Hebrews 12:13
New International Version
"Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

New Living Translation
Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.

English Standard Version
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.

Berean Study Bible
Make straight paths for your feet, so that the lame will not be debilitated, but rather healed.

Berean Literal Bible
and make straight paths for your feet, so that the lame should not be put out of joint, but rather should be healed.

New American Standard Bible
and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

King James Bible
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Christian Standard Bible
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.

Contemporary English Version
and walk a straight path. Then lame people will be healed, instead of getting worse.

Good News Translation
Keep walking on straight paths, so that the lame foot may not be disabled, but instead be healed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.

International Standard Version
and straighten the paths of your life, so that your lameness may not become worse, but instead may be healed.

NET Bible
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.

New Heart English Bible
and make straight paths for your feet, so that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Make straight paths for your feet, that the lame member may not fail, but that it may be healed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Keep walking along straight paths so that your injured leg won't get worse. Instead, let it heal.

New American Standard 1977
and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and make straight steps unto your feet, so that which is lame will not turn out of the way, but let it rather be healed.

King James 2000 Bible
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

American King James Version
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

American Standard Version
and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned out of the way, but rather be healed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And make straight steps with your feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed.

Darby Bible Translation
and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned aside; but that rather it may be healed.

English Revised Version
and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned out of the way, but rather be healed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Weymouth New Testament
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put entirely out of joint

World English Bible
and make straight paths for your feet, so that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

Young's Literal Translation
and straight paths make for your feet, that that which is lame may not be turned aside, but rather be healed;
Study Bible
God Disciplines His Sons
12Therefore strengthen your limp hands and weak knees. 13Make straight paths for your feet, so that the lame will not be debilitated, but rather healed. 14Pursue peace with all men, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.…
Cross References
Proverbs 4:26
Make level paths for your feet, and all your ways will be sure.

Galatians 2:14
When I saw that they were not walking in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, "If you, who are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if someone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him with a spirit of gentleness. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.

1 Peter 2:24
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. "By His stripes you are healed."

Treasury of Scripture

And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

make.

Proverbs 4:26,27
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established…

Isaiah 35:3,8-10
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Isaiah 40:3,4
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God…

straight.

Isaiah 35:6
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

Jeremiah 31:8,9
Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither…

but let.

Galatians 6:1
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Jude 1:22,23
And of some have compassion, making a difference: …







Lexicon
Make
ποιεῖτε (poieite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

straight
ὀρθὰς (orthas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3717: Upright, straight, direct. Probably from the base of oros; right, i.e. erect, or level or direct.

paths
τροχιὰς (trochias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5163: The track of a wheel, a path. From trochos; a track, i.e. a course of conduct.

for
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

feet,
ποσὶν (posin)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter 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.

lame
χωλὸν (chōlon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5560: Lame, deprived of a foot, limping. Apparently a primary word; 'halt', i.e. Limping.

{will} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be debilitated,
ἐκτραπῇ (ektrapē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1624: From ek and the base of trope; to deflect, i.e. Turn away.

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

rather
μᾶλλον (mallon)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3123: More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.

healed.
ἰαθῇ (iathē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2390: To heal, generally of the physical, sometimes of spiritual, disease. Middle voice of apparently a primary verb; to cure.
(13) And make straight paths.--Quoted with some slight changes from the Greek translation of Proverbs 4:26, "ponder" (or, more probably, make even) "the path of thy feet."

Be turned out of the way.--The difficulty in these words is concealed to some extent when they are separated from the following clause, as in the Authorised version; this separation, however, the Greek will not allow. If the words be rendered, "that what is lame may not be turned out of the way, but may rather be healed," we cannot but feel that the two members are somewhat incongruous. It is probable, therefore, that the first verb here bears the meaning which it not unfrequently has in medical writers, be put out of joint. Let the paths (or tracks) which you follow be straight, for crooked and uneven paths will make the limbs which are lame more helpless still; should nothing aggravate the hurt that has been received, it may soon be healed. In the application, the words are a warning against the shifting courses of men who are ready to turn aside from strict duty when persecution threatens, and seek to avert the danger by compliance with what they do not in heart approve. Whatever may be the result in the case of "the strong" (Romans 14:1; 1 Corinthians 8), the example brings destruction on "the weak."

Verse 13. - And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but that it rather be healed. The ideas in this verse correspond to, and may be suggested by, those that follow in Isaiah the passage above referred to. For there too the prophet goes on to speak, among other things, of the lame leaping, and of a way of holiness along which none should err. But the words themselves are suggested by Proverbs 4:26, Αοτὸς δὲ ὀρθὰς ποιήσει τὰς τροχιάς σου (LXX.), the verb διαστρέφεσθαι having been previously used for turning out of the way. It is observable that the words, καὶ τροχιάς, etc., are arranged so as to form an hexameter line. This may have been unintentional, but it is at any rate effective. Delitzsch remarks on it. "The duty to which the writer urges, his, readers is courageous self-recovery m Gods strength. The tone and language are elevated accordingly, and ver. 12 is like a trumpet-blast. It need not surprise us, then, if our author here turns poet, and proceeds in heroic measures." With regard to the purport of this verse, we observe that, while the figure of running is still continued, a new idea is introduced - that of pursuing a straight course with a view to others who are to follow on the same track. "That which is lame (τὸ χωλόν)" denotes the weak and wavering brethren - the ἀσθενοῦντες, such as are referred to in Romans 14. and 1 Corinthians 8. The expression well suits (specially those among the Hebrew Christians who halted between two opinions - between the Church and the synagogue (cf. 1 Kings 18:21, Ἕως πότε ὑμεῖς χωλανεῖτε επ ἀμφοτέραις ταῖς ἰγνύαις;). The strong in faith ought to desire and aim at the healing of such lame ones, i.e. their being strengthened in the faith, rather than expose them to the risk of apostasy by any wavering of their own. 12:12-17 A burden of affliction is apt to make the Christian's hands hang down, and his knees grow feeble, to dispirit him and discourage him; but against this he must strive, that he may better run his spiritual race and course. Faith and patience enable believers to follow peace and holiness, as a man follows his calling constantly, diligently, and with pleasure. Peace with men, of all sects and parties, will be favourable to our pursuit of holiness. But peace and holiness go together; there can be not right peace without holiness. Where persons fail of having the true grace of God, corruption will prevail and break forth; beware lest any unmortified lust in the heart, which seems to be dead, should spring up, to trouble and disturb the whole body. Falling away from Christ is the fruit of preferring the delights of the flesh, to the blessing of God, and the heavenly inheritance, as Esau did. But sinners will not always have such mean thoughts of the Divine blessing and inheritance as they now have. It agrees with the profane man's disposition, to desire the blessing, yet to despise the means whereby the blessing is to be gained. But God will neither sever the means from the blessing, nor join the blessing with the satisfying of man's lusts. God's mercy and blessing were never sought carefully and not obtained.
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