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.

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.

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.

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

NASB 1995
But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

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

Amplified Bible
But our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
But we are not of those drawing back to destruction, but of those believing to a preserving of soul.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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…









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

we
Ἡμεῖς (Hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 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 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 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 5289: A shrinking, drawing back. From hupostello; shrinkage, i.e. apostasy.

[and]
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 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 684: Destruction, ruin, loss, perishing; eternal ruin. From a presumed derivative of apollumi; ruin or loss.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 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 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

[and]
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 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 4047: Acquiring, obtaining, possessing, possession, ownership. From peripoieomai; acquisition; by extension, preservation.

[their] souls.
ψυχῆς (psychēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.


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