39 And all these, (A)having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40 God having provided something better for us, that they should not be (B)made perfect apart from us.

The Race of Faith

12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, (C)let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and (D)let us run (E)with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, (F)who for the joy that was set before Him (G)endured the cross, despising the shame, and (H)has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


  1. Hebrews 12:2 originator
  2. Hebrews 12:2 perfecter