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Hebrews 10:30

    Hebrews 10:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense, said the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For we know him that said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For we have had experience of him who says, Punishment is mine, I will give reward. And again, The Lord will be judge of his people.

    Webster's Revision

    For we know him that said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

    World English Bible

    For we know him who said, "Vengeance belongs to me," says the Lord, "I will repay." Again, "The Lord will judge his people."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For we know him that said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

    Definitions for Hebrews 10:30

    Recompense - To repay; reward; restore.

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 10:30

    Vengeance belongeth unto me - This is the saying of God, Deuteronomy 32:35, in reference to the idolatrous Gentiles, who were the enemies of his people; and is here with propriety applied to the above apostates, who, being enemies to God's ordinances, and Christ's ministry and merits, must also be enemies to Christ's people; and labor for the destruction of them, and the cause in which they are engaged.

    The Lord shall judge his people - That is, he shall execute judgment for them; for this is evidently the sense in which the word is used in the place from which the apostle quotes, Deuteronomy 32:36 : For the Lord shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone. So God will avenge and vindicate the cause of Christianity by destroying its enemies, as he did in the case of the Jewish people, whom he destroyed from being a nation, and made them a proverb of reproach and monuments of his wrathful indignation to the present day.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 10:30

    For we know him that hath said - We know who has said this - God. They knew this because it was recorded in their own sacred books.

    Vengeance belongeth unto me ... - This is found in Deuteronomy 32:35; see it explained in the notes on Romans 12:19. It is there quoted to show that we should not avenge ourselves; it is here quoted to show that God will certainly inflict punishment on those who deserve it. If any should apostatize in the manner here referred to by the apostle, they would, says he, be guilty of great and unparalleled wickedness, and would have the certainty that they must meet the wrath of God.

    And again, The Lord shall judge his people - This is quoted from Deuteronomy 32:36. That is, he will judge them when they deserve it, and punish them if they ought to be punished. The mere fact that they are his people will not save them from punishment if they deserve it, any more than the fact that one is a beloved child will save him from correction when he does wrong. This truth was abundantly illustrated in the history of the Israelites; and the same great principle would be applied should any sincere Christian apostatize from his religion. He would have before him the certainty of the most fearful and severe of all punishments.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 10:30

    10:30 The Lord will judge his people - Yea, far more rigorously than the heathens, if they rebel against him. Deut 32:35, and c.