1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
12:1 ¶ Therefore, indeed, seeing that, we also, have encircling us, so great a cloud of witnesses, stripping off every incumbrance and the easily entangling sin, with endurance, let us be running, the race that is lying before us,
12:2 Looking away unto our faith's Princely-leader and perfecter, Jesus,who, in consideration of the joy lying before him, endured a cross, shame, despising! And, on the right hand of the throne of God, hath taken his seat.
12:3 For take ye into considerationhim who hath endured, such contradiction, by sinners against themselves, lest ye be wearied, in your souls becoming exhausted.
12:4 ¶ Not yet unto blood, have ye resisted, against sin, waging a contest;
12:5 And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which, indeed, with you as with sons, doth reason:My son! be not slighting the discipline of the Lord, neither be fainting, when by him, thou art reproved;
12:6 For, whom the Lord loveth, he doth, discipline, and scourgeth every son whom he doth welcome home.
12:7 For the sake of discipline, persevere! As towards sons, God, beareth himself, towards you; for who is a son whom a father doth not discipline?
12:8 If however ye are without discipline, whereof, all, have received a share, then, are ye, bastards, and, not sons.
12:9 Furthermore, indeed, the fathers of our flesh, we used to have, as administrators of discipline, and we used to pay deference: shall we not, much rather, submit ourselves to the Father of our spirits and, live?
12:10 For, they, indeed, for a few days, according to that which seemed good to them, were administering discipline; but, he, unto that which is profitable, with view to our partaking of his holiness:
12:11 But, no discipline, for the present, indeed, seemeth to be of joy, but of sorrow: afterwards, howeverto them who thereby have been trained, it yieldeth peaceful fruit, of righteousness.
12:12 Wherefore, the slackened hands and paralysed knees, restore ye,
12:13 And, straight tracks, be making for your feetthat the lame member may not be dislocated, but, be healed rather.
12:14 Peace, be pursuing, with all, and the obtaining of holiness,without which no one shall see the Lord:
12:15 Using oversightlest any one be falling behind from the favour of God,lest any root of bitterness, springing up above, be causing trouble, and, through it, the many, be defiled:
12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, like Esau,who, for the sake of one meal, yielded up his own firstborn rights;
12:17 For ye know that, afterwardswhen he even wished to inherit the blessing, he was rejected; for, place of repentance, found he none, even though, with tears, he diligently sought it.
12:18 ¶ For ye have not approachedunto, a searching and scorching fire, and gloom, and mist, and tempest,
12:19 And a trumpets peal,and a sound of things spoken:from which they who heard excused themselves, lest there should be added to them, a word;
12:20 For they could not bear, that which was being enjoined,and, should a beast be touching the mountain, it shall be stoned;
12:21 And, so fearful was that which was showing itself, Moses, saidI am terrified, and do tremble!
12:22 But ye have approachedunto Zion's mountain, and unto the city of a Living God, a heavenly Jerusalem,and unto myriads of messengers,
12:23 in high festival,and unto an assembly of firstborn ones, enrolled in the heavens,and unto God, judge of all,and unto the spirits of righteous ones made perfect,
12:24 And unto the mediator of a new covenant, Jesus,and unto the blood of sprinkling, more excellently speaking, than, Abel.
12:25 Beware, lest ye excuse yourselves from him that speaketh; for, if, they escaped not, who excused themselves from him who on earth was warning, how much less, shall, we, who from him that warneth from the heavens, do turn ourselves away:
12:26 Whose voice shook the earth, then, but, now, hath he promised, sayingYet once for all, I, will shakenot only the earth, but, also the heaven.
12:27 But, the saying, Yet once for all, maketh clear the removal of the things which can be shaken, as of things done with,that they may remain, which cannot be shaken.
12:28 Wherefore, seeing that, of a kingdom not to be shaken, we are receiving possession, let us have gratitudewhereby we may be rendering divine service well-pleasingly unto God, with reverence and awe;
12:29 For, even our God, is a consuming fire.
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