Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and 1sin which clings so closely, and 2let us run 3with endurance the race that is 4set before us,
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, 5who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising 6the shame, and 7is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
38Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or 9fainthearted.
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? 10"My son, 11do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
For 12the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."