p. 789), Alford, Kluge, Moll, Kurtz, Ewald, M‘Caul, Hofmann, and others explain τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν: for your feet. The corresponding Hebrew means to tear, to cut into: hence to cut through as a path; to make firm or plain. And the meaning seems to be, Let your walk be so firm and so unanimous in the right direction, that a plain track and highway may be thereby established for those who accompany and follow you to perceive and walk in. Greek. This connexion between the clauses only subsists entire when τοῖς ποσίν is taken as dative: if as ablative, with your feet, it is not easy to say what sequence there would be between the making of such tracks and the healing of the lame without a very harsh ellipsis between the two clauses, ‘in which others may walk,’ or the like. The Ethiopic version reads, "that your halting may be healed, and not offended": that you yourselves may not halt and stumble. There is probably an allusion here to Proverbs 4:25-27. 8, de Persona Christi, p. 776. До этого апостол учил необходимости опираться на утешения Божии, дабы быть сильными и постоянными в делании добра. A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken. 13.] At the time of Galen (163 a.d.) the medical school of Alexandria was the most famous in the world, and Galen himself studied there. paths—literally, "wheel tracks." Proverbial in Isaiah 33:23. As then we seek circuitous courses, when entangled by sinful fear; so on the other hand every one who has prepared himself to endure evils, goes on in a straight way wheresoever the Lord calls him, and turns not either to the right hand or to the left. They are quoted in substance from Proverbs 4:26, ὀρθὰς τροχιὰς ποίει σοῖς ποσίν. Proverbs 4:26, ὀρθὰς τροχιὰς ποίει σοῖς ποσίν, make straight paths for thy feet.—[77] τοῖς ποσὶν, for the feet) The dative suitably answering to the Hebrew genitive in Prov., quoted above. “how long halt ye between two opinions” is ἕως πότε ὐμεῖς χωλανεῖτε ἐπ ' ἀμφοτέραις ταῖς ἰγνύαις howlong do ye go lame on both your hams? But let it rather be healed; the fallen believer be restored, the weak brother be confirmed, the halting professor be strengthened, and everyone be built up and established upon the most holy faith, and in the pure ways of the Gospel. Proverbs 4:26 : ὀρθὰς τροχιὰς ποίει σοῖς ποσί. τὸ χωλόν denotes not the suffering member in an individual, but within the larger community, thus the member of the Christian communion who is lame or halting, i.e. “with your feet” as instrumental: see on the following clause. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (1-2a) Jesus brought a revelation superior to the prophets of old. Or it may mean, that in a road that was not level, those who were lame would be in danger of spraining, distorting, or wrenching a lame limb; and the counsel is, that whatever would have a tendency to this should be removed. THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND ACTIVE 12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Τὸ χωλὸν here signifies the lame part or limb. Guthrie, however, produced an outstanding commentary in spite of this. Можно было бы перевести и так: дабы хромота не совратилась и не отступила вконец. See 1 Timothy 1:6. Hebrews 3:12–13 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from e the living God. "Let thine eyes look right on; and let thine eyelids look straight before thee," Proverbs 4:25. 1 Kings 18:21 : ἕως πότε ὑμεῖς χωλανεῖτε ἐπʼ ἀμφωτέραις ταῖς ἰγνύαις; how long do ye halt upon both knee-joints (sides), i.e. Jesus, our chief priest. and make straight tracks for your feet (Carpzov appears first to have noticed that these words, καὶ τροχιὰς ὀρθὰς ποιήσατε τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν, constituted an hexameter line. A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Hebrews. Так вот, кто начинает хромать, не сразу совращается с пути, но понемногу все больше и больше от него отходит, доколе, уловившись заблуждением, не увязает, запутавшись, в лабиринте сатаны. (13) And make straight paths.—Quoted with some slight changes from the Greek translation of Proverbs 4:26, “ponder” (or, more probably, make even) “the path of thy feet.”, Be turned out of the way.