Hebrews 10:39
New International Version
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

New Living Translation
But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.

English Standard Version
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

Berean Study Bible
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

Berean Literal Bible
But we are not of those drawing back to destruction, but of faith to the preserving of the soul.

New American Standard Bible
But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

New King James Version
But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

King James Bible
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

Christian Standard Bible
But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and are saved.

Contemporary English Version
We are not like those people who turn back and get destroyed. We will keep on having faith until we are saved.

Good News Translation
We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we have faith and are saved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life.

International Standard Version
Now, we do not belong to those who turn back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

NET Bible
But we are not among those who shrink back and thus perish, but are among those who have faith and preserve their souls.

New Heart English Bible
But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the saving of the soul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we are not of despondency which leads to destruction, but of the faith that imparts to us our soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We don't belong with those who turn back and are destroyed. Instead, we belong with those who have faith and are saved.

New American Standard 1977
But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But we are not of those who draw back unto perdition, but faithful unto the saving of the soul.

King James 2000 Bible
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

American King James Version
But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

American Standard Version
But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition; but of them that have faith unto the saving of the soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we are not the children of withdrawing unto perdition, but of faith to the saving of the soul.

Darby Bible Translation
But we are not drawers back to perdition, but of faith to saving [the] soul.

English Revised Version
But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition; but of them that have faith unto the saving of the soul.

Webster's Bible Translation
But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

Weymouth New Testament
But we are not people who shrink back and perish, but are among those who believe and gain possession of their souls.

World English Bible
But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the saving of the soul.

Young's Literal Translation
and we are not of those drawing back to destruction, but of those believing to a preserving of soul.
Study Bible
A Call to Persevere
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
Hebrews 10:38
But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he shrinks back, I will take no pleasure in him."

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.

Treasury of Scripture

But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

we are.

Hebrews 6:6-9
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame…

1 Samuel 15:11
It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

Psalm 44:18
Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

unto.

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

John 17:12
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

but.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Mark 16:16
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

John 3:15,16
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life…







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

we
Ἡμεῖς (Hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

are
ἐσμὲν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

of [those who] shrink back
ὑποστολῆς (hypostolēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5289: A shrinking, drawing back. From hupostello; shrinkage, i.e. apostasy.

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

are destroyed,
ἀπώλειαν (apōleian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 684: Destruction, ruin, loss, perishing; eternal ruin. From a presumed derivative of apollumi; ruin or loss.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

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

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

preserve
περιποίησιν (peripoiēsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4047: Acquiring, obtaining, possessing, possession, ownership. From peripoieomai; acquisition; by extension, preservation.

[their] souls.
ψυχῆς (psychēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.
(39) Of them who draw back.--Literally, But we are not of drawing (or shrinking) back unto perdition, but of faith unto the gaining of the soul. On the last words (which are nearly identical with those of Luke 17:33, though deeper in meaning) see the Note on Hebrews 10:34. The exhortation thus closes with words of encouragement and hope.

Verse 39. - But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe unto the saving of the soul; literally, not of the drawing back unto... but of faith unto, etc. Thus, once more before proceeding to the subject now before him, the writer is careful to disclaim any real expectation of defection in his readers, and with delicacy he includes himself with them by his use of the nominative plural.



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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