Hebrews 12:1-11 LEB

The Example of Jesus’ Suffering

1 Therefore, [since]a we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, putting aside every weight and {the sin that so easily ensnares us}b, let us run with patient endurance the race that has been set before us,

References for Hebrews 12:1

    • Ö 12:1 - *Here "[since]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("have") which is understood as causal
    • × 12:1 - Literally "the easily ensnaring sin"
      2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the originator and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
      3 For consider the one who endured such hostility by sinners against himself,c so that you will not grow weary in your souls [and] give up.

      References for Hebrews 12:3

        • Ø 12:3 - *The plural reflexive pronoun can still be translated as singular; see Louw-Nida 92.25
          4 You have not yet resisted to the point of [shedding your]d blood [as you]e struggle against sin.

          References for Hebrews 12:4

            • Ù 12:4 - *The words "shedding your" are not in the Greek text but are supplied for clarity
            • Ú 12:4 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the temporal participle ("struggle")
              5 And have you completely forgotten the exhortation which instructs you as sons? "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or give up [when you] are corrected by him.
              6 For the Lord disciplines the one whom he loves, and punishes every son whom he accepts."f

              References for Hebrews 12:6

                • Û 12:6 - A quotation from Prov 3:11-12
                  7 Endure [it] for discipline. God is dealing with you as sons. For what son [is there] whom a father does not discipline?
                  8 But if you are without discipline, in which all [legitimate sons]g have become participants, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

                  References for Hebrews 12:8

                    • Ü 12:8 - *The phrase "legitimate sons" is not in the Greek text but is implied
                      9 Furthermore, we have had {our earthly fathers}h who disciplined [us], and we respected [them]. Will we not much rather subject ourselves to the Father of spirits and live?

                      References for Hebrews 12:9

                        • Ý 12:9 - Literally "the flesh of our fathers"
                          10 For they disciplined [us] for a few days according to what seemed [appropriate] to them, but he [does so] for our benefit, in order that [we] can have a share in his holiness.
                          11 Now all discipline seems for the moment not to be joyful but painful, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness for those who are trained by it.