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39 But [a]our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul.

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  1. Hebrews 10:39 Emphatic in Greek.

39 But we are certainly not those who are held back by fear and perish; we are among those who have faith and experience true life![a]

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  1. 10:39 Or “faith to the preservation of the soul.” The Aramaic can be translated “faith that fulfills our soul.”

32-39 Remember those early days after you first saw the light? Those were the hard times! Kicked around in public, targets of every kind of abuse—some days it was you, other days your friends. If some friends went to prison, you stuck by them. If some enemies broke in and seized your goods, you let them go with a smile, knowing they couldn’t touch your real treasure. Nothing they did bothered you, nothing set you back. So don’t throw it all away now. You were sure of yourselves then. It’s still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion.

It won’t be long now, he’s on the way;
    he’ll show up most any minute.
But anyone who is right with me thrives on loyal trust;
    if he cuts and runs, I won’t be very happy.

But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.

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39 But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.

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39 But we are not of those (A)who draw back to [a]perdition, but of those who (B)believe to the saving of the soul.

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  1. Hebrews 10:39 destruction