So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment - that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement - and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us,
looking away to the Initiator and Completer of that trusting,d Yeshua - who, in exchange for obtaining the joy set before him, endured execution on a stake as a criminal, scorning the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Yes, think about him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you won't grow tired or become despondent.
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in the contest against sin.
Also you have forgotten the counsel which speaks with you as sons: "My son, don't despise the discipline of ADONAI or become despondent when he corrects you.
For ADONAI disciplines those he loves and whips everyone he accepts as a son."
Regard your endurance as discipline; God is dealing with you as sons. For what son goes undisciplined by his father?