Hebrews 4:12 Meaning of The Word of God Is Living and Active

Hebrews 4:12
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

Explanation and Commentary on Hebrews 4:22

The word of God is alive and active.

Every word that comes from the mouth of God always has an impact. At the beginning when God created the earth, He spoke the word.

John 1:1
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

The word of God later became flesh, the active word.

John 1:14
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

This is the word that we can use to fight our battles. It is sharp and swift – the word cannot go without fulfillment.

The Bible is a scriptural book that is inspired by God.

2 Timothy 3:16
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

The Bible is a guide for everyone that desires to live a fulfilled life. It is like a manual that you get when you just bought a sophisticated machine. To know how to operate it you go to the manual and read through it. The Bible is a guide to live a perfect life and how to do things.

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Biblical Translations of Hebrews 4:12

NIV
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

NLT
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

ESV
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

KJV
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

NKJV
 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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