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Hebrews 12:1-4

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The Lord’s Discipline

12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, 1  we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, 12:2 keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. 2  12:3 Think of him who endured such opposition against himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up. 12:4 You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed 3  in your struggle against sin.

1 tn Grk “having such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us.”

2 sn An allusion to Ps 110:1.

3 tn Grk “until blood.”



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