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Hebrews 5

Heb. 5:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

kaiper (Greek #2539)
and indeed, i.e. nevertheless or notwithstanding
KJV usage: and yet, although.
Pronounce: kah'-ee-per
Origin: from 2532 and 4007
he were
on (Greek #5607)
and the neuter ὄν (on) present participle of 1510; being
KJV usage: be, come, have.
Pronounce: oan
Origin: οὖσα (oo'-sah)
a Son
huios (Greek #5207)
a "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship
KJV usage: child, foal, son.
Pronounce: hwee-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
, yet
kaiper (Greek #2539)
and indeed, i.e. nevertheless or notwithstanding
KJV usage: and yet, although.
Pronounce: kah'-ee-per
Origin: from 2532 and 4007
learned he
manthano (Greek #3129)
to learn (in any way)
KJV usage: learn, understand.
Pronounce: man-than'-o
Origin: prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, μαθέω, is used as an alternate in certain tenses
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
hupakoe (Greek #5218)
attentive hearkening, i.e. (by implication) compliance or submission
KJV usage: obedience, (make) obedient, obey(-ing).
Pronounce: hoop-ak-o-ay'
Origin: from 5219
o by
apo (Greek #575)
"off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative)
KJV usage: (X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
Pronounce: apo'
Origin: a primary particle
the things which
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)
he suffered
pascho (Greek #3958)
to experience a sensation or impression (usually painful)
KJV usage: feel, passion, suffer, vex.
Pronounce: pas'-kho
Origin: πάθω (path'-o), and πένθω (pen'-tho), used only in certain tenses for it apparently a primary verb

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

he were.
Heb. 10:5‑9• 5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
6In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
(Heb. 10:5‑9)
Isa. 50:5‑6• 5The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
6I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
(Isa. 50:5‑6)
Matt. 3:15• 15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. (Matt. 3:15)
John 4:34• 34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. (John 4:34)
John 6:38• 38For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. (John 6:38)
John 15:10• 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. (John 15:10)
Phil. 2:8• 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Phil. 2:8)
 We learn to obey as God's children, who were once sons of disobedience; He being Son was used to speak, and it was done, He knew not what obedience was. But when He became man, He took loyally that place (Hebrews 5:7-10 by W. Kelly)
 We have to learn obedience because we have a wicked will: He because He was God over all who, from eternity, had ever commanded. We oftentimes learn obedience by the suffering we bring upon ourselves through disobedience: He learned obedience by the suffering entailed through His obedience to the will of God. He learned by experience what it cost to obey. (Christ's Sufferings and Call to Priesthood: Hebrews 5:1-10 by H. Smith)
 “Learned He obedience.” The eternal Son, Creator and Commander became also the lowly, suffering, obedient Man, an experience new to Him. (Help on Hard Verses by A.C. Brown)

J. N. Darby Translation

though he were Sonf, he learned obedience from the things which he suffered;

JND Translation Notes

Alluding to the citation of Ps. 2 just above.

W. Kelly Translation

though being Sona, he learned obedience from the things which he suffered,

WK Translation Notes

"Though He were Son," or "Son as He was," is better than "a" Son.