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Hebrews 12 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let *us* also therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, 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 looking stedfastly on Jesus the leader and completer of faith: who, in view of the joy lying before him, endured [the] cross, having despised [the] shame, and is set down at 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 consider well him who endured so great contradiction from sinners against himself, that ye be not weary, 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 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, wrestling against sin. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
5 And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not [the] chastening of [the] Lord, nor faint [when] 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 whom [the] Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives. 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
7 Ye endure for chastening, God conducts himself towards you as towards sons; for who is the son that the father chastens not? 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
8 But if ye are without chastening, of which all have been made partakers, then are ye 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 the fathers of our flesh as chasteners, and we reverenced [them]; shall we not much rather be in subjection 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 indeed chastened for a few days, as seemed good to them; but he for profit, in order to the partaking of 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 But no chastening at the time seems to be [matter] of joy, but of grief; but afterwards yields [the] peaceful fruit of righteousness to those exercised 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 Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the failing knees; 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
13 and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned aside; but that rather it may be healed. 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
14 Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall 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 watching lest [there be] any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and many be defiled by it; 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 meal sold his 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 ye know that also afterwards, desiring to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, (for he found no place for repentance) although he sought it earnestly 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 ye have not come to [the mount] that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest, 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 trumpet's sound, and voice of words; which they that heard, excusing themselves, declined [the] word being addressed to them any more: 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 were not able to bear what was enjoined: And if a beast should touch the mountain, 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 fearful was the sight, Moses said, I am exceedingly afraid and full of trembling;) 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."
22 but ye have come to mount Zion; and to [the] city of [the] living God, heavenly Jerusalem; and to myriads 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 the universal gathering; and to [the] assembly of the firstborn [who are] registered in heaven; and to God, judge of all; and to [the] spirits of just [men] 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, mediator of a new covenant; and to [the] blood of sprinkling, speaking better than 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 ye refuse not him that speaks. For if those did not escape who had refused him who uttered the oracles on earth, much more we who turn away from him [who does so] 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 shook the earth; but now he has promised, saying, Yet once will *I* shake not only the earth, but also the 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 But this Yet once, signifies the removing of what is shaken, as being made, that what is not shaken may 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 Wherefore let us, receiving a kingdom not to be shaken, have grace, by which let us serve God acceptably with reverence and fear. 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 also our God [is] a consuming fire. 29 for our "God is a consuming fire."