12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
consider consider well, i.e. weigh so as to judge its value.
sinners Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .
12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .
12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Jehovah. Proverbs 3:12 .
12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
(See Scofield "1 John 3:7") .
12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
i.e. the blessing.
12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .
12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Church (true), Summary: The true church, composed of the whole number of regenerate persons from Pentecost to the first resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:52 united together and to Christ by the baptism with the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:12 1 Corinthians 12:13 is the body of Christ of which He is the Head Ephesians 1:22 Ephesians 1:23 . As such, it is a holy temple for the habitation of God through the Spirit Ephesians 2:21 Ephesians 2:22 is "one flesh" with Christ Ephesians 5:30 Ephesians 5:31 and espoused to Him as a chaste virgin to one husband 2 Corinthians 11:2-4 .
perfect (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .