For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword…
A leader of thought in Germany, famous as a poet, famous as a man of letters — who had through his long literary career fought against the idea of a personal God — when poor in purse, paralytic in body, and in his last week of life wrote thus to one of his old class-mates, and under its style of banter I detect a pathetic minor of earnest feeling. "A religious reaction has set in upon me for some time. God knows whether the morphine or the poultices have anything to do with it. It is so. I believe in a personal God. To tills we come when we are sick to death and broken down. Do not make a crime of it. If the German people accept the personal King of Prussia in their need, why should not I accept a personal God? My friend, here is a great truth. When health is used up, money used up, and sound human senses used up, Christianity begins."
(C. Stanford, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
WEB: For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.