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Hebrews 12 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set 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 to the author and perfecter of faith -- Jesus, who, over-against the joy set before him -- did endure a cross, shame having despised, on the right hand also of the throne of God did sit down; 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 again him who endured such gainsaying from the sinners to himself, that ye may not be wearied in your souls -- being faint. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
4 Not yet unto blood did ye resist -- with the sin striving; 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
5 and ye have forgotten the exhortation that doth speak fully with you as with sons, `My son, be not despising chastening of the Lord, nor be faint, being 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 doth love He doth chasten, 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 if chastening ye endure, as to sons God beareth Himself to you, for who is a son whom a father doth not chasten? 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
8 and if ye are apart from chastening, of which all have become partakers, then bastards are ye, and not sons. 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
9 Then, indeed, fathers of our flesh we have had, chastising [us], and we were reverencing [them]; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of the 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, for a few days, according to what seemed good to them, were chastening, but He for profit, to be partakers of His separation; 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 and all chastening for the present, indeed, doth not seem to be of joy, but of sorrow, yet afterward the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those exercised through it -- it doth yield. 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, the hanging-down hands and the loosened knees set ye up; 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
13 and straight paths make for your feet, that that which is lame may not be turned aside, but rather be healed; 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
14 peace pursue with all, and the separation, apart from 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 looking diligently over lest any one be failing of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up may give trouble, and through this many may 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 any one be a fornicator, or a profane person, as Esau, who in exchange for one morsel of food did sell 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, wishing to inherit the blessing, he was disapproved of, for a place of reformation he found not, though with tears having 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 ye came not near to the mount touched and scorched with fire, and to blackness, 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 a sound of a trumpet, and a voice of sayings, which those having heard did entreat that a word might not be added 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 were not bearing that which is commanded, `And if a beast may touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or with an arrow shot through,' 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 the sight,) Moses said, `I am fearful exceedingly, and trembling.' 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."
22 But, ye came to Mount Zion, and to a city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of messengers, 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 company and assembly of the first-born in heaven enrolled, and to God the judge of all, and to spirits of righteous 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 a mediator of a new covenant -- Jesus, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things 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, may ye not refuse him who is speaking, for if those did not escape who refused him who upon earth was divinely speaking -- much less we who do turn away from him who [speaketh] 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 the earth shook then, and now hath he promised, saying, `Yet once -- 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 and this -- `Yet once' -- doth make evident the removal of the things shaken, as of things having been made, that the things 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, a kingdom that cannot be shaken receiving, may we have grace, through which we may serve God well-pleasingly, with reverence and religious 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."