Hebrews 12:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Hebrews 12:2

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

Bible Commentary for Hebrews 12:2

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:2


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.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:2


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.

Discussion for Hebrews 12:2

  • Salome on Hebrews 12:2
    verse 2 says "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."the joy that was set before him made him endure the cross, He had a purpose, he loved doing what would bring his purpose to accomplishment despite the cost, dear friends let it not be in vain, be a beneficially of the blood shed on the cross. And in our daily lives, let us emulate Christ Jesus, loving the work we do despite the toil and cost, the bible says that and in everything we do we do it as for the Lord,it will be easy while done out of love,the grace of God will always be sufficient for us, God bless you.
  • Michael Babarinde on Hebrews 12:2
    Hebrews 12:2 KJV 'looking the act of directing the eyes to something and perceiving it visual ly. unto Jesus ...... ' is the blessedness of mourning.
  • Rob on Hebrews 12:2
    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 on Hebrews 12:2
    Lord Jesus had faith and we should follow His footsteps and run a good raise in order to win at the end.
  • Nd Okorougo on Hebrews 12:2
    Indeed,we christians should learn from the master Himself,not from our preacher of nowadays,who some are not even followers of Christ,though admires Him, but they have their own personal doctrines,doctrine of men,doctrine of church, which are mostly self centered.watch for their fruit,for by it you will determine if the three is good.And by their fruit you should know them.shalom!
  • Freddie heard on Hebrews 12:2
    it 's great and powerful.
  • Cathy on Hebrews 12:2
    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 on Hebrews 12:2
    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.
  • Mockingbird on Hebrews 12:2
    I agree with Vernon My focus should be on Jesus and on the finishing line. This is a race and I am a winner !! I will look unto Jesus I have been through shame and suffering in this life But not like Jesus. I will never have to face what He did so I should have no complaints !!!!! Even though the things I face I will face them with Joy for the Joy of the Lord is my strength. I will soon be sitting down with my Lord and Saviour. The joy is set before me . JESUS !!! What I acquire with my Lord in this short life is what I want to have in heaven for eternity !!!!
  • Michael ojelade on Hebrews 12:2
    Jesus should be seen as our standard, because in Him all things consist and He is Alpha and Omega...


 

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