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Hebrews 10:36-39

10:36 For you need endurance in order to do God’s will and so receive what is promised. 1  10:37 For just a little longer 2  and he who is coming will arrive and not delay. 3  10:38 But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, I 4  take no pleasure in him. 5  10:39 But we are not among those who shrink back and thus perish, but are among those who have faith and preserve their souls. 6 

Hebrews 12:1-3

The Lord’s Discipline

12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, 7  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. 8  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.

1 tn Grk “the promise,” referring to the thing God promised, not to the pledge itself.

2 sn A quotation from Isa 26:20.

3 sn A quotation from Hab 2:3.

4 tn Grk “my soul.”

5 sn A quotation from Hab 2:4.

6 tn Grk “not…of shrinking back to perdition but of faith to the preservation of the soul.”

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

8 sn An allusion to Ps 110:1.

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