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Hebrews 12

NLT 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 hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. NIV 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. NLT 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterward. Now he is seated in the place of highest honor beside God's throne in heaven. NIV 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. NLT 3 Think about all he endured when sinful people did such terrible things to him, so that you don't become weary and give up. NIV 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. NLT 4 After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin. NIV 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. NLT 5 And have you entirely forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you, his children? He said, "My child, don't ignore it when the Lord disciplines you, and don't be discouraged when he corrects you. NIV 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, NLT 6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes those he accepts as his children." NIV 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." NLT 7 As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Whoever heard of a child who was never disciplined? NIV 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? NLT 8 If God doesn't discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children after all. NIV 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. NLT 9 Since we respect our earthly fathers who disciplined us, should we not all the more cheerfully submit to the discipline of our heavenly Father and live forever? NIV 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! NLT 10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God's discipline is always right and good for us because it means we will share in his holiness. NIV 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. NLT 11 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening -- it is painful! But afterward there will be a quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. NIV 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. NLT 12 So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. NIV 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. NLT 13 Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong. NIV 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. NLT 14 Try to live in peace with everyone, and seek to live a clean and holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. NIV 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. NLT 15 Look after each other so that none of you will miss out on the special favor of God. Watch out that no bitter root of unbelief rises up among you, for whenever it springs up, many are corrupted by its poison. NIV 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. NLT 16 Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau. He traded his birthright as the oldest son for a single meal. NIV 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. NLT 17 And afterward, when he wanted his father's blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he wept bitter tears. NIV 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. NLT 18 You have not come to a physical mountain, to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai when God gave them his laws. NIV 18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; NLT 19 For they heard an awesome trumpet blast and a voice with a message so terrible that they begged God to stop speaking. NIV 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, NLT 20 They staggered back under God's command: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death." NIV 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned." NLT 21 Moses himself was so frightened at the sight that he said, "I am terrified and trembling." NIV 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear." NLT 22 No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to thousands of angels in joyful assembly. NIV 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, NLT 23 You have come to the assembly of God's firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God himself, who is the judge of all people. And you have come to the spirits of the redeemed in heaven who have now been made perfect. NIV 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, NLT 24 You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which graciously forgives instead of crying out for vengeance as the blood of Abel did. NIV 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. NLT 25 See to it that you obey God, the one who is speaking to you. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, how terrible our danger if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven! NIV 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? NLT 26 When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: "Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also." NIV 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." NLT 27 This means that the things on earth will be shaken, so that only eternal things will be left. NIV 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. NLT 28 Since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be destroyed, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. NIV 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, NLT 29 For our God is a consuming fire. NIV 29 for our "God is a consuming fire."