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Hebrews 12:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Peace, be pursuing, with all, and the obtaining of holiness,—without which no one shall see the Lord:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— peace pursue with all, and the separation, apart from which no one shall see the Lord,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Follow peace with all men and holiness: without which no man shall see God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Followe peace with all men, and holinesse, without which no man shall see the Lord:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Follow after peace with every man, and after holiness, without which man our Lord seeth not.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Follow after peace with every man; and after holiness, without which a man will not see our Lord.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Follow 1377
{1377} Prime
διώκω
dioko
{dee-o'-ko}
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω [[dio]] (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication to persecute.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
peace 1515
{1515} Prime
εἰρήνη
eirene
{i-ray'-nay}
Probably from a primary verb εἴρω [[eiro]] (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication prosperity.
with 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
[men], and 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.
holiness, 38
{0038} Prime
ἁγιασμός
hagiasmos
{hag-ee-as-mos'}
From G0037; properly purification, that is, (the state) purity; concretely (by Hebraism) a purifier.
without 5565
{5565} Prime
χωρίς
choris
{kho-rece'}
Adverb from G5561; at a space, that is, separately or apart from (often as preposition).
which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
no man 3762
{3762} Prime
οὐδείς
oudeis
{oo-dice'}
From G3761 and G1520; not even one (man, woman or thing), that is, none, nobody, nothing.
shall see 3700
{3700} Prime
ὀπτάνομαι
optanomai
{op-tan'-om-ahee}
The first a (middle voice) prolonged form of the second (primary) which is used for it in certain tenses; and both as alternates of G3708; to gaze (that is, with wide open eyes, as at something remarkable; and thus differing from G0991, which denotes simply voluntary observation; and from G1492, which expresses merely mechanical, passive or casual vision; while G2300, and still more emphatically its intensive G2334, signifies an earnest but more continued inspection; and G4648 a watching from a distance).
z5695
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
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).
Lord: 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 12:14

_ _ follow peace with all men — with the brethren especially (Romans 14:19), that so the “lame” among them be not “turned out of the way” (Hebrews 12:13), and that no one of them “fail of the grace of God” (Hebrews 12:15).

_ _ holiness — a distinct Greek word from God’s “holiness” (Hebrews 12:10). Translate here “sanctification.” His is absolute holiness: our part is to put on His holiness, becoming “holy as He is holy,” by sanctification. While “following peace with all men,” we are not so to seek to please them, as to make God’s will and our sanctification a secondary object; this latter must be our first aim. (Galatians 1:10).

_ _ without whichGreek, “apart from which.”

_ _ no man shall see the Lord — no man as a son; in heavenly glory (Revelation 22:3, Revelation 22:4). In the East, none but the greatest favorites are admitted to the honor of seeing the king (compare 2 Samuel 14:24). The Lord being pure and holy, none but the pure and holy shall see Him (Matthew 5:8). Without holiness in them, they could not enjoy Him who is holiness itself (Zechariah 14:20). The connection of purity with seeing the Lord, appears in 1 John 3:2, 1 John 3:3; Ephesians 5:5. Contrast Hebrews 12:16 (compare 1 Thessalonians 4:3). In Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7, it is said that all shall see the Lord; but, that shall be as a Judge, not as their lasting portion and God, which is meant here. The Greek verb does not denote the mere action of seeing, but the seer’s state of mind to which the object is presented: so in Matthew 5:8 they shall truly comprehend God [Tittmann]. None but the holy could appreciate the holy God, none else therefore shall abide in His presence. “The bad shall only see Him in His form as Son of man [compare Revelation 1:13, with Revelation 1:7; and Matthew 24:30; Acts 1:11; Acts 17:31]; still it will be in the glory in which He shall judge, not in the lowliness in which He was judged. His form as God, wherein He is equal to the Father, without doubt the ungodly shall not see; for it is only ‘the pure in heart who shall see God’” [Augustine]. “He shall come to judge, who stood before a judge. He shall come in the form in which He was judged, that they may see Him whom they pierced: He who was before hidden shall come manifested in power: He, as Judge, shall condemn the real culprits, who was Himself falsely made a culprit.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 12:4-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 12:14

Follow peace with all men — This second branch of the exhortation concerns our neighbours; the third, God. And holiness — The not following after all holiness, is the direct way to fall into sin of every kind.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 12:14

(9) Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

(9) We must live in peace and holiness with all men.

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Follow:

Genesis 13:7-9 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. ... [Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psalms 38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow [the thing that] good [is].
Psalms 120:6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
Psalms 133:1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. ... They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Mark 9:50 Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ... Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Ephesians 4:1-8 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, ... Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

and holiness:

Hebrews 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Psalms 94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock [whence] ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit [whence] ye are digged.
Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; ... Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
1 Peter 3:13 And who [is] he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
2 Peter 3:11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.
3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

no man:

Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Job 19:26 And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Job 33:26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Galatians 3:21 [Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. ... And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Revelation 21:24-27 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. ... And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Revelation 22:3-4 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: ... And they shall see his face; and his name [shall be] in their foreheads.
Revelation 22:11-15 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. ... For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
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