Hebrews 10:38
New International Version
And, "But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back."

New Living Translation
And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”

English Standard Version
but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”

Berean Study Bible
But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he shrinks back, I will take no pleasure in him.”

Berean Literal Bible
But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he might shrink back, My soul does not take pleasure in him."

New American Standard Bible
BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.

King James Bible
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Christian Standard Bible
But my righteous one will live by faith; and if he draws back, I have no pleasure in him.

Contemporary English Version
The people God accepts will live because of their faith. But he isn't pleased with anyone who turns back."

Good News Translation
My righteous people, however, will believe and live; but if any of them turns back, I will not be pleased with them."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he draws back, I have no pleasure in him.

International Standard Version
but my righteous one will live by faith, and if he turns back, my soul will take no pleasure in him."

NET Bible
But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I take no pleasure in him.

New Heart English Bible
But the righteous will live by faith, and if he holds back, my soul has no pleasure in him."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But the righteous one shall live by my faith, and if he gives it up, my soul is not pleased with him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The person who has God's approval will live by faith. But if he turns back, I will not be pleased with him."

New American Standard 1977
BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the just shall live by faith, but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

American King James Version
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

American Standard Version
But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But my just man liveth by faith; but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.

English Revised Version
But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man shall draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Weymouth New Testament
But it is by faith that My righteous servant shall live; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him."

World English Bible
But the righteous will live by faith. If he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."

Young's Literal Translation
and 'the righteous by faith shall live,' and 'if he may draw back, My soul hath no pleasure in him,'
Study Bible
A Call to Persevere
37For, “In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay. 38But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he shrinks back, I will take no pleasure in him.” 39But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 33:13
If I tell the righteous man that he will surely live, but he then trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, then none of his righteous works will be remembered; he will die because of the iniquity he has committed.

Habakkuk 2:4
Look at the proud one; His soul is not upright--But the righteous will live by his faith--

Romans 1:17
For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

Galatians 3:11
And it is clear that no one is justified before God by the Law, because, "The righteous will live by faith."

Hebrews 10:39
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

James 5:6
You have condemned and murdered the righteous, who did not resist you.

Treasury of Scripture

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

the just.

Habakkuk 2:4
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Galatians 3:11
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

but.

Hebrews 10:26,27
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, …

Hebrews 6:4-6
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, …

Psalm 85:8
I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

my.

Psalm 5:4
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

Psalm 147:11
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Psalm 149:4
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

righteous
δίκαιός (dikaios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.

one
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

will live
ζήσεται (zēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

by
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

faith;
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

he shrinks back,
ὑποστείληται (hyposteilētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5288: From hupo and stello; to withhold under, i.e. to cower or shrink, to conceal.

I
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

{will take} no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

pleasure
εὐδοκεῖ (eudokei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2106: To be well-pleased, think it good, be resolved. From eu and dokeo; to think well of, i.e. Approve; specially, to approbate.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

him.”
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(38) Now the just shall live by faith.--The Greek text of this clause is not perfectly certain, but it is probable that the word "my" should be added, so that the translation of the verse will be as follows, But my righteous one shall live by faith. In the Hebrew the first part of the verse is altogether different: "Behold his soul is lifted up, it is not upright in him; but the righteous shall live in (or, by) his faithfulness (or, faith)."The first words seem to refer to the haughty Chaldean invader; the rendering of the last words is considered below. The Greek translation varies a little in different MSS.: "If one draw back, my soul hath no pleasure in him; but the righteous one shall live by my faithfulness" (or possibly--not probably--"by faith in me"). In the Alexandrian MSS, the last words run thus: "But my righteous one shall live by faith" (or faithfulness). It is clear, then, that in the passage before us the writer has taken the words as they stood in his text of the LXX., only changing the order of the clauses. Though the Hebrew word usually rendered faith in this passage occurs more than forty times in the Old Testament, in no other case has it this meaning, but almost always signifies faithfulness or truth. Here also the first meaning seems to be "by his faithfulness"; but the thought of faithful constancy to God is inseparably connected with trustful clinging to Him. Hence the accepted Jewish exposition of the passage seems to have taken the word in the sense of "faith." "My righteous one" will naturally mean "my righteous servant"--the man who will not be seduced into wickedness; he shall live by his faithful trust, for salvation and life shall be given him by God Himself. In this context the word righteous recalls-verse 36, "having done the will of God."

The transposition of the two clauses makes it almost certain that the "righteous one" is the subject of both: not if any man, but, if he (the righteous one) shrink back. The Genevan and the Authorised stand alone amongst English versions in the former rendering.

10:32-39 Many and various afflictions united against the early Christians, and they had a great conflict. The Christian spirit is not a selfish spirit; it puts us upon pitying others, visiting them, helping them, and pleading for them. All things here are but shadows. The happiness of the saints in heaven will last for ever; enemies can never take it away as earthly goods. This will make rich amends for all we may lose and suffer here. The greatest part of the saints' happiness, as yet, is in promise. It is a trial of the patience of Christians, to be content to live after their work is done, and to stay for their reward till God's time to give it is come. He will soon come to them at death, to end all their sufferings, and to give them a crown of life. The Christian's present conflict may be sharp, but will be soon over. God never is pleased with the formal profession and outward duties and services of such as do not persevere; but he beholds them with great displeasure. And those who have been kept faithful in great trails for the time past, have reason to hope for the same grace to help them still to live by faith, till they receive the end of their faith and patience, even the salvation of their souls. Living by faith, and dying in faith, our souls are safe for ever.
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