The Call to Endurance

12 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses(A) surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance(B) the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus,[a] the source and perfecter[b] of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him[c] endured a cross and despised the shame(C) and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 12:2 Or us, looking to Jesus
  2. Hebrews 12:2 Or the founder and completer
  3. Hebrews 12:2 Or who instead of the joy lying before Him; that is, the joy of heaven

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