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Hebrews 12 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:1 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:2 - fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:3 - Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:4 - In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:5 - And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:6 - because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:7 - Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:8 - If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:9 - Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:10 - They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:11 - No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:12 - Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:13 - “Make level paths for your feet,”[fn] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:14 - Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:15 - See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:16 - See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:17 - Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:18 - You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:19 - to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:20 - because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:21 - The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:22 - But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:23 - to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:24 - to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:25 - See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:26 - At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:27 - The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:28 - Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:29 - for our “God is a consuming fire.”[fn]
NIV Footnotes
Prov. 3:11,12 (see Septuagint)
Prov. 4:26
Exodus 19:12,13
See Deut. 9:19.
Haggai 2:6
Deut. 4:24

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