1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

References for Hebrews 12:2

    • a 12:2 - Or Jesus, the originator and perfecter of our faith.
    • b 12:2 - Or Instead of the joy.
      3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.

      References for Hebrews 12:3

        • c 12:3 - Some manuscripts read Think of how people hurt themselves by opposing him.