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Hebrews 5:8

    Hebrews 5:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And though he was a Son, through the pain which he underwent, the knowledge came to him of what it was to be under God's orders;

    Webster's Revision

    though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered;

    World English Bible

    though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered;

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 5:8

    Though he were a Son - See the whole of the preceding note.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 5:8

    Though he were a Son - Though the Son of God. Though he sustained this exalted rank, and was conscious of it, yet he was willing to learn experimentally what is meant by obedience in the midst of sufferings.

    Yet learned he obedience - That is, he learned experimentally and practically. It cannot be supposed that he did not "know" what obedience was; or that he was "indisposed" to obey God before he suffered; or that he had, as we have, perversities of nature leading to rebellion which required to be subdued by suffering, but that he was willing to "test" the power of obedience in sufferings; to become personally and practically acquainted with the nature of such obedience in the midst of protracted woes; compare note on Philippians 2:8. The "object" here is, to show how well suited the Lord Jesus was to be a Saviour for mankind; and the argument is, that he has set us an example, and has shown that the most perfect obedience may be manifested in the deepest sorrows of the body and the soul. Hence, learn that one of the objects of affliction is to lead us "to obey God." In prosperity we forget it. We become self-confident and rebellious. "Then" God lays his hand upon us; breaks up our plans; crushes our hopes; takes away our health, and teaches us that we "must" be submissive to his will. Some of the most valuable lessons of obedience are learned in the furnace of affliction; and many of the most submissive children of the Almighty have been made so as the result of protracted woes.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 5:8

    5:8 Though he were a Son - This is interposed. lest any should be offended at all these instances of human weakness. In the garden, how frequently did he call God his Father! Mt 26:39, and c. And hence it most evidently appears that his being the Son of God did not arise merely from his resurrection. Yet learned he - The word learned, premised to the word suffered, elegantly shows how willingly he learned. He learned obedience, when be began to suffer; when he applied himself to drink that cup: obedience in suffering and dying.