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Hebrews 6:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but if it beareth thorns and thistles, it is rejected and nigh unto a curse; whose end is to be burned.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh to cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but bringing forth thorns and briars, it is found worthless and nigh to a curse, whose end [is] to be burned.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, should it be bringing forth thorns and briars, it is disapproved, and, unto cursing, nigh,—whose end is for burning.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and that which is bearing thorns and briers [is] disapproved of, and nigh to cursing, whose end [is] for burning;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But that which bringeth forth thorns and briers is reprobate and very near unto a curse: whose end is to be burnt.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But that which beareth thornes and briers, is reiected, and is nigh vnto cursing, whose end is to be burned.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— but that which shall produce thorns and briers hath reprobation; nor is it far from the curse, but its end is burning.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But if it should put forth thorns and briers, it would have reprobation, and be not far from a curse, and its end would be a burning.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
that which beareth 1627
{1627} Prime
ἐκφέρω
ekphero
{ek-fer'-o}
From G1537 and G5342; to bear out (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
thorns 173
{0173} Prime
ἄκανθα
akantha
{ak'-an-thah}
Probably from the same as G0188; a thorn.
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.
briers 5146
{5146} Prime
τρίβολος
tribolos
{trib'-ol-os}
From G5140 and G0956; properly a crow foot (three pronged obstruction in war), that is, (by analogy) a thorny plant (caltrop).
[is] rejected, 96
{0096} Prime
ἀδόκιμος
adokimos
{ad-ok'-ee-mos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G1384; unapproved, that is, rejected; by implication worthless (literally or morally).
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.
[is] nigh y1451
[1451] Standard
ἐγγύς
eggus
{eng-goos'}
From a primary verb ἄγχω [[agcho]] (to squeeze or throttle; akin to the base of G0043); near (literally or figuratively, of place or time).
unto x1451
(1451) Complement
ἐγγύς
eggus
{eng-goos'}
From a primary verb ἄγχω [[agcho]] (to squeeze or throttle; akin to the base of G0043); near (literally or figuratively, of place or time).
cursing; 2671
{2671} Prime
κατάρα
katara
{kat-ar'-ah}
From G2596 (intensive) and G0685; imprecation, execration.
whose 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.
end 5056
{5056} Prime
τέλος
telos
{tel'-os}
From a primary word τέλλω [[tello]] (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid).
[is] to y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
be burned. 2740
{2740} Prime
καῦσις
kausis
{kow'-sis}
From G2545; burning (the act).
x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 6:8

_ _ that which — rather as Greek (no article), “But if it (the ‘land,’ Hebrews 6:7) bear”; not so favorable a word as “bringeth forth,” Hebrews 6:7, said of the good soil.

_ _ briersGreek, “thistles.”

_ _ rejected — after having been tested; so the Greek implies. Reprobate ... rejected by the Lord.

_ _ nigh unto cursing — on the verge of being given up to its own barrenness by the just curse of God. This “nigh” softens the severity of the previous “It is impossible,” etc. (Hebrews 6:4, Hebrews 6:6). The ground is not yet actually cursed.

_ _ whose — “of which (land) the end is unto burning,” namely, with the consuming fire of the last judgment; as the land of Sodom was given to “brimstone, salt, and burning” (Deuteronomy 29:23); so as to the ungodly (Matthew 3:10, Matthew 3:12; Matthew 7:19; Matthew 13:30; John 15:6; 2 Peter 3:10). Jerusalem, which had so resisted the grace of Christ, was then nigh unto cursing, and in a few years was burned. Compare Matthew 22:7, “burned up their city” an earnest of a like fate to all willful abusers of God’s grace (Hebrews 10:26, Hebrews 10:27).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 6:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 6:8

That which beareth thorns and briers — Only or chiefly. Is rejected — No more labour is bestowed upon it. Whose end is to be burned — As Jerusalem was shortly after.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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beareth:

Hebrews 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Genesis 3:17-18 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life; ... Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Genesis 4:11 And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
Genesis 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
Deuteronomy 29:28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as [it is] this day.
Job 31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.
Psalms 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
Isaiah 5:1-7 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: ... For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts [is] the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.
Jeremiah 44:22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, [and] because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
Mark 11:14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard [it].
Mark 11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
Luke 13:7-9 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? ... And if it bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down.

whose:

Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Isaiah 27:10-11 Yet the defenced city [shall be] desolate, [and] the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof. ... When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, [and] set them on fire: for it [is] a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Ezekiel 15:2-7 Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, [or than] a branch which is among the trees of the forest? ... And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from [one] fire, and [another] fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I set my face against them.
Ezekiel 20:47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
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Gn 3:17; 4:11; 5:29. Dt 29:28. Jb 31:40. Ps 107:34. Is 5:1; 27:10. Jr 17:6; 44:22. Ezk 15:2; 20:47. Mal 4:1. Mt 3:10; 7:19; 25:41. Mk 11:14, 21. Lk 13:7. Jn 15:6. He 10:27; 12:17. Rv 20:15.

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