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Hebrews 4:12 New Life Version (NLV)

12 God’s Word is living and powerful. It is sharper than a sword that cuts both ways. It cuts straight into where the soul and spirit meet and it divides them. It cuts into the joints and bones. It tells what the heart is thinking about and what it wants to do.

New Life Version (NLV)

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Hebrews 4:12 Expanded Bible (EXB)

12 [L For] God’s word is alive and ·working [active; powerful; effective] and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It ·cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones [L penetrates until it divides even soul and spirit, joints and marrow]. And it ·judges [discerns] the ·thoughts [ideas] and ·feelings [attitudes; intentions] in our hearts.

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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Hebrews 4:12 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

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 [a]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.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 4:12 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

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