Parallel Bible VersionsGreek Bible Study Tools

Hebrews 10:38 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] shall draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, my righteous one, by faith, shall live, and, if he draw back, my soul delighteth not in him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and 'the righteous by faith shall live,' and 'if he may draw back, My soul hath no pleasure in him,'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now the iust shall liue by faith: but if any man drawe backe, my soule shall haue no pleasure in him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But the just by the faith of me shall live; but if he become weary, my soul delighteth not in him.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Now the just by my faith, will live: but if he draw back, my soul will not have pleasure in him.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
just 1342
{1342} Prime
δίκαιος
dikaios
{dik'-ah-yos}
From G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).
shall live 2198
{2198} Prime
ζάω
zao
{dzah'-o}
A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively).
z5695
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
by 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
faith: 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
but 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
[any man] draw back, 5288
{5288} Prime
ὑποστέλλω
hupostello
{hoop-os-tel'-lo}
From G5259 and G4724; to withhold under (out of sight), that is, (reflexively) to cower or shrink, (figuratively) to conceal (reserve).
z5672
<5672> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 43
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
soul 5590
{5590} Prime
ψυχή
psuche
{psoo-khay'}
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416].
shall have y2106
[2106] Standard
εὐδοκέω
eudokeo
{yoo-dok-eh'-o}
From G2095 and G1380; to think well of, that is, approve (an act); specifically to approbate (a person or thing).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
no y3756
[3756] Standard
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
pleasure 2106
{2106} Prime
εὐδοκέω
eudokeo
{yoo-dok-eh'-o}
From G2095 and G1380; to think well of, that is, approve (an act); specifically to approbate (a person or thing).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
x3756
(3756) Complement
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
him. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 10:37-38

_ _ Encouragement to patient endurance by consideration of the shortness of the time till Christ shall come, and God’s rejection of him that draws back, taken from Habakkuk 2:3, Habakkuk 2:4.

_ _ a little while — (John 16:16).

_ _ he that shall come — literally, “the Comer.” In Habakkuk, it is the vision that is said to be about to come. Christ, being the grand and ultimate subject of all prophetical vision, is here made by Paul, under inspiration, the subject of the Spirit’s prophecy by Habakkuk, in its final and exhaustive fulfillment.


Hebrews 10:38

_ _ just — The oldest manuscripts and Vulgate read, “my just man.” God is the speaker: “He who is just in My sight.” Bengel translates, “The just shall live by my faith”: answering to the Hebrew, Habakkuk 2:4; literally, “the just shall live by the faith of Him,” namely, Christ, the final subject of “the vision,” who “will not lie,” that is, disappoint. Here not merely the first beginning, as in Galatians 3:11, but the continuance, of the spiritual life of the justified man is referred to, as opposed to declension and apostasy. As the justified man receives his first spiritual life by faith, so it is by faith that he shall continue to live (Luke 4:4). The faith meant here is that fully developed living trust in the unseen (Hebrews 11:1) Savior, which can keep men steadfast amidst persecutions and temptations (Hebrews 10:34-36).

_ _ butGreek, “and.”

_ _ if any man draw back — So the Greek admits: though it might also be translated, as Alford approves, “if he (the just man) draw back.” Even so, it would not disprove the final perseverance of saints. For “the just man” in this latter clause would mean one seemingly, and in part really, though not savingly, “just” or justified: as in Ezekiel 18:24, Ezekiel 18:26. In the Hebrew, this latter half of the verse stands first, and is, “Behold, his soul which is lifted up, is not upright in him.” Habakkuk states the cause of drawing back: a soul lifted up, and in self-inflated unbelief setting itself up against God. Paul, by the Spirit, states the effect, it draws back. Also, what in Habakkuk is, “His soul is not upright in him,” is in Paul, “My soul shall have no pleasure in him.” Habakkuk states the cause, Paul the effect: He who is not right in his own soul, does not stand right with God; God has no pleasure in him. Bengel translates Habakkuk, “His soul is not upright in respect to him,” namely, Christ, the subject of “the vision,” that is, Christ has no pleasure in him (compare Hebrews 12:25). Every flower in spring is not a fruit in autumn.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 10:19-39.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 10:38

Now the just — The justified person. Shall live — In God's favour, a spiritual and holy life. By faith — As long as he retains that gift of God. But if he draw back — If he make shipwreck of his faith My soul hath no pleasure in him — That is, I abhor him; I cast him off. Habakkuk 2:3, &c.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 10:38

(12) Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

(12) He commends the excellency of a sure faith by the effect, because it is the only way to life, which sentence he sets forth and amplifies by contrast.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the just:

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

but:

Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, ... But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Hebrews 6:4-6 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, ... 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.
Psalms 85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Ezekiel 18:24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, [and] doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked [man] doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and [those] that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.
Matthew 12:43-45 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. ... Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Matthew 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
2 Peter 2:19-22 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. ... But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

my:

Psalms 5:4 For thou [art] not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
Psalms 147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Psalms 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Malachi 1:10 Who [is there] even among you that would shut the doors [for nought]? neither do ye kindle [fire] on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
Matthew 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

Ps 5:4; 85:8; 147:11; 149:4. Is 42:1. Ezk 3:20; 18:24. Hab 2:4. Zp 1:6. Mal 1:10. Mt 12:18, 43; 13:21. Ro 1:17. Ga 3:11. 1Th 2:15. He 6:4; 10:26. 2P 2:19. 1Jn 2:19.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Hebrews 10:38.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Hebrews 10:38


Recent Chat Bible Comments