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1 Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us, 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God's throne. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won't grow weary and lose heart. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
4 In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: My son, do not take the Lord's discipline lightly, or faint when you are reproved by Him; 5 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6 for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and punishes every son whom He receives. 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
7 Endure it as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline? 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
8 But if you are without discipline-which all receive-then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
9 Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn't we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live? 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!
10 For they disciplined us for a short time based on what seemed good to them, but He does it for our benefit, so that we can share His holiness. 10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.
11 No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
12 Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but healed instead. 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
14 Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness-without it no one will see the Lord. 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many. 15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
16 And see that there isn't any immoral or irreverent person like Esau, who sold his birthright in exchange for one meal. 16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.
17 For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he didn't find any opportunity for repentance, though he sought it with tears. 17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears.
18 For you have not come to what could be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, gloom, and storm, 18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;
19 to the blast of a trumpet, and the sound of words. (Those who heard it begged that not another word be spoken to them, 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them,
20 for they could not bear what was commanded: And if even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned! 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned."
21 And the appearance was so terrifying that Moses said, I am terrified and trembling. ) 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."
22 Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels in festive gathering, 22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,
23 to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,
24 to Jesus (mediator of a new covenant), and to the sprinkled blood, which says better things than the [blood] of Abel. 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
25 See that you do not reject the One who speaks; for if they did not escape when they rejected Him who warned them on earth, even less will we if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven. 25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?
26 His voice shook the earth at that time, but now He has promised, Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also heaven. 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens."
27 Now this expression, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of what can be shaken-that is, created things-so that what is not shaken might remain. 27 The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe; 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
29 for our God is a consuming fire. 29 for our "God is a consuming fire."