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Hebrews 12:1–13

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, alet us lay aside every weight, and bthe sin which doth so easily beset us, and clet us run dwith patience ethe race that is fset before us, Looking unto Jesus the ||author and gfinisher of our faith; hwho for ithe joy that was fset before him endured kthe cross, despising lthe shame, and mis set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For nconsider him that endured such ocontradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye oobe wearied and pfaint in your minds.

Ye have not yet resisted qunto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten rthe exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, sMy son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor pfaint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and tscourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, uGod dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father vchasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, wwhereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we xgave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto ythe Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us ||after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, zthat we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening afor the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth bthe peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are cexercised thereby. 12 Wherefore delift up fgthe hands which hang down, and ghthe feeble knees; 13 And imake ||straight paths for your feet, jlest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but klet it rather be healed.

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