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Hebrews Chapter 12
Heb. 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily entangle us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Heb. 12:2 looking away into Jesus the author and finisher of faith; who for the joy that was set before Him suffered the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Heb. 12:3 For consider Him that suffered such contradiction of sinners against Himself, unless you be wearied and faint in your minds.
Heb. 12:4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.
Heb. 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not the discipline of the Lord, nor lose heart when you are rebuked by Him:
Heb. 12:6 For who the Lord loves He disciplines, and scourges every son whom He receives.
Heb. 12:7 If you endure discipline, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he who the father disciplines not?
Heb. 12:8 But if you be without discipline, of which all are partakers, then you are illegitimate, and not sons.
Heb. 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers in our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them respect: should we not be even more willing to be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
Heb. 12:10 For they truthfully for a few days disciplined us as it seemed good to them; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.
Heb. 12:11 Now no discipline for the present seems to be joyous, but sorrowful: nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Heb. 12:12 Therefore, lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
Heb. 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, unless that which is lame be put out of joint; but let it rather be healed.
Heb. 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without it no one will see the Lord:
Heb. 12:15 overseeing that no one comes too late for the grace of God; nor any root of bitterness springing up agitating, and through this many are spotted;
Heb. 12:16 nor anyone be a fornicator, or godless person, as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
Heb. 12:17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it earnestly with tears.
Heb. 12:18 For you have not advanced to the mountain that may be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and whirlwind,
Heb. 12:19 and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they who heard begged that no further word should be added to them:
Heb. 12:20 for they could not hold up under what was commanded, and if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it will be stoned, or shot with an arrow:
Heb. 12:21 and so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and tremble:
Heb. 12:22 but you have advanced to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Heb. 12:23 to the Assembly of the firstborn ones, having been written in the heavens, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made complete,
Heb. 12:24 and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Heb. 12:25 See that you are not refusing Him that is speaking. For if they escaped not who refused Him who warned them on the land, much more we will not escape, if we turn away from Him in the heavens:
Heb. 12:26 whose voice then shook the earth: but now He has promised, saying, yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also the heavens.
Heb. 12:27 And this word, yet once more, signifies the removing of those things which are being shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which are not being shaken may remain.
Heb. 12:28 Therefore we are taking the kingdom which is unshakeable, let us possess grace, through which we may serve God well pleasingly with respect and godly fear:
Heb. 12:29 for our God is a consuming fire!