer would say) is the thought of being exposed, without possibility of escape or of atonement, to the wrath of the Eternal Righteousness. The inspired author of this Epistle had evidently an awful sense of the Divine wrath against sin, and of man's liability to it without atonement. He felt deeply the contradiction between humanity as it is and its ideal of perfection; and hence the wrath attributed to God in Holy Writ would appear to him as inseparable from a just conception of Divine holiness. For the more ardent the love in the human heart of moral good, by so much the keener is the indignation against moral evil, and the sense of the righteousness of retribution. The existence of such evil at all in the good God's universe is indeed a mystery; but, as long as it is there, we cannot but conceive the face of the holy God as set utterly against it; and so any revelation to us of the Divine nature would be imperfect did it not include the idea which is humanly expressed by such terms as "zeal," "jealousy," "wrath," "vengeance." Hence came the long-felt need of some atonement, to reconcile sinful man to the eternal holiness. This need was expressed of old by the institution of sacrifice, which, however - as is so clearly perceived in this Epistle - could never itself be really efficacious in the spiritual sphere of things. In the atonement of Christ (if rightly apprehended) is found at last a true satisfaction of this spiritual need. But, man's concurrence being still required, the idea of Divine wrath remains notwithstanding, as operative against such as, in deliberate perversity of free-will, after full knowledge, refuse to be thus reconciled. Hence the awful anticipations of future judgment on some, contained in this Epistle. The nature and duration of the doom to come, on such as remain subject to it, are in these passages left in obscurity. They speak only of φοβερά τις ἐκδοχὴ, an undefined expectation of something terrible. It may be observed, however, that, whatever be the force of other Scriptures in which the fire of that day is described as eternal and unquenchable, here at least the figure of a zeal of fire to devour the adversaries seems in itself to suggest rather utter destruction than perpetual pain. 10:26-31 The exhortations against apostacy and to perseverance, are urged by many strong reasons. The sin here mentioned is a total and final falling away, when men, with a full and fixed will and resolution, despise and reject Christ, the only Saviour; despise and resist the Spirit, the only Sanctifier; and despise and renounce the gospel, the only way of salvation, and the words of eternal life. Of this destruction God gives some notorious sinners, while on earth, a fearful foreboding in their consciences, with despair of being able to endure or to escape it. But what punishment can be sorer than to die without mercy? We answer, to die by mercy, by the mercy and grace which they have despised. How dreadful is the case, when not only the justice of God, but his abused grace and mercy call for vengeance! All this does not in the least mean that any souls who sorrow for sin will be shut out from mercy, or that any will be refused the benefit of Christ's sacrifice, who are willing to accept these blessings. Him that cometh unto Christ, he will in no wise cast out.
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