Amplified Bible (AMP) Hebrews 4:12 – For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
English Standard Version (ESV) Hebrews 4:12 – 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.
King James Version (KJV) Hebrews 4:12 – 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.
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The Message Bible (MSG) Hebrews 4:12 – God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.
New International Version (NIV) 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.
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New King James Version (NKJV) Hebrews 4:12 – 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.
New Living Translation (NLT) – Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are.
Revised Standard Version (RSV) Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
The scripture above used words like powerful, quick, sharper than, piercing deep… Depending on the translation. All of these words are used to describe how extraordinary and powerful the Word of God is.
If there’s one thing I am sure of, one thing I’ve known not to fail at all, it is the potency of the Word of God. The word of God builds, it creates, it brings to life, it heals, and much more. I have seen the Word work in different areas of my life as an individual, family, friends etc.
No wonder the Bible said in
Luke 21:33 ” Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away”
That is how powerful the Word of God is.
Rest in His Words and promises because what he has spoken concerning you will not go back to him void until it has done that which He sent it to do.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today I rest on your Word, knowing that your word is more assuring than any assurance or insurance that man could provide.
Today I stand on the potency and creative power of your Word which is able to bring to pass every word that has been spoken concerning me in your Word.
Father, let your will be done In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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