—The difficulty in these words is concealed to some extent when they are separated from the following clause, as in the Authorised version; this separation, however, the Greek will not allow. Ибо страх более чем талантлив в нахождении всяких отговорок. “That (saying respecting the blood of Jesus Christ, 1 John 1:7) is to be understood, not only of the MERIT of the blood of Christ perfected once for all upon the cross, but John there treats of that subject, because in the business of justification, not merely the divine nature in Christ, but also His blood, in the way of EFFICACY, is to cleanse us from all sin. BibleTrack: Bible Commentary - Hebrews 11, 12, 13 Visit BibleTrack Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way - A lame man needs a smooth path to walk in. Hebrews 11. on 1 Timothy 1:6, and reff.) is used metaphorically in lxx, Psalm 18:45; 1 Kings 18:21, where the A.V. Hebrews 3:12-13 reveals a worrisome characteristic of sin: "Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called 'Today,' lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of … Χωλός lame, halting, only in Synoptic Gospels and Acts. That the lame — They who are weak, scarce able to walk. "When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him" (Proverbs 16:7).Sin separates man from God, causing a confrontational relationship with Him whereby man receives His wrath. that which is lame—those "weak in the faith" (Ro 14:1), having still Judaizing prejudices. Straight paths (τροχιας ορτας — trochias orthas). Whatever may be the result in the case of “the strong” (Romans 14:1; 1 Corinthians 8), the example brings destruction on “the weak.”. Isaiah 35:8), that that which is lame be not turned out of the way, but rather be healed ( τὸ χωλόν indicates that part of the church which was wavering between Christianity and Judaism: answering to the ἀσθενεῖς of the Epistle to the Romans. At the same time this straightness of the way which he recommends, is preserved when a man’s mind is superior to every fear, and regards only what God approves; for fear is ever very ingenious in finding out byways. Τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν "for your feet," not with. "how long halt ye between two opinions" is ἕως πότε ὐμεῖς χωλανεῖτε ἐπ' ἀμφοτέραις ταῖς ἰγνύαις how long do ye go lame on both your hams? A Hexameter verse, very appropriate. Herodotus (ch. The making a beaten track for all is, that they may not miss the way and lose the prize). If the whole congregation, by their united and consistent walk, trod a plain and beaten path for men’s feet, these lame ones, though halting, would be easily able to keep in it, and by keeping in the τροχιὰ ὀρθή, would even acquire the habit of walking straight onward, and so be healed: but if the tracks were errant and confused, their erratic steps would deviate more and more, till at length they fell away out of the right way altogether. God our Father. Ὁρθός N.T. Τὸ χωλὸν may refer either to an individual or to a section of the church which is weak and vacillating. Hebrews 12:13. This signification is therefore to be maintained here also, and ἰαθῇ δὲ μᾶλλον continues in an abbreviated form the figure employed, in that its meaning is: but rather through the animating example given by the whole body, may he cured of his wavering, and briskly advance with the rest. Do everything to avoid aggravating the weakness of a fellow-Christian. Cf. Хромотой он называет то состояние, когда мысли людей переменчивы и не покоряются искренне Богу. И выражение это весьма изящно, ибо много хуже заблуждаться, нежели хромать. The commonly accepted rendering of the A.V., besides giving a conception which is very tame, presents two incongruities: the association of going astray with lameness, and of healing with straying. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Track of a wheel (τροχος — trochos James 3:6 from τρεχω — trechō to run), here only in N.T. Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that … Metaphorically here, and partly Matthew 18:8; Mark 9:45. CHAPTER 12. Cease to "halt" (as the "lame") between Judaism and Christianity (Bengel). They were to allow no obstructions in the path over which the lame and feeble might fall. Hence be adds, Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, or, lest halting should go astray; that is, lest by halting ye should at length depart far from the way. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. How do we go about living as Christians in a society where we find ourselves increasingly on the margins? Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way - A lame man needs a smooth path to walk in. On τὸ χωλόν, as figurative designation of the wavering between two different bents of belief, comp. ektrepomai. Take care, brethren, lest there should be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart, in falling away from the living God. Metaphorically here, and partly Matthew 18:8; Mark 9:45. the lame or weaker ones may be healed or led aright. Quoted from Proverbs 4:26, Septuagint, “Make straight paths for thy feet.”