Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

King James Version

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

International Standard Version

Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,

A Conservative Version

Therefore we also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, having put off every weight and cleverly entangling sin, let us run by perseverance the contest being set before us.

American Standard Version

Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Amplified

Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,

An Understandable Version

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a large crowd of spectators [Note: Christians are pictured here as being in a crowded arena, performing in the games], we should lay aside every [excessive] weight and sin that so easily entangle us, and with perseverance, we should run the race [of life] that lies before us.

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, since we also have so great a cloud of witnesses lying round about us, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that lies before us,

Bible in Basic English

For this reason, as we are circled by so great a cloud of witnesses, putting off every weight, and the sin into which we come so readily, let us keep on running in the way which is marked out for us,

Common New Testament

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,

Daniel Mace New Testament

Wherefore, since we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin which does so easily embarrass us, and let us pursue with constancy the course that is proposed to us:

Darby Translation

Let us also therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, run with endurance the race that lies before us,

Godbey New Testament

Therefore let us indeed, having around us so great a cloud of witnesses, having laid aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset us, run with patience the race which is set before us,

Goodspeed New Testament

Therefore, let us too, with such a crowd of witnesses about us, throw off every impediment and the entanglement of sin, and run with determination the race for which we are entered,

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which easily besetteth us, and run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, leaving behind all the weight of the sin which surrounds us, let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore we also having such a cloud of witnesses lying round about us, having laid down every weight, and sin easily captivating, by patience we should run the race set before us,

King James 2000

Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, [since] we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, putting aside every weight and {the sin that so easily ensnares us}, let us run with patient endurance the race that has been set before us,

Modern King James verseion

Therefore since we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore let us also - seeing that we are compassed with so great a multitude of witnesses - lay away all that presseth down, and the sin that hangeth on us, and let us run with patience, unto the battle that is set before us,

Moffatt New Testament

Therefore, with all this host of witnesses encircling us, we must strip off every handicap, strip off sin with its clinging folds, to run our appointed course steadily,

Montgomery New Testament

Seeing then that we are encircled with this great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin that clings about us. Let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

NET Bible

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us,

New Heart English Bible

Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Noyes New Testament

Therefore let us also, being surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth easily beset us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us;

Sawyer New Testament

Therefore also we, having so great a cloud of witnesses lying around us, laying aside every impediment and sin which entirely surrounds us, let us run with patience the race set before us,

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore, indeed, seeing that, we also, have encircling us, so great a cloud of witnesses, stripping off every incumbrance and the easily entangling sin, with endurance, let us be running, the race that is lying before us,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

THEREFORE also seeing we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and that most easily besetting sin, let us run with patience the race lying before us,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Seeing, therefore, that there is on every side of us such a throng of witnesses, let us also lay aside everything that hinders us, and the sin that clings about us, and run with patient endurance the race that lies before us,

Webster

Wherefore, seeing we also are encompassed with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore, surrounded as we are by such a vast cloud of witnesses, let us fling aside every encumbrance and the sin that so readily entangles our feet. And let us run with patient endurance the race that lies before us,

Williams New Testament

Therefore, as we have so vast a crowd of spectators in the grandstands, let us throw off every impediment and the sin that easily entangles our feet, and run with endurance the race for which we are entered,

World English Bible

Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Worrell New Testament

Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;

Worsley New Testament

Having therefore so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin that easily besets us, and run with patience the race that is set before us,

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set before us,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τοιγαροῦν 
Toigaroun 
Usage: 2

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

περίκειμαι 
Perikeimai 
be hanged, be bound with, be compassed with, be compassed about with Trans
Usage: 2

so great
τοσοῦτος 
Tosoutos 
so much, so great, so many, so long, as large, these many, so many things
Usage: 17

a cloud
νέφος 
Nephos 
Usage: 1

μάρτυς 
Martus 
Usage: 28

ἀποτίθημι 
Apotithemi 
Usage: 8

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ὄγκος 
Ogkos 
Usage: 1

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

εὐπερίστατος 
Euperistatos 
Usage: 1

us, and let us run
τρέχω 
Trecho 
Usage: 19

with
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ὑπομονή 
Hupomone 
Usage: 26

the race
G73
ἀγών 
Agon 
Usage: 6

πρόκειμαι 
Prokeimai 
be set before, be first, be set forth
Usage: 5

Devotionals

Devotionals about Hebrews 12:1

Devotionals containing Hebrews 12:1

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Context Readings

The Example Of Jesus' Suffering

1 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.


Cross References

Luke 21:34

“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly

Matthew 10:37-38

The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

Luke 8:14-15

As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who, when they have heard, go on their way and are choked with worries, riches, and pleasures of life, and produce no mature fruit.

Luke 14:26-33

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be My disciple.

Romans 13:11-14

Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, dear friends, since we have such promises, let us cleanse ourselves from every impurity of the flesh and spirit, completing our sanctification in the fear of God.

Galatians 5:7

You were running well. Who prevented you from obeying the truth?

Ephesians 4:22-24

You took off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires;

Philippians 2:16

Hold firmly to the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing.

Philippians 3:10-14

My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,

Colossians 3:5-8

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 10:35-39

So don’t throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

Revelation 3:10

Because you have kept My command to endure, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is going to come over the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

Matthew 24:13

But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

Luke 9:59-62

Then He said to another, “Follow Me.”“Lord,” he said, “first let me go bury my father.”

Luke 12:15

He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”

Luke 16:28

because I have five brothers—to warn them, so they won’t also come to this place of torment.’

Luke 18:22-25

When Jesus heard this, He told him, “You still lack one thing: Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”

John 3:32

He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony.

John 4:39

Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.”

John 4:44

Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

Romans 2:7

eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality;

Romans 5:3-5

And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance,

Romans 8:24-25

Now in this hope we were saved, yet hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees?

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.

2 Timothy 2:4

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter.

Hebrews 6:15

And so, after waiting patiently, Abraham obtained the promise.

Hebrews 11:2-38

For our ancestors won God’s approval by it.

James 1:3

knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

James 5:7-11

Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

1 Peter 2:1

So rid yourselves of all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander.

1 Peter 4:2

in order to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires, but for God’s will.

1 Peter 5:12

I have written you this brief letter through Silvanus (I know him to be a faithful brother) to encourage you and to testify that this is the true grace of God. Take your stand in it!

2 Peter 1:6

knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness,

Revelation 1:9

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God’s word and the testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 13:10

If anyone is destined for captivity,
into captivity he goes.
If anyone is to be killed with a sword,
with a sword he will be killed.This demands the perseverance and faith of the saints.

Revelation 22:16

“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.”

Psalm 18:23

I was blameless toward Him
and kept myself from sinning.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these who fly like a cloud,
like doves to their shelters?

Ezekiel 38:9

You, all of your troops, and many peoples with you will advance, coming like a thunderstorm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.

Ezekiel 38:16

You will advance against My people Israel like a cloud covering the land. It will happen in the last days, Gog, that I will bring you against My land so that the nations may know Me, when I show Myself holy through you in their sight.

Matthew 10:22

You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

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