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Hebrews 11:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— choosing rather to share ill treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have [the] temporary pleasure of sin;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Rather choosing—to be jointly suffering ill-treatment with the people of God, than, for a season, to be having, sins enjoyment;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— having chosen rather to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have sin's pleasure for a season,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Rather choosing to be afflicted with the people of God than to have the pleasure of sin for a time:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Chusing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, then to enioy the pleasures of sinne for a season:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and chose to himself to be in affliction with the people of Aloha, and not for a little time to delight (himself) in sin;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he chose to be in affliction with the people of God, and not to live luxuriously in sin for a short season:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Choosing 138
{0138} Prime
Probably akin to G0142; to take for oneself, that is, to prefer. Some of the forms are borrowed from a cognate (ἕλλομαι [[hellomai]], {hel'-lom-ahee}), which is otherwise obsolete.
<5642> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 19
rather 3123
{3123} Prime
Neuter of the comparative of the same as G3122; (adverb) more (in a greater degree) or rather.
to suffer affliction y4778
[4778] Standard
From G4862 and G2558; to maltreat in company with, that is, (passively) endure persecution together.
<5738> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 109
with x4778
(4778) Complement
From G4862 and G2558; to maltreat in company with, that is, (passively) endure persecution together.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

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).
people 2992
{2992} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace).
of God, 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
than 2228
{2228} Prime

A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
to enjoy the pleasures 2192
{2192} Prime
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
{0619} Prime
From a compound of G0575 and λαύω [[lauo]] (to enjoy); full enjoyment.
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
of sin 266
{0266} Prime
From G0264; sin (properly abstract).
for a season; 4340
{4340} Prime
From G4314 and G2540; for the occasion only, that is, temporary.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 11:25

_ _ He balanced the best of the world with the worst of religion, and decidedly chose the latter. “Choosing” implies a deliberate resolution, not a hasty impulse. He was forty years old, a time when the judgment is matured.

_ _ for a season — If the world has “pleasure” (Greek, “enjoyment”) to offer, it is but “for a season.” If religion bring with it “affliction,” it too is but for a season; whereas its “pleasures are for evermore.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 11:4-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 11:25

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the (p) pleasures of sin for a season;

(p) Such pleasures as he could not enjoy, unless he provoked God's wrath against him.

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Hebrews 10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Job 36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ... Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
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.
Acts 7:24-25 And seeing one [of them] suffer wrong, he defended [him], and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: ... For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
Acts 20:23-24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. ... But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Romans 5:3 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 8:17-18 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together. ... For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
2 Thessalonians 1:3-6 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; ... Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
2 Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 2:3-10 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. ... Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2 Timothy 3:11-12 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of [them] all the Lord delivered me. ... Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
James 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
1 Peter 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: ... That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
1 Peter 4:12-16 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: ... Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

the people:

Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Psalms 47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, [even] the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth [belong] unto God: he is greatly exalted.
1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

the pleasures:

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?
Job 21:11-13 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. ... They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
Psalms 73:18-20 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. ... As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Isaiah 21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
Isaiah 47:8-9 Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: ... But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Luke 12:19-20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry. ... But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
James 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Revelation 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
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Jb 20:5; 21:11; 36:21. Ps 47:9; 73:18; 84:10. Is 21:4; 47:8. Mt 5:10; 13:21. Lk 12:19; 16:25. Ac 7:24; 20:23. Ro 5:3; 8:17, 35. 2Co 5:17. Col 1:24. 2Th 1:3. 2Ti 1:8; 2:3; 3:11. He 4:9; 10:32. Jm 1:20; 5:5. 1P 1:6; 2:10; 4:12. Rv 18:7.

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