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1 And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to 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 Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who, having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God. 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 think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
4 For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
5 And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked 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 whom the Lord loveth he chastiseth: and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
7 Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his sons. For what son is there whom the father doth not correct? 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
8 But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are made partakers, then are you bastards and not sons. 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
9 Moreover, we have had fathers of our flesh for instructors, and we reverenced them. Shall we not much more obey 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 And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification. 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 Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield to them that are exercised by it the most peaceable fruit of justice. 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 Wherefore, lift up the hands which hang down and the feeble knees: 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
13 And make straight steps with your feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed. 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
14 Follow peace with all men and holiness: without which no man shall see God. 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
15 Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder and by it many be defiled: 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 Lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau who for one mess sold his first birthright. 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 know ye that afterwards, when he desired to inherit the benediction, he was rejected. For he found no place of repentance, although with tears he had sought it. 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 are not come to a mountain that might be touched and a burning fire and a whirlwind and darkness 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 And the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, which they that had excused themselves, that the word might not 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 did not endure that which was said: and if so much as a beast shall touch the mount, it shall be stoned. 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned."
21 And so terrible was that which was seen, Moses said: I am frighted, and tremble. 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."
22 But you are come to mount Sion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, 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 And to the church of the firstborn who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just 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 And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that 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 refuse him not that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke upon earth, much more shall not we that turn away from him that speaketh to 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 Whose voice then moved the earth; but now he promiseth, saying: Yet once more: and I will move, not only the earth, but heaven also. 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 And in that he saith: Yet once more, he signifieth the translation of the moveable things as made, that those things may remain which are immoveable. 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, receiving an immoveable kingdom, we have grace: whereby let us serve, pleasing God, with fear and reverence. 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."