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12 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, 2 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. 3 For nconsider him that endured such ocontradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye oobe wearied and pfaint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted qunto blood, striving against sin. 5 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: 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and tscourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, uGod dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father vchasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, wwhereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 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. 14 lFollow peace with all men, and mholiness, nwithout which no man shall see the Lord: 15 Looking diligently olest any man ||fail of pthe grace of God; qlest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16 Lest there be any rfornicator, or sprofane person, as Esau, twho for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17 For ye know how that afterward, uwhen he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no ||vplace of repentance, though he wsought it carefully with tears.
18 For ye are not come unto xthe mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19 And ythe sound of a trumpet, and yythe voice of words; which voice zthey that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: 20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, aAnd if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 21 And bso terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I cexceedingly fear and quake:) 22 But ye are come unto dmount Sion, and unto ethe city of fthe living God, gthe heavenly Jerusalem, and hto an iinnumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and jchurch of kthe firstborn, lwhich are ||written in heaven, and to mGod the Judge of all, and to nthe spirits of just men omade perfect, 24 And to Jesus pthe mediator of the new ||qcovenant, and to rthe blood of sprinkling, that speaketh sbetter things than tthat of Abel. 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For uif they escaped not vwho refused him that wspake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26 xWhose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, yYet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth zthe removing of those things that ||are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, ||let us have grace, whereby we may aserve God bacceptably with reverence and cgodly fear: 29 For our dGod is ea consuming fire.
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