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Hebrews 12

WEB 1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is 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. WEB 2 looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 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. WEB 3 For consider him who has endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, that you don't grow weary, fainting in your souls. NIV 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. WEB 4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin; NIV 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. WEB 5 and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with sons, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when you are reproved by him; 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, WEB 6 For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, And scourges every son whom he receives." NIV 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." WEB 7 It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with sons, for what son is there whom his father doesn't discipline? NIV 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? WEB 8 But if you are without discipline, whereof all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not sons. NIV 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. WEB 9 Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live? 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! WEB 10 For they indeed, for a few days, punished us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of 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. WEB 11 All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby. 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. WEB 12 Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees, NIV 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. WEB 13 and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. NIV 13 "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. WEB 14 Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will 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. WEB 15 looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby the many be defiled; 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. WEB 16 lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, as Esau, who sold his birthright for one 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. WEB 17 For you know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change of mind though he sought it diligently with 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. WEB 18 For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and to blackness, darkness, tempest, NIV 18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; WEB 19 the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which those who heard it begged that not one more word should be spoken to them, 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, WEB 20 for they could not stand that which was enjoined, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned;" NIV 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned." WEB 21 and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling." NIV 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear." WEB 22 But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable hosts of angels, 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, WEB 23 to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men 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, WEB 24 to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better than that of Abel. 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. WEB 25 See that you don't refuse him who speaks. For if they didn't escape when they refused him who warned on the Earth, how much more will we not escape who turn away from him who warns 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? WEB 26 whose voice shook the earth, then, but now he has promised, saying, "Yet once more will I shake not only the earth, but also the heavens." 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." WEB 27 This phrase, "Yet once more," signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. 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. WEB 28 Therefore, receiving a kingdom that can't be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well pleasing to God, with reverence 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, WEB 29 for our God is a consuming fire. NIV 29 for our "God is a consuming fire."