Parallel Verses

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,

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,

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,

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

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Devotionals about Hebrews 12:1

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Context Readings

The Example Of Jesus' Suffering

1 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, 2 fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Cross References

Luke 21:34

"Constantly be on your guard so that your hearts will not be loaded down with self-indulgence, drunkenness, and the worries of this life, or that day will take you by surprise

Matthew 10:37-38

"The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.

Luke 8:14-15

The ones that fell among the thorn bushes are the people who listen, but as they go on their way they are choked by the worries, wealth, and pleasures of life, and their fruit doesn't mature.

Luke 14:26-33

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, as well as his own life, he can't be my disciple.

Romans 13:11-14

This is necessary because you know the times it's already time for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Since we have these promises, dear friends, let's cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit by becoming mature in our holy fear of God.

Galatians 5:7

You were running the race beautifully. Who cut in on you and stopped you from obeying the truth?

Ephesians 4:22-24

Regarding your former way of life, you were taught to strip off your old nature, which is being ruined by its deceptive desires,

Philippians 2:16

as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.

Philippians 3:10-14

I want to know the Messiah what his resurrection power is like and what it means to share in his sufferings by becoming like him in his death,

Colossians 3:5-8

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 10:35-39

So don't lose your confidence, since it holds a great reward for you.

1 John 2:15-16

Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If anyone persists in loving the world, the Father's love is not in him.

Revelation 3:10

Because you have obeyed my command to endure, I will keep you from the hour of testing that is coming to the whole world to test those living on the earth.

Matthew 24:13

But the person who endures to the end will be saved.

Luke 9:59-62

He told another man, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

Luke 12:15

Then he told them, "Be careful to guard yourselves against every kind of greed, because a person's life doesn't consist of the amount of possessions he has."

Luke 16:28

because I have five brothers to warn them, so that they won't end up in this place of torture, too.'

Luke 18:22-25

When Jesus heard this, he told him, "You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."

John 3:32

He testifies about what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony.

John 4:39

Now many of the Samaritans of that town believed in Jesus because the woman had testified, "He told me everything I've ever done."

John 4:44

since Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

Romans 2:7

eternal life to those who strive for glory, honor, and immortality by patiently doing good;

Romans 5:3-5

Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Romans 8:24-25

For we were saved with this hope in mind. Now a hope that can be observed is not really hope, for who hopes for what can be seen?

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.

2 Timothy 2:4

No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.

Hebrews 6:15

And so he obtained what he had been promised, because he patiently waited for it.

Hebrews 11:2-38

By faith our ancestors won approval.

James 1:3

because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

James 5:7-11

So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious crop from his land, being patient with it until it receives the fall and the spring rains.

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, rid yourselves of every kind of evil and deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.

1 Peter 5:12

Through Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written this short letter to encourage you and to testify that this is to be the true grace of God in which you are to stand firm!

2 Peter 1:6

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

Revelation 1:9

I am John, your brother and partner in the oppression, kingdom, and patience that comes because of Jesus. I was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 13:10

If anyone is to be taken captive, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is a call for endurance and faith of the saints:

Revelation 22:16

"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give this testimony to you for the churches. I am the root and descendant of David, the bright morning star."

Psalm 18:23

I was upright before him, and I kept myself from iniquity.

Isaiah 60:8

"Who are these that fly like clouds, and like doves to their windows?

Ezekiel 38:9

You'll arise suddenly, like a tornado, coming like a windstorm to cover the land, you and all your soldiers with you, along with many nations."'"

Ezekiel 38:16

You'll come up to invade my people Israel like a storm cloud to cover the land. In the last days, Gog, I'll bring you up to invade my land so that the world will learn to know me when I show them how holy I am before their very eyes."'"

Matthew 10:22

You will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the person who endures to the end will be saved.

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