2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. The sins that we do make us fall down very easily. 12-13 So don’t sit around on your hands! Select options. Don't delay. If you are feeling weak and helpless because of discipline, accepting discipline as a tool to produce righteousness and peace in your life will make things easier. Theme. The other rendering gives a lively and consistent image. Acts 9:33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years, for he was paralyzed. (Complete Biblical Library Greek-English Dictionary), MacArthur notes that "The Septuagint (Greek Old Testament) uses the same word (chōlos, "lame, hesitate") in 1 Kings 18:21 (ED: THIS IS NOT EXACTLY CORRECT - THE VERB FORM CHOLAINO IS USED AND IT MEANS TO WALK LAMELY AND FIGURATIVELY TO VACILLATE) that the writer uses in Hebrews 12:13. is used metaphorically in lxx, Psalm 18:45; 1 Kings 18:21, where the A.V. Very rare in profane Greek. Default. ", Gilbrant on cholos - The adjective chōlos describes a physical “disability that involves the imperfect function of the lower limbs” (Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon, 1:273) that might range in severity from causing a limp to an inability to walk. Celsus (first half of the first century a.d.), in the 7th book of his treatise De Artibius, treats of surgical operations according to the views of the Alexandrian schools. In my weakness, God within me is strong. The blood itself, therefore, continues still in heaven before God, the perpetual ransom price of "the eternal covenant" ( Hebrews 13:20 ). In Pilgrim’s Progress, when Mr. Greatheart went with Miss Much-afraid and Mr. Feeble-mind on the road to the Celestial City, he had his hands full. 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." A better day is coming. 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. 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. Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." is according to the more usual meaning of the verb, which, in N.T., is confined, with this exception, to the Pastoral Epistles. Proverbs 2:15  Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways; Proverbs 4:11   I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. Though most often used in a literal sense of actual physical handicap, chōlos is also used metaphorically to describe other kinds of defects (cf. How We Must Fight for Holiness. Hebrews 13. You must know that you are very troublesome and hard to manage. So in the Lord's Supper ( 1 Corinthians 10:16 , 11:24-26 ), the body and blood are separately represented. Select options. Strengthen those knees! In turn, we must remember those who will follow us and make straight paths for them. Hebrews 12:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 12:12, NIV: "Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees." (MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Hebrews). To cause someone to achieve health after having been sick, usually not used in the sense of a normal process, sometimes related to evil supernatural powers, a sudden event as a sign. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Countercultural Christians–Part 1. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.”. Tell the distracted that the Lord does devise means to bring back His banished. Therefore ... (Hbr 12:12-13) Get strong. 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