Hebrews 11:39–12:2

39 These were all commendedc for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised,d 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with use would they be made perfect.f

12 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 rung with perseveranceh the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus,i the pioneerj and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,k scorning its shame,l and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.m

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