Hebrews 5:8 – Christ ‘…Learned Obedience…’ More Clearly Translated And Explained.

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Brief Summary

The following explanation simply aims to share a clearer translation, along with an in-line explanation of Hebrews 5:8 – in that, Christ has always been obedient, however, his walk here allowed him to be ‘submissive’ to G-d’s will whilst in a body of flesh, all without sinning (ref. Hebrews 4:15).

This was an amazing accomplishment, as the flesh is notoriously weak (Matthew 26:41).

The translation and explanation assist in learning the meaning of it.

Begin

though he were a Son, yet learned he (G5218) submission [to G-d’s will, whilst in a body of flesh] by the things which he suffered;
Hebrews 5:8 KJV

Here, the Strong’s Concordance Greek word number G5218 is usually translated as ‘obedience’.

The word can be viewed in the interlinear text here: https://biblehub.com/interlinear/hebrews/5-8.htm

Perhaps in this instance, the translation that is more clear, would be ‘submission’ as it refers to Christ being submissive to the will of G-d, whilst he suffered in a body of flesh.

Verse 7 confirms this context, as it begins by speaking of the Messiah (Christ) when he was walking the earth in a body of ‘flesh’;

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications…’
(Hebrews 5:7 KJV)

If we read on, Verse 9 can also then be quite hard to grasp.

The verse typically reads as;

And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
Hebrews 5:9 ESV

However the better way to legally begin the verse is;

‘And completing his course, he became the…’

More on this can be found here:

Hebrews 5:9: Christ Was ‘Made Perfect’ – (More Clearly Translated And Explained).

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/07/21/hebrews-59-christ-was-made-perfect-more-clearly-translated-and-explained/

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.”

“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

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