Consuming Fire – 10 Translations of Hebrews 12:29

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The Epistle of Hebrews is one of great mystery. It holds some of the most amazing commentaries on the Christian faith, but its authorship is unknown. While most settle on the evangelist Priscilla, other names are the Apostle Paul, Barnabas, Timothy, or even Apollos. No matter the authorship, it has one of the most compelling scriptures of all time, Hebrews 12:29. In a callback to the Book of Exodus, this verse reminds us that God is a consuming fire. Here are 10 Translations of Hebrews 12:29-

for our God is a consuming fire. – ASV

for our God is [indeed] a consuming fire. – AMP

because our God really is a consuming fire. – CEB

For indeed, “Our God is a consuming fire!” – CJB

For also our God [is] a consuming fire. – Darby

because our God is ·like a fire that burns things up. – EXB

For our God is a holy, devouring fire! – TPT

God himself is Fire! – MSG

for He is like a fierce fire that consumes everything. – VOICE

This means that in this final “shaking” all that is impermanent will be removed, that is, everything that is merely “made”, and only the unshakeable things will remain. Since then we have been given a kingdom that is “unshakeable”, let us serve God with thankfulness in the ways which please him, but always with reverence and holy fear. For it is perfectly true that our ‘God is a burning fire’. – Philip

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