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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of `our' faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Having our eyes fixed on Jesus, the guide and end of our faith, who went through the pains of the cross, not caring for the shame, because of the joy which was before him, and who has now taken his place at the right hand of God's seat of power.
- Basic English Bible
looking stedfastly on Jesus the leader and completer of faith: who, in view of the joy lying before him, endured [the] cross, having despised [the] shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- Darby Bible
Looking to 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.
- Webster's Bible
simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.
- Weymouth Bible
looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- World English Bible
biholdinge in to the makere of feith, and the perfit endere, Jhesu; which whanne ioye was purposid to hym, he suffride the cros, and dispiside confusioun, and sittith on the riythalf of the seet of God.
- Wycliffe Bible
looking to the author and perfecter of faith -- Jesus, who, over-against the joy set before him -- did endure a cross, shame having despised, on the right hand also of the throne of God did sit down;
- Youngs Literal Bible
12:2 Looking - From all other things. To Jesus - As the wounded Israelites to the brazen serpent. Our crucified Lord was prefigured by the lifting up of this; our guilt, by the stings of the fiery serpents; and our faith, by their looking up to the miraculous remedy. The author and finisher of our faith - Who begins it in us, carries it on, and perfects it. Who for the joy that was set before him - Patiently and willingly endured the cross, with all the pains annexed thereto. And is set down - Where there is fulness of joy.
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus. In running, Jesus should be constantly regarded as the example. The author and finisher of [our] faith. Not "our faith", but "the faith" in the Greek. The Gospel, which rests upon faith, is meant rather than the individual faith of the saint. Jesus is its author and perfected it. He is the exemplar of all who live by faith. Hence we should look to him. For the joy that was set before him. The joy of saving men and of sitting at God's right hand. Endured the cross, despising the shame. Not only its pain, but its shame. It was in that age the most ignominious of deaths. And is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. In the place of heavenly honor.
Rob's comment on 2015-06-10 01:59:53:
The difference in the interpretations of "author and finisher " is interesting. I found this page because it dawned on me that the writer may have meant the author and finisher of our faith as in our "Faith, " meaning the Faith of Christianity, rather than the saving faith of the individual. I 'm not completely sure what weight this might hold, because truthfully both are equally as profound, nevertheless, they encompass two entirely different ideas as well as ideals. I 'm also not sure that it could threaten the doctrine of the security of the saints or the doctrine of election, but it is one passage that is used to strengthen the positions of both aforementioned doctrines, though obviously not the only passage. Just interesting.
S.k.f Zwane Pastor's comment on 2015-05-16 15:11:07:
Lord Jesus had faith and we should follow His footsteps and run a good raise in order to win at the end.
Freddie Heard's comment on 2015-01-11 07:24:04:
it 's great and powerful.
Cathy's comment on 2014-08-20 11:11:57:
He is our example...so we do what he did which is to look to what was at the end and not focus on the now....and look at what He got in the end? Sitting at the right hand of the almighty !!!!
Moses Njenga's comment on 2014-07-07 16:25:55:
We remain focus like HE did being our example.HE thought about us the Church that is why HE rejoiced when facing the cross. We too are to remain focus on the finished work to live victorius life and above to remain in HIS rest.
Michael Ojelade's comment on 2014-05-29 17:05:29:
Jesus should be seen as our standard, because in Him all things consist and He is Alpha and Omega...
Ps Best Lumbia's comment on 2014-05-14 07:33:28:
it is worth meditating on it
James Davis's comment on 2014-01-18 09:29:58:
Looking towards Jesus,he is ever before me,bringing me to a prepared place,to get there involves suffering,shame,grief,but my focus is not on that,my focus is Jesus,my advocate in heaven at the right hand of God
Livinus Anyim's comment on 2013-08-07 04:01:22:
Lets have our eyes fix on Jesus because by so doing, we will be able to endure and despise the shame of the suffering of this present time as Jesus did and He was glofied by His father who was in heaven.
Linda Russell's comment on 2013-08-04 07:10:23:
The is no other way to make it. We must keep our focus on Jesus who is the Author and finisher of our faith. My message today is KEEP LOOKING UP!
Nat Shaffa's comment on 2013-05-02 07:18:05:
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.
Past Pat Mfaba's comment on 2012-12-10 21:39:55:
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 comment on 2012-11-23 15:39:10:
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..
Vernon Nyangulu's comment on 2012-05-24 09:10:39:
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.
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