Heb. 12:28 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Wherefore
dio (Greek #1352)
through which thing, i.e. consequently
KJV usage: for which cause, therefore, wherefore.
Pronounce: dee-o'
Origin: from 1223 and 3739
we receiving
paralambano (Greek #3880)
to receive near, i.e. associate with oneself (in any familiar or intimate act or relation); by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn
KJV usage: receive, take (unto, with).
Pronounce: par-al-am-ban'-o
Origin: from 3844 and 2983
a kingdom
basileia (Greek #932)
properly, royalty, i.e. (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: kingdom, + reign.
Pronounce: bas-il-i'-ah
Origin: from 935
which cannot be moved
asaleutos (Greek #761)
unshaken, i.e. (by implication) immovable (figuratively)
KJV usage: which cannot be moved, unmovable.
Pronounce: as-al'-yoo-tos
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of 4531
, let us τhave
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
grace
charis (Greek #5485)
graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude)
KJV usage: acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).
Pronounce: khar'-ece
Origin: from 5463
, whereby
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
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hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
we may serve
latreuo (Greek #3000)
to minister (to God), i.e. render religious homage
KJV usage: serve, do the service, worship(-per).
Pronounce: lat-ryoo'-o
Origin: from λάτρις (a hired menial)
God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
acceptably
euarestos (Greek #2102)
quite agreeably
KJV usage: acceptably, + please well.
Pronounce: yoo-ar-es'-toce
Origin: adverb from 2101
with
meta (Greek #3326)
properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between 575 or 1537 and 1519 or 4314; less intimate than 1722 and less close than 4862)
KJV usage: after(-ward), X that he again, against, among, X and, + follow, hence, hereafter, in, of, (up-)on, + our, X and setting, since, (un-)to, + together, when, with (+ -out). Often used in composition, in substantially the same relations of participation or proximity, and transfer or sequence.
Pronounce: met-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition (often used adverbially)
reverence
aidos (Greek #127)
bashfulness, i.e. (towards men), modesty or (towards God) awe
KJV usage: reverence, shamefacedness.
Pronounce: ahee-doce'
Origin: perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and 1492 (through the idea of downcast eyes)
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
godly fear
eulabeia (Greek #2124)
properly, caution, i.e. (religiously) reverence (piety); by implication, dread (concretely)
KJV usage: fear(-ed).
Pronounce: yoo-lab'-i-ah
Origin: from 2126
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hold fast.

Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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a kingdom.
Isa. 9:7• 7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isa. 9:7)
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Dan. 2:44• 44And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. (Dan. 2:44)
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Dan. 7:14,27• 14And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
27And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
(Dan. 7:14,27)
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Matt. 25:34• 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: (Matt. 25:34)
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Luke 1:33• 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (Luke 1:33)
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Luke 17:20‑21• 20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
(Luke 17:20‑21)
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1 Peter 1:4‑5• 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
(1 Peter 1:4‑5)
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Rev. 1:6• 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (Rev. 1:6)
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Rev. 5:10• 10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Rev. 5:10)
have.
or, hold fast.
we may.
Psa. 19:14• 14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psa. 19:14)
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Isa. 56:7• 7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. (Isa. 56:7)
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Rom. 12:1‑2• 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(Rom. 12:1‑2)
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Eph. 1:6• 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Eph. 1:6)
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Eph. 5:10• 10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (Eph. 5:10)
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Phil. 4:18• 18But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. (Phil. 4:18)
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1 Peter 2:5,20• 5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
20For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
(1 Peter 2:5,20)
with reverence.
Heb. 4:16• 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16)
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Heb. 5:7• 7Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; (Heb. 5:7)
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Heb. 10:19,22• 19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
(Heb. 10:19,22)
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Lv. 10:3• 3Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the Lord spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. (Lv. 10:3)
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Psa. 2:11• 11Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. (Psa. 2:11)
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Psa. 89:7• 7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. (Psa. 89:7)
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Prov. 28:24• 24Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer. (Prov. 28:24)
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Rom. 11:20• 20Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: (Rom. 11:20)
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1 Peter 1:17• 17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: (1 Peter 1:17)
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Rev. 15:4• 4Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. (Rev. 15:4)
 See the beautiful picture of this in Rev. 4, where the glorified elders are wholly unmoved by the lightnings and thunders and voices which proceed out of the throne; but when the living creatures render glory to Him that sits on it, they are all activity, leave their thrones, fall before Him, and cast their crowns before the throne (Hebrews 12:25-29 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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Wherefore let us, receiving a kingdom not to be shaken, have gracef, by which let us serveo God acceptably with reverenceg and fear.

JND Translation Notes

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f
Or "be thankful."
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Latreuo, as chs. 9.9; 12.28; 13.10.
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Or "godly fear." see Note e, ch. 5.7.

W. Kelly Translation

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aWherefore let us, receiving a kingdom not to be shaken, have grace by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and fear.

WK Translation Notes

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we may [or, let us] serve: there is strong and abundant testimony for "we serve," where the Revisers rightly cleave to the common text. (Bible Treasury 14:48)