Jesus, the Example

1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also 1lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us 2run with 3endurance the race that is set before us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the 4author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him 5endured the cross, 6despising the shame, and has 7sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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3 For 8consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary 9and lose heart.

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    • c 12:3 - Lit "fainting in your souls"

      A Father's Discipline

      4 10You have not yet resisted 11to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;

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      5 and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "12MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR 13FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM.

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      7 It is for discipline that you endure; 16God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
      8 But if you are without discipline, 17of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

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      9 Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we 18respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to 19the Father of spirits, and 20live?

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        • e 12:9 - Lit "fathers of our flesh"
        • f 12:9 - Or "our spirits"
          10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, 21so that we may share His holiness.

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          11 All discipline 22for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the 23peaceful fruit of righteousness.

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          12 Therefore, 24strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,

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            • g 12:12 - Lit "make straight"