The A.V. See 1 Timothy 1:6. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Значит, подобно тому, как, исполнившись превратным страхом, мы ищем обходных путей, так и, наоборот, всякий, приготовившийся к перенесению зла, идет прямо туда, куда бы его ни призвал Господь, не уклоняясь ни направо, ни налево. (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. The Ethiopic version reads, "that your halting may be healed, and not offended": that you yourselves may not halt and stumble. Cease to “halt” between Judaism and Christianity [Bengel]. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.”. iii. Cease to "halt" between Judaism and Christianity [Bengel]. orthos. Rather be healed. Verse 12-13 The readers had been Christians for some time and should by now have been able to teach others. is according to the more usual meaning of the verb, which, in N.T., is confined, with this exception, to the Pastoral Epistles. “be put out of joint.” The A.V. straight—that is, leading by a straight road to joy and grace (Heb 12:1, 2, 15). Hebrews 1 – A Superior Savior A. Jesus, the superior Savior. Именно это и есть наша опора. Τὸ χωλὸν may refer either to an individual or to a section of the church which is weak and vacillating. This is anything but peaceful! 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. 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. До этого апостол учил необходимости опираться на утешения Божии, дабы быть сильными и постоянными в делании добра. In the application, the words are a warning against the shifting courses of men who are ready to turn aside from strict duty when persecution threatens, and seek to avert the danger by compliance with what they do not in heart approve. Look at Hebrews 3:12–13. Τροχιά N.T.ois literally a wheel-track ( τροχός awheel ). Here are earnest exhortations to … be turned out of the way — (Proverbs 4:27); and, so missing the way, lose the prize of “the race” (Hebrews 12:1). Hebrews 4:12-13 is one of the great biblical texts on the power of God’s Word. Ибо необдуманная пылкость не менее порочна, чем вялость и расслабленность. Comp. Herodotus (ch. Proverbs 4:26 : ὀρθὰς τροχιὰς ποίει σοῖς ποσί. Proverbs 8:6; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 21:8. here, not in the sense of straight as distinguished from crooked, but more generally, right, plain, by implication even or smooth. The author has been warning the Hebrew church of the danger of cultural Christianity. God has called us to peace.He expects us to keep His commandments, and in return He gives us peace of mind. 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Hebrews 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Christians are not permitted to devise their own plan of religious life; that has been done by the Lord. Whatever may be the result in the case of “the strong” (Romans 14:1; 1 Corinthians 8), the example brings destruction on “the weak.”. is used metaphorically in lxx, Psalm 18:45; 1 Kings 18:21, where the A.V. Thus the flesh of Christ is life-giving food.”—Form. LXX. 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. Хромотой он называет то состояние, когда мысли людей переменчивы и не покоряются искренне Богу. Thelmeaning is that they should be careful to walk in the path that has been prepared for them. Comp. 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. Ибо апостол хочет сказать: те, кто не придерживается правильного курса, но из-за беспечности позволяют себе понемногу от него отклоняться, с течением времени станут чужими Богу. ἐκτραπῇ is rendered by many of the ancient and some modern expositors, “be dislocated.” So Œc. In verses 12-13, this example is now applied to all who read Hebrews The writer's argument is: If unbelief kept Israelites out of the land of Canaan (a picture of God's rest), how much more serious is it today to give way to unbelief and thus miss the greater rest (the rest of justification and salvation). Hebrews 12:13, ESV: "and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed." But against this there are two objections: 1. the common usage of the word; which (see Wetst. The way has already been prepared for them by Christ (Hebrews 10:20), and it is now only a question of their making advance upon the same in the right way. He calls it halting, when men’s minds fluctuate, and they devote not themselves sincerely to God. God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,. Καὶ τροχιὰς ὀρθὰς ποιήσατε τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν. Ведь если мы станем ей потакать, она еще дальше уведет нас от Бога. Do everything to avoid aggravating the weakness of a fellow-Christian. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way -, Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, τροχιὰς ὀρθὰς ποιεῖτε τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν, καὶ τροχιὰς ὀρθὰς ποιήσατε τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν, that that which is lame be not turned out of the way, but rather be healed, ἔτι προσπλάγητε καὶ ἐκτραπῶσιν οἱ πόδες ὑμῶν, τὸ κατὰ μικρὰ τὴν εἰς τὸ παρὰ φύσιν ἐκτροπὴν. The other rendering gives a lively and consistent image. Можно было бы перевести и так: дабы хромота не совратилась и не отступила вконец. rather he healed — Proper exercise of itself contributes to health; the habit of walking straight onward in the right way tends to healing. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain . Let the paths (or tracks) which you follow be straight, for crooked and uneven paths will make the limbs which are lame more helpless still; should nothing aggravate the hurt that has been received, it may soon be healed. And it is a befitting way of speaking, for it is a worse thing to go astray than to halt. that which is lame — those “weak in the faith” (Romans 14:1), having still Judaizing prejudices. 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 both for your own and for their feet - Remove every hinderance, every offence. Καὶ τροχιὰς) paths, tracks, which are conspicuous. There is probably an allusion here to Proverbs 4:25-27. 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. Divested of the figure, the passage means, that everything should be removed which would hinder anyone from walking in the path to life. Metaphorically here, and partly Matthew 18:8; Mark 9:45. In short, he prescribes to us this rule for our conduct, — that we are to guide our steps according to God’s will, so that neither fear nor the allurements of the world, nor any other things, may draw us away from it. Так обращался Илия к тем двоедушным, смешивавшим суеверия с почитанием Бога: до какой поры будете хромать на обе стороны (3Цар.18:21)? The verb χωλαίνειν tobe lame or to make lame (not in N.T.) hebrews 4:12-13. who makes only a tottering progress in Christianity, and falls away from the same if he does not gain a support in the rest of the community advancing in a straight course [Galatians 2:14]. On τὸ χωλόν, as figurative designation of the wavering between two different bents of belief, comp. 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