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,
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;
for consider again him who endured such gainsaying from the sinners to himself, that ye may not be wearied in your souls -- being faint.
Not yet unto blood did ye resist -- with the sin striving;
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,
for whom the Lord doth love He doth chasten, and He scourgeth every son whom He receiveth;'