9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disci… 1Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us,and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of ourfaith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. God's dealing with men under the gospel, in a way of grace, assures us, that he will deal with the despisers of the gospel, in a way of judgment. It agrees with the profane man's disposition, to desire the blessing, yet to despise the means whereby the blessing is to be gained. On the left is the KJV as it is stands in most printed KJVs today (the 1769 Blayney edition, the last of a series of minor revisions of the 1611 KJV). HEB 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? Hebrews 12:1. τοιγαροῦν καὶ ἡμεῖς, τοσοῦτον ἔχοντες περικείμενον ἡμῖν νέφος μαρτύρων¸ ὄγκον ἀποθέμενοι πάντα καὶ τὴν εὐπερίστατον ἀμαρτίαν, δι ὑπομονῆς τρέχωμεν τὸν προκείμενον ἡμῖν ἀγῶνα. And let us run(A) with perseverance(B) the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus,(C) the pioneer(D) and perfecter of faith. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Cancel. 18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest. Version. But sinners will not always have such mean thoughts of the Divine blessing and inheritance as they now have. It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,    and do not lose heart(J) when he rebukes you,6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,(K)    and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a](L). 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Hebrews 12:12 KJV. But God will neither sever the means from the blessing, nor join the blessing with the satisfying of man's lusts. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Hebrews 12:2dropdownKing James Versiondropdown. (1-11) Peace and holiness are recommended, with cautions against despising spiritual blessings. Hebrews 11:1-12 KJV. (P) 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 1 Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but …. (AM) You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn,(AN) whose names are written in heaven. 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: The gospel state is kind and condescending, suited to our weak frame. 9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. Let us then frequently consider him. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Christians should not faint under their trials. It says, 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? Our whole life here is a state of childhood, and imperfect as to spiritual things; therefore we must submit to the discipline of such a state. 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but … Hebrews 12:12 King James Version (KJV) 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; King James Version (KJV) 12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 KJV. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. In the blessed example of it, which is the suffering… Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. For by it the elders obtained a good report. 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace(R) for those who have been trained by it. Isa 34:4; 54:10; 1Co 7:31; Heb 1:11, 12; 2Pe 3:10; 1Jn 2:17, Ex 24:17; Dt 4:24; 9:3; Ps 97:3; Isa 33:14; S 2Th 1:7. Hitherto he hath proposed unto us their example who had and professed the same faith with ourselves; now, he proposeth Him who is the author and finisher of that faith in us all. 1. 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. But peace and holiness go together; there can be not right peace without holiness. Peace with men, of all sects and parties, will be favourable to our pursuit of holiness. 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. It is always for our profit. Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2. Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and f... Read verse in … Easily hear Scripture read as you study the Bible! (I) 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Even though he sought the blessing with tears,(AC) he could not change what he had done. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. Our earthly parents sometimes may chasten us, to gratify their passion, rather than to reform our manners. 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