. He calls it halting, when men’s minds fluctuate, and they devote not themselves sincerely to God. (253). Let your walk be so firm and unanimous in the right direction, that a plain "highway" may be established for those who follow you (Isaiah 35:8) (Alford). advance with straight course upon the Christian path of life you have once entered upon, without bending aside to the right or to the left; that is to say, without mingling up that which is Jewish with that which is Christian, or suffering yourselves to be enticed to a relapse into Judaism. That which is lame - those "weak in the faith" (Romans 14:1), having Judaizing prejudices. They were not yet able to teach, because they had not grown strong as Christians. For, apart from the fact that this interpretation destroys the harmony with the figure employed at Hebrews 12:12, that of the παρειμέναι χεῖρες and παραλελυμένα γόνατα, the author cannot possibly intend to say that the readers themselves have first to prepare the way for themselves. and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. p. 595), comp. τοῖς ποσίν is best taken dative, ‘for your feet,’ not ablative (Schulz, Thol., Bleek, De Wette, Lünem., al.) Keith Simons. 13 But f exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by g the deceitfulness of sin. There is nothing strange in the use of this word in a medical sense by our writer, whose work bears the stamp of Alexandria. is, to be turned aside: and even in the place quoted from Galen by Carpzov to justify the other meaning, it far more likely has this one: τῆς ὑγιεινῆς ἔργον, τὸ κατὰ μικρὰ τὴν εἰς τὸ παρὰ φύσιν ἐκτροπὴν (deviation) ἐπανορθοῦσθαι: 2. the μᾶλλον δέ, introducing the second clause, which seems to shew, that more is contained in the contrast than was in the member with which it was contrasted, and thus fully justifies the falling short in the meaning of ἐκτραπῇ from that of ἰαθῇ: q. d. ‘should not be turned out of the way; nay rather than suffer any the least increase of its infirmity, should be healed of it.’ It should be noticed that the Writer has still the image of a race before him. 13.And make straight paths, etc. Bible Gateway Recommends. The other rendering gives a lively and consistent image. But it is also used by medical writers in the passive, with the meaning to be wrenched or dislocated. Lesson 8: Why Jesus Became a Man (Hebrews 2:16-18) Lesson 9: To Endure, Consider Jesus (Hebrews 3:1-6) Lesson 10: A Warning Against Hardness of Heart (Hebrews 3:7-11) Lesson 11: Persevering in Faith (Hebrews 3:12-19) Lesson 12: Cultural Religion Versus Saving Faith (Hebrews 4:1-11) Lesson 13: God’s Powerful Word (Hebrews 4:12-13) And make straight paths for your feet,.... By "feet" are meant the walk and conversation of the saints, both in the church, and in the world, Song of Solomon 7:1 and there are paths made ready for these feet to walk in; as the good old paths of truth, of the word and worship of God, of faith and holiness: and to make these paths "straight", is to make the word of God the rule of walking; to avoid carefully joining anything with it as a rule; to attend constantly on the ordinances of Christ; to go on evenly in a way of believing on him; to walk in some measure worthy of the calling wherewith we are called, and by way of example to others. Instead of such a result, their lives should be such that. Mostly in the literal sense. 131) mentions a medical school at Cyrene in Africa, and says that the pupils of that school were regarded as the second best physicians in all Greece. Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no … Nor they who begin to halt do not immediately turn from the right way, but by degrees depart from it more and more, until having been led into a diverse path so they remain entangled in the midst of Satan’s labyrinth. Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-6 (Read Hebrews 13:1-6) The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. 131) mentions a medical school at Cyrene in Africa, and says that the pupils of that school were regarded as the second best physicians in all Greece. Very rare in profane Greek. is according to the more usual meaning of the verb, which, in N.T., is confined, with this exception, to the Pastoral Epistles. For the expression, which accidentally forms a hexameter(118) (see Winer, Gramm., 7 Aufl. Conc., Art. des Hebräerbr. 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