Hebrews 2:4
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English Standard Version
while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

King James Bible
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

American Standard Version
God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God also bearing them witness by signs, and wonders, and divers miracles, and distributions of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.

English Revised Version
God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.

Webster's Bible Translation
God also bearing them testimony, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will?

Weymouth New Testament
while God corroborated their testimony by signs and marvels and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed in accordance with His own will.

Hebrews 2:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

God also bearing them witness (συνεπιμαρτυροῦντος τοῦ θεοῦ)

The verb N.T.o: σύν along with other witnesses: ἐπὶ giving additional testimony: μαρτυρεῖν to bear witness.

With signs and wonders (σημείοις τε καὶ τέρασιν)

A very common combination in N.T. See Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; John 4:48; Acts 2:43; 2 Corinthians 12:11, etc. See on Matthew 24:24.

Divers miracles (ποικίλαις δυνάμεσιν)

Rend. powers. No doubt these include miracles, see Acts 2:22; 2 Corinthians 12:12; but powers signifies, not the miraculous manifestations, as signs and wonders, but the miraculous energies of God as displayed in his various forms of witness.

Gifts (μερισμοῖς)

Rend. distributions or impartations.

Of the Holy Ghost

The genitive is objective: distributions of the one gift of the Holy Spirit in different measure and in different ways. Comp. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

According to his will (κατὰ τὴν αὐτοῦ θέλησιν)

Θέλησις willing: his act of will. N.T.o. Const. with distributions. The Spirit was imparted and distributed as God willed. The hortatory digression ends here. The subject of the Son's superiority to the angels is resumed.

Hebrews 2:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father...

Acts 2:32,33 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses...

Acts 3:15,16 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses...

Acts 4:10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified...

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony to the word of his grace...

Acts 19:11,12 And God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul...

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed...

gifts. or, distributions.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...

Ephesians 4:8-11 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men...

according.

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven...

Ephesians 1:5,9 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will...

Cross References
Mark 6:14
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him."

John 4:48
So Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe."

Acts 5:32
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."

Acts 14:3
So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 12:11
All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Ephesians 1:5
he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

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