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Hebrews 10:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [It is] a fearful thing falling into [the] hands of [the] living God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A fearful thing [it is] to fall into the hands of a Living God!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— fearful [is] the falling into the hands of a living God.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— It is a fearefull thing to fall into the hands of the liuing God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— How terrible to fall into the hands of Aloha the Living!
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— It is very terrible, to fall into the hands of the living God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[It is] a fearful thing 5398
{5398} Prime
From G5401; frightful, that is, (objectively) formidable.
to fall 1706
{1706} Prime
From G1722 and G4098; to fall on, that is, (literally) be entrapped by, or (figuratively) be overwhelmed with.
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
into 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the hands 5495
{5495} Prime
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
of the living 2198
{2198} Prime
A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
God. 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 10:31

_ _ fearful ... to fall into the hands — It is good like David to fall into the hands of God, rather than man, when one does so with filial faith in his father’s love, though God chastises him. “It is fearful” to fall into His hands as a reprobate and presumptuous sinner doomed to His just vengeance as Judge (Hebrews 10:27).

_ _ living God — therefore able to punish for ever (Matthew 10:28).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 10:19-39.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 10:31

To fall into the hands — Of his avenging justice.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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a fearful:

Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

to fall:

Hebrews 12:29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.
Psalms 50:22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear [you] in pieces, and [there be] none to deliver.
Psalms 76:7 Thou, [even] thou, [art] to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
Psalms 90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, [so is] thy wrath.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
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Ps 50:22; 76:7; 90:11. Is 33:14. Mt 10:28. Lk 12:5; 21:11. He 10:27; 12:29.

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