Parallel Verses

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,

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,

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, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence 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;

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,

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

Context Readings

The Example Of Jesus' Suffering

1 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, 2 Looking in the distance to Jesus the author and completer of the faith; who for the joy laid before him endured the cross, having despised the shame, and sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.


Cross References

Luke 21:34

And attend to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be loaded with dizziness, caused by excess, and drunkenness, and cares of life, and that day come upon you unexpectedly.

Matthew 10:37-38

He loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me; and he loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me.

Luke 8:14-15

And that having fallen into thorns, and they are they having heard, and with cares and riches, and pleasures of life going forth, are choked, and bring not to maturity.

Luke 14:26-33

If any come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, and yet also his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Romans 13:11-14

And this, knowing the time, that already the hour ye should be awakened out of sleep: for now our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do ye not know that they running in a race-course, all truly run, and one receives the prize of combat? Do ye so run, that ye might receive.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore having these declarations, dearly let us cleanse ourselves from all defilements of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Galatians 5:7

Ye were running well; who hindered you not to obey the truth?

Ephesians 4:22-24

For you to put away according to the former mode of life the old man, corrupted according to the eager desires of deceit;

Philippians 2:16

Holding on to the word of life; for boasting to me in the day of Christ, for I ran not in vain, nor was I wearied in vain.

Philippians 3:10-14

To know him, and the power of his rising up, and the mutual participation of his sufferings, being rendered conformable to his death;

Colossians 3:5-8

Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

2 Timothy 4:7

I have contended earnestly the good contest, I have completed the course, I have kept the faith:

Hebrews 10:35-39

Throw not away therefore your freedom of speech, which has great payment of reward.

1 John 2:15-16

Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Revelation 3:10

For thou didst keep the word of my patience, and I will keep thee from the hour of temptation, about to come upon the whole habitable globe, to try them dwelling upon the earth.

Matthew 24:13

But he having persevered to the end, this shall be saved.

Luke 9:59-62

And he said to another, Follow me. And he said, Lord, permit me having gone, first to inter my father.

Luke 12:15

And he said to them, See, and watch yourselves from covetousness: for not in the abounding to any one of his possessions is his life.

Luke 16:28

For I have five brethren; that he might testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Luke 18:22-25

And Jesus having heard these, said to him, Yet one thing fails thee: all whatever thou hast, sell and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

John 3:32

And what he saw and heard, this be testifies: and none receives his testimony.

John 4:39

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him for the woman's word testifying, That he told me all which I ever did.

John 4:44

For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet has no honour in his own country.

Romans 2:7

To them truly by perseverance of the good work they seek glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 5:3-5

And not only, but also we boast in affliction: knowing that affliction works perseverance;

Romans 8:24-25

For by hope were we saved: but hope being seen is not hope: for what any one sees, why does he also hope?

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope; holding out under pressure; persevering in prayer;

1 Timothy 6:9-10

And they wishing to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many eager desires, unwise and hurtful, which sink men into ruin and perdition.

2 Timothy 2:4

None making war is entangled with the affairs of life: that he may please him having enlisted him.

Hebrews 6:15

And so, having endured long, he gained the promise.

Hebrews 11:2-38

For by this were the elders testified of.

James 1:3

Knowing that the proof of your faith works patience.

James 5:7-11

Therefore be longsuffering, brethren, even to the arrival of the Lord. Behold, the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, being longsuffering for it, even till he should receive the early and late rain.

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore setting aside all wickedness, and all artifice, and dissimulation; and envies, and all calumnies,

1 Peter 4:2

That no more to the eager desires of men, but to the will of God, should he live the remaining time in the flesh.

1 Peter 5:12

By Silvanus, to you the faithful brother, as I reckon, I wrote briefly, beseeching, and bearing testimony this to be the true grace of God in which ye stand.

2 Peter 1:6

And in knowledge self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience devotion;

Revelation 1:9

I John, and your brother, and partaker in pressure, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, I was in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 13:10

If any bring together to captivity he shall proceed into captivity: if any shall kill with sword, he shall be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and faith of the holy.

Revelation 22:16

I Jesus sent mine angel to testify these things to you, to the churches. I am the root and stock of David, the shining and morning star.

Psalm 18:23

And I blameless with him, and I will watch myself from mine iniquity.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these? they will fly as a cloud, and as doves to their lattices.

Ezekiel 38:9

Ascending, thou shalt come as a storm, as a cloud to cover the earth shalt thou be and all thy hosts, and many peoples with thee.

Ezekiel 38:16

And coming up upon my people Israel as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the last of the days, and brought thee forth against my land, for the nations to know me in my being consecrated in thee before their eyes, O Gog.

Matthew 10:22

And ye shall be hated by all for my name: and he having remained to the end shall be saved.

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