Именно это и есть наша опора. CHAPTER 12. On τὸ χωλόν, as figurative designation of the wavering between two different bents of belief, comp. There is nothing strange in the use of this word in a medical sense by our writer, whose work bears the stamp of Alexandria. 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. Let us begin with Hebrews 13:2 where it says, âDo not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing itâ â¦ p. 789), Alford, Kluge, Moll, Kurtz, Ewald, M‘Caul, Hofmann, and others explain τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν: for your feet. 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. (1-2a) Jesus brought a revelation superior to the prophets of old. 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). Ибо страх более чем талантлив в нахождении всяких отговорок. is according to the more usual meaning of the verb, which, in N.T., is confined, with this exception, to the Pastoral Epistles. И выражение это весьма изящно, ибо много хуже заблуждаться, нежели хромать. 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 (Isa 35:8) [Alford]. 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. They were not yet able to teach, because they had not grown strong as Christians. Keith Simons. Make straight paths for your feet; walk in the plain way of duty, and that not merely for your own sake, but for the sake of feeble and halting among your brethren; that they, by your good example, may be kept in the right way, and healed of their spiritual infirmities. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 13.] In short, the precious blood of Christ is applied to us in sprinkling, in washing, in drinking, on account of the personal union, in a manner real, yet supernatural, and therefore quite incomprehensible. 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,. 13 But f exhort one another every day, as long as it is called âtoday,â that none of you may be hardened by g the deceitfulness of sin. BibleTrack: Bible Commentary - Hebrews 11, 12, 13 Visit BibleTrack Rend. Proper exercise contributes to health; walking straight onward in the right way tends to healing. 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. Можно было бы перевести и так: дабы хромота не совратилась и не отступила вконец. The Greeks received their knowledge of surgery from the Egyptians, and mural paintings and documents, and even hieroglyphic symbols, prove that that people had attained remarkable proficiency in the science. 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. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Proverbs 4:26, á½ÏÎ¸á½°Ï ÏÏÎ¿ÏÎ¹á½°Ï ÏÎ¿Î¯ÎµÎ¹ ÏÎ¿á¿Ï ÏÎ¿ÏÎ¯Î½, make straight paths for thy feet.â ÏÎ¿á¿Ï ÏÎ¿Ïá½¶Î½, for the feet) The dative suitably answering to the Hebrew genitive in Prov., quoted above. Whatever is defective we should endeavor to restore to soundness, rather than to suffer the defect to be increased. Scripture: Hebrews 12:18â29. Whatever is feeble in our faith or hope; whatever evil tendency there is in our hearts, we should endeavor to strengthen and amend, lest it should become worse, and we should entirely fall. Hebrews 12:14. They are quoted in substance from Proverbs 4:26, ὀρθὰς τροχιὰς ποίει σοῖς ποσίν. Hebrews 12:13. 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. And make straight paths both for your own and for their feet - Remove every hinderance, every offence. Cease to "halt" between Judaism and Christianity [Bengel]. В итоге, апостол предписывает нам правило доброделания, состоящее в том, чтобы направлять наши стопы по воле Божией, дабы нас не отвадили от нее ни страх, ни прельщения мира сего. “Straight (ορτας orthas) wheel tracks.”, Make straight paths for your feet ( τροχιὰς ὀρθὰς ποιεῖτε τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν ). Instead of such a result, their lives should be such that. The Son waits till the Father shall âsend Him forth to triumph over all His foes.â He is now sitting at rest (Hebrews 10:12), invisibly reigning, and having His foes virtually, by right of His death, subject to Him. The A.V. Καὶ τροχιὰς ὀρθὰς ποιήσατε τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν. But let it rather be healed - As in the case of lameness, pains should be taken to heal it rather than to suffer it to be increased by careless exposure to a new sprain or fracture, so it should be in our religious and moral character. Bible Track is an online Bible commentary and study site plus a Bible reading plan. 13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Here are earnest exhortations to â¦ do ye hesitate between the service of Jehovah and that of Baal? 13.And make straight paths, etc. 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. 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. Whatever may be the result in the case of “the strong” (Romans 14:1; 1 Corinthians 8), the example brings destruction on “the weak.”. The corresponding Hebrew means to tear, to cut into: hence to cut through as a path; to make firm or plain. The idea is here, that everything which would prevent those in the church who were in any danger of falling - the feeble, the unestablished, the weak - from walking in the path to heaven, or which might be an occasion to them of falling, should be removed. His text has been Psalm 95, which refers to the tragic example of Israel in the wilderness. The idea is, that by every proper means they were to make the way to heaven as plain and easy as possible. rather he healed—Proper exercise of itself contributes to health; the habit of walking straight onward in the right way tends to healing. 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. This is not a typical commentary in format, and I wouldn't recommend this as a sole text for a study in Hebrews. Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate ( NASB: Lockman) Greek: dio kai Iesous, ina agiase ( 3SAAS) dia tou idiou aimatos ton laon, exo tes pules epathen. Take care, brethren, lest there should be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart, in falling away from the living God. Straight paths (τροχιας ορτας trochias orthas). They should do this not only for their own sake, but for others who may be inﬂuenced by their example. therwise if they do that which is not right, those who have less knowledge or ability might be confused and caused to lose the way. Only here and Acts 14:10; commonly straight or upright, but also right, safe, happy. If the words be rendered, “that what is lame may not be turned out of the way, but may rather be healed,” we cannot but feel that the two members are somewhat incongruous. Perhaps from Hebrews 12:13; Proverbs 4:26. Τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν “for your feet,” not with. on 1 Timothy 1:6, and reff.) Τὸ χωλὸν may refer either to an individual or to a section of the church which is weak and vacillating. Во-вторых, апостол добавляет: мы должны жить благоразумно и держаться правильного курса. 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. Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way - A lame man needs a smooth path to walk in. 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. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.” The idea is, that by every proper means they were to make the way to heaven as plain and easy as possible. 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. 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. It is probable, therefore, that the first verb here bears the meaning which it not unfrequently has in medical writers, be put out of joint. 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. 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. is used metaphorically in lxx, Psalm 18:45; 1 Kings 18:21, where the A.V. "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? But it is also used by medical writers in the passive, with the meaning to be wrenched or dislocated. Lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; a lame member, as the Syriac version, a lame member of the body of Christ, the church; or a lame person, as the Arabic version, a weak believer; one that is ready to halt, either through the corruption of nature, or through the weakness of grace, or through want of light and judgment, and through instability and inconstancy; lest such an one should, through the irregular walk and conversation of others, be stumbled and offended, and go out of the way, and leave the paths of righteousness and truth. Only here and Acts 14:10. be turned out of the way. "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. Be turned out of the way (Proverbs 4:27) - and so missing the way, lose the prize (Hebrews 12:1). 8, de Persona Christi, p. 776. Only here and Acts 14:10; commonly straight or upright, but also right, safe, happy. the lame or weaker ones may be healed or led aright. ÎÎ±á½¶ ÏÏÎ¿ÏÎ¹á½°Ï) paths, tracks, which are conspicuous. expecting â âwaiting.â Awaiting the execution of His Fatherâs will, that all His foes should be subjected to Him. p. 595), comp. 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. 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. 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