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Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and
sin which clings so closely, and 1 let us run 2 with endurance the race that is 3 set before us,
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising 5 the shame, and 6 is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or 8 fainthearted.
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
"My son, 10 do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."
It is for discipline that you have to endure.
God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
If you are left without discipline,
in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to
the Father of spirits 15 and live?
For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good,
that we may share his holiness.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields 18 the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint 21 but rather be healed.
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the 23 holiness 24 without which no one will see the Lord.
See to it that no one
fails to obtain the grace of God; that no 26 "root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;
that no one is
sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
For you know that
afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.
For you have not come to
what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest
the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words 31 made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them.
For they could not endure the order that was given,
"If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned."
so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."
But you have come to
Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, 35 the heavenly Jerusalem, and to 36 innumerable angels in festal gathering,
the assembly of the firstborn who are 38 enrolled in heaven, and to 39 God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
and to Jesus,
the mediator of a new covenant, and to 41 the sprinkled blood 42 that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For
if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
At that time
his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, 45 "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens."
This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates
the removal of things that are shaken--that is, things that have been made--in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving
a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus 48 let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,
God is a consuming fire.