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Hebrews 6:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience have been inheritors of the promises.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In order that, not slothful, ye may become, but imitators of them who, through faith and patience, were becoming heirs of the promises.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that ye may not become slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patient endurance are inheriting the promises.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That yee be not slothfull, but followers of them, who through faith and patience inherite the promises.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and that it be not cut off from you, but that ye be imitators of them who by fidelity and patience have become heirs of the promise.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and that ye faint not; but that ye be emulators of them who by faith and patience have become heirs of the promise.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That y3363
[3363] Standard
ἵνα με
hina me
{hin'-ah may}
That is, G2443 and G3361; in order (or so) that not.
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.
x2443
(2443) Complement
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
ye be 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5638
<5638> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 66
not y3363
[3363] Standard
ἵνα με
hina me
{hin'-ah may}
That is, G2443 and G3361; in order (or so) that not.
x3361
(3361) Complement
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
slothful, 3576
{3576} Prime
νωθρός
nothros
{no-thros'}
From a derivative of G3541; sluggish, that is, (literally) lazy, or (figuratively) stupid.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
followers 3402
{3402} Prime
μιμητής
mimetes
{mim-ay-tace'}
From G3401; an imitator.
of them who through 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
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.
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.
patience 3115
{3115} Prime
μακροθυμία
makrothumia
{mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah}
From the same as G3116; longanimity, that is, (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude.
inherit 2816
{2816} Prime
κληρονομέω
kleronomeo
{klay-ron-om-eh'-o}
From G2818; to be an heir to (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
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).
promises. 1860
{1860} Prime
ἐπαγγελία
epaggelia
{ep-ang-el-ee'-ah}
From G1861; an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; especially a divine assurance of good).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 6:12

_ _ be notGreek, “become not.” In Hebrews 5:11, he said, “Ye have become dull (Greek,slothful’) of hearing”; here he warns them not to become “slothful absolutely,” namely, also in mind and deed. He will not become slothful who keeps always the end in view; hope is the means of ensuring this.

_ _ followersGreek, “imitators”; so in Ephesians 5:1, Greek; 1 Corinthians 11:1.

_ _ patienceGreek,long-suffering endurance.” There is the long-suffering patience, or endurance of love, 1 Corinthians 13:4, and that of faith, Hebrews 6:15.

_ _ them who ... inherit the promisesGreek, “who are inheriting,” etc.; to whom the promises are their inheritance. Not that they have actually entered on the perfect inheritance, which Hebrews 11:13, Hebrews 11:39, Hebrews 11:40 explicitly denies; though doubtless the dead in Christ have, in the disembodied soul, a foretaste of it; but “them (enumerated in Hebrews 11:2-40) who in every age have been, are, or shall be, inheritors of the promises”; of whom Abraham is an illustrious example (Hebrews 6:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 6:9-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 6:12

Inherited the promises — The promised rest; paradise.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 6:12

(6) That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

(6) He shows in these verses that they need to go forward constantly, for their own good: that is, of charity, and patience; and lest any man should object and say that these things are impossible to do, he asks them to consider the examples of their ancestors and to follow them.

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ye:

Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
*Gr:
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain.
Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; ... So shall thy poverty come [as] one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, [Thou] wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

but:

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of [their] conversation.
Song of Songs 1:8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where [is] the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein].
Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised.
James 5:10-11 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. ... Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
1 Peter 3:5-6 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: ... Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

faith:

Hebrews 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Hebrews 11:8-16 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. ... But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring forth fruit with patience.
Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Romans 8:25-26 But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it]. ... Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

inherit:

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten [son],
Hebrews 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Luke 20:37-38 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. ... For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, [even] eternal life.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
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