Hebrews 12:3

“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For consider him that indured such contradiction of sinners against himselfe, lest ye be wearied and faint in your mindes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against himself, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give thought to him who has undergone so much of the hate of sinners against himself, so that you may not be tired and feeble of purpose.
- Basic English Bible

For consider well him who endured so great contradiction from sinners against himself, that ye be not weary, fainting in your minds.
- Darby Bible

For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, if you would escape becoming weary and faint-hearted, compare your own sufferings with those of Him who endured such hostility directed against Him by sinners.
- Weymouth Bible

For consider him who has endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, that you don't grow weary, fainting in your souls.
- World English Bible

And bithenke ye on hym that suffride siche `ayen seiynge of synful men ayens hym silf, that ye be not maad wery, failinge in youre soulis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for consider again him who endured such gainsaying from the sinners to himself, that ye may not be wearied in your souls -- being faint.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:3


12:3 Consider - Draw the comparison and think. The Lord bore all this; and shall his servants bear nothing? Him that endured such contradiction from sinners - Such enmity and opposition of every kind Lest ye be weary - Dull and languid, and so actually faint in your course.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:3


Heb 12:3 Consider him . . . lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. When you become faint and discouraged by persecution, consider what Christ suffered from sinners.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Wanderer
    After a lifetime of serving God wholeheartedly I fell and became involved in a 6 month emotional affair and one night of sin. Since that time I have struggled with the effects of my failing and yet have found that I consistently regardless of constantly shifting circumstances have everything I need. Thanks be to God who Is faithful even when I am not. What He has done for us is truly amazing.l
  • Steve morrow
    1 timothy 4:6 if thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things thou shalt be a good minister of JESUS CHRIST nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine whereunto thou hast attained 2 timothy 1:13 HOLD FAST THE FORM OF SOUND WORDS WHICH THOU HAST HEARD OF ME IN FAITH AND LOVE WHICH IS IN----CHRIST JESUS---- psalm 119:86 all thy commandments are faithful they persecute me wrongfully help thou me ---- PROVERBS 14:5 A FAITHFUL WITNESS WILL NOT LIE BUT A FALSE WITNESS WILL UTTER LIES PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM ---- TITUS 2:7 IN ALL THINGS SHOWING THYSELF A PATTERN OF GOOD WORKS IN DOCTRINE SHOWING UNCORRUPTNESS GRAVITY SINCERITY
  • Catherine holl
    When we Receive Jesus,at same time we should follow HIS steps !Knowing the devil never gets asleep will always look for ways to bring our faith down, through trials some trials which will make us feel ashamed unwanted, lonely, hated, killed, poor , But my Brothers and sisters at this point of trials its climbing Mountain gain Courage!!!knowing your carried and on the Top of the Mountain keep praise in Heart and mind next will be going down!!!it can never be dark next will be morning
  • Lilian
    Jesus is the author and the finisher of faith Jesus is the light of the world we must believe in him . He is the only way the truth and the life no men cometh to the Father but by me. Thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us and thanks to your word for they are my life Praise you Jesus and will trust you forever i love you Lord amen
  • A disciple
    In the context of all that the Apostle wrote up to this point it is for us to discipline and control our mind, our heart, our entire purpose and conduct, in the same way that all the Saints and Prophets before us have followed from the beginning having endured and overcome all contradiction and opposition of the ungodly, by holding the Word of God, the Promise of the Saviour, and seeking to know Him and His Personal Supreme Greatness, as all our joy and purpose for being. The rebukes and warnings against slipping away and hardening of the heart, are words of wisdom and love so that we NOT fall away and end up losing those things we have once labored and suffered for but that we endure to the end, and receive the complete salvation in Christ we wait for. Looking unto Jesus means literally, "Looking away to Jesus:" that is away from all the sin and ungodliness which surrounds us, and weighs us down with grief and torment. And with our "looking away to Jesus " learning from Him how to despise the shame, with a view toward the joy which no man can take from us, when we get their! In other words, to have the strong faith, by firmness of understanding, that can set aside as nothing worth to care about, the shame and humiliation heaped on us by the proud and ungodly and their scorn and abuse and persecution because we know that this is not our long home and we are coming to our rest and reward in the Day of Eternity with our Wonderful Saviour Jesus Christ .
  • BSP
    Jesus looked ahead to the joy and that helped him to endure the suffering that he went through.

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