Hebrews Chapter 12 (1611 Bible)
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Wherefore, seeing wee also are compassed about with so great a cloude of witnesses, let vs lay aside euery weight, & the sinne which doth so easily beset vs, and let vs runne with patience vnto the race that is set before vs,
Looking vnto Iesus the Authour and finisher of our faith, who for the ioy that was set before him, endured the crosse, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider him that indured such contradiction of sinners against himselfe, lest ye be wearied and faint in your mindes.
Yee haue not yet resisted vnto blood, striuing against sinne.
And ye haue forgotten the exhortation which speaketh vnto you as vnto children, My sonne, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
For whome the Lord loueth hee chasteneth, and scourgeth euery sonne whom he receiueth.
If yee endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sonnes: for what sonne is he whom the father chasteneth not?
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sonnes.
Furthermore, wee haue had fathers of our flesh, which corrected vs, and we gaue them reuerence: shall we not much rather bee in subiection vnto the Father of Spirits, and liue?
For they verily for a fewe dayes chastened vs after their owne pleasure, but hee for our profit, that we might bee partakers of his holinesse.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be ioyous, but grieuous: neuerthelesse, afterward it yeeldeth the peaceable fruite of righteousnesse, vnto them which are exercised thereby.
Wherefore lift vp the handes which hang downe, and the feeble knees.
And make straight paths for your feete, lest that which is lame bee turned out of the way, but let it rather bee healed.
Followe peace with all men, and holinesse, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Looking diligently, lest any man faile of the grace of God, lest any roote of bitternesse springing vp, trouble you, and thereby many be defiled:
Lest there bee any fornicatour, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsell of meat sold his birthright.
For yee know how that afterward when hee would haue inherited the blessing, hee was reiected: for hee found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with teares.
For yee are not come vnto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor vnto blacknesse, and darknes, and tempest,
And the sound of a trumpet, and the voyce of wordes, which voyce they that heard, entreated that the word should not bee spoken to them any more.
For they could not indure that which was commaunded: And if so much as a beast touch the Mountaine, it shall be stoned, or thrust thorow with a dart.
And so terrible was the sight, that Moses sayde, I exceedingly feare, and quake.
But ye are come vnto mount Sion, and vnto the citie of the liuing God the heauenly Ierusalem, and to an innumerable company of Angels:
To the generall assembly, and Church of the first borne which are written in heauen, and to God the Iudge of all, and to the spirits of iust men made perfect:
And to Iesus the mediatour of the new Couenant, and to the blood of sprinckling, that speaketh better things then that of Abel.
See that yee refuse not him that speaketh: for if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape if wee turne away from him that speaketh from heauen.
Whose voice then shooke the earth, but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth onely, but also heauen.
And this word Yet once more, signifieth the remouing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remaine.
Wherefore wee receiuing a kingdome which cannot bee moued, let vs haue grace, whereby wee may serue God acceptably, with reuerence and godly feare.
For our God is a consuming fire.
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Nat shaffa's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment about verse 2 on 5/02/2013, 8:18am...
Jesus is a perfect example of d way a perfect christian is suppose to live his or her life. lets focus and trust d Lord for everything we need in our life.
Blessing cyril's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment about verse 28 on 4/21/2013, 3:12pm...
Heb 12:28 has made me realise my inheretance in GOD,therefore i should not take his grace for granted.
Past Pat Mfaba's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment about verse 2 on 12/10/2012, 10:39pm...
As we run the race, let us not lose focus and allow ourselves to be distracted by the so called beauties of the eye and as a result, forgetting that we are running the race to win, winners never lose focus but they restrain themselves until the end; to win the price Jesus set to won. And being a perfect example of the race, He ran and won, and now is seated at the right hand of God.
Joseph Markson's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment about verse 2 on 11/23/2012, 4:39pm...
The life style of Jesus should be what we long to attain if we must be steadfast to the end....even in the midst of Distractions and sin that tend to swerve us from living that life that will be worthy of Godís reward, we should always remember Jesus Triumphed....So We can make it..
Gay Kirkesy's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment on 9/24/2012, 11:45am...
I enjoyed the book of Hebrews. We are studying Hebrews in our Sunday School this month. I've learned some Good things as a Christian. Like how God didn't allow the people or animals to come to the mountain. Also because it took you back to the old testament to Moses. Just think if GOD comes in today the way he did back then, would we be alive, living and doing what we do as GODís people today.
Vernon Nyangulu's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment about verse 2 on 5/24/2012, 10:10am...
12;2 As we run the race our focus-so called focal point is very crucial. This is so because in the process many things will happen to distract us. In athletics the finishing line is very important. The one who crosses it is declare a winner. I have observed that in most cases the starting is not the issue but the focus and finishing part.
Timothy Wayne George's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment on 1/29/2012, 10:25pm...
Holiness is the purpose of this chapter of Hebrews. We are to be a peace with all men, and seek to be holy in all our actions. The chapter concludes our God is a consuming fire. Therefore it behooves us to obey him, and submit to his training as his beloved children since only holy people will live forever with a holy God.
Narh's Hebrews Chapter 12 comment about verse 22 on 11/16/2011, 5:17am...
it is a prophecy from the old testament which has been fulfilled in the new testament through Christ Jesus. it is the kingdom of God in your heart today. amen!
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