Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Having our eyes fixed on Jesus, the guide and end of our faith, who went through the pains of the cross, not caring for the shame, because of the joy which was before him, and who has now taken his place at the right hand of God's seat of power.

New American Standard Bible

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

King James Version

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

Looking to Jesus the pathfinder and perfecter of the faith, who, against the joy set before him, endured a cross, having despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

American Standard Version

looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Amplified

[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].

An Understandable Version

We should fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and completer of the [or, "our"] faith. [Note: Jesus is here pictured as the one who completely fulfills the life of faith, or who provides us with the ability to live such a life]. [And] because He could look forward to joy, He endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right side of God's throne.

Anderson New Testament

looking to Jesus the author and finisher of the faith, who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Common New Testament

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.

Darby Translation

looking stedfastly on Jesus the leader and completer of faith: who, in view of the joy lying before him, endured the cross, having despised the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Godbey New Testament

looking unto Jesus the beginner and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy that was placed before him, endured the cross, looking with contempt at the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

fixing our eyes upon Jesus, our leader and example in faith, who in place of the happiness that belonged to him, submitted to a cross, caring nothing for its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

John Wesley New Testament

who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right-hand of the throne of God.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

Looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the originator and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Modern King James verseion

looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right of the throne of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, which for the joy that was set before him, abode the cross, and despised the shame, and is set down on the righthand of the throne of God.

Moffatt New Testament

our eyes fixed upon Jesus as the pioneer and the perfection of faith ??upon Jesus who, in order to reach his own appointed joy, steadily endured the cross, thinking nothing of its shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Montgomery New Testament

looking unto Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured a cross, despising shame, and has now taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

NET Bible

keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

New Heart English Bible

looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Noyes New Testament

looking to the author and perfecter of the faith, Jesus, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Sawyer New Testament

looking to the chief guide and perfecter of the faith, Jesus, who for the joy set before him despised the shame and endured the cross, and sat down on the right hand of God.

The Emphasized Bible

Looking away unto our faith's Princely-leader and perfecter, Jesus, - who, in consideration of the joy lying before him, endured a cross, shame, despising! And, on the right hand of the throne of God, hath taken his seat.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

earnestly looking up to Jesus the author and the finisher of faith; who, for the joy set before him, endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

our eyes fixed upon Jesus, the Leader and perfect Example of our faith, who, for the joy that lay before him, endured the cross, heedless of its shame, and now 'has taken his seat at the right hand' of the throne of God.

Webster

Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Weymouth New Testament

simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.

Williams New Testament

keeping our eyes on Jesus, the perfect leader and example of faith, who, instead of the joy which lay before Him, endured the cross with no regard for its shame, and since has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

World English Bible

looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Worrell New Testament

looking away to the Author and Perfecter of our faith, Jesus; Who, in consideration of the joy lying before Him, endured the cross, despising shame, and hath taken a seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Worsley New Testament

looking unto Jesus the leader and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

looking to the author and perfecter of faith -- Jesus, who, over-against the joy set before him -- did endure a cross, shame having despised, on the right hand also of the throne of God did sit down;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀφοράω 
Aphorao 
Usage: 1

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

the author
ἀρχηγός 
Archegos 
Usage: 4

and


τε 
Te 
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, both, then, whether, even, also, not tr s
Usage: 0
Usage: 170

τελειωτής 
Teleiotes 
Usage: 1

of
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

who
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

for
ἀντί 
Anti 
for, because 9, for ... cause, therefore 9, in the room of
Usage: 14

the joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

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

him

Usage: 0

ὑπομένω 
Hupomeno 
Usage: 14

the cross
σταυρός 
Stauros 
Usage: 22

καταφρονέω 
Kataphroneo 
Usage: 6

the shame
αἰσχύνη 
Aischune 
Usage: 4

is set down
καθίζω 
Kathizo 
Usage: 30

at
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the right hand
δεξιός 
Dexios 
Usage: 36

of the throne
θρόνος 
Thronos 
Usage: 52

Context Readings

The Example Of Jesus' Suffering

1 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, 2 Having our eyes fixed on Jesus, the guide and end of our faith, who went through the pains of the cross, not caring for the shame, because of the joy which was before him, and who has now taken his place at the right hand of God's seat of power. 3 Give thought to him who has undergone so much of the hate of sinners against himself, so that you may not be tired and feeble of purpose.


Cross References

Hebrews 1:3

Who, being the outshining of his glory, the true image of his substance, supporting all things by the word of his power, having given himself as an offering making clean from sins, took his seat at the right hand of God in heaven;

Luke 24:26

Was it not necessary for the Christ to go through these things, and to come into his glory?

Isaiah 53:3

Men made sport of him, turning away from him; he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease; and like one from whom men's faces are turned away, he was looked down on, and we put no value on him.

Matthew 16:21

From that time Jesus went on to make clear to his disciples how he would have to go up to Jerusalem, and undergo much at the hands of those in authority and the chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and the third day come again from the dead.

Matthew 20:28

Even as the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.

Acts 5:31

Him God has put on high at his right hand, as a Ruler and a Saviour, to give to Israel a change of heart and forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 5:2

And be living in love, even as Christ had love for you, and gave himself up for us, an offering to God for a perfume of a sweet smell.

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit;

Psalm 16:9-11

Because of this my heart is glad, and my glory is full of joy: while my flesh takes its rest in hope.

Psalm 22:6-8

But I am a worm and not a man; cursed by men, and looked down on by the people.

Psalm 69:19-20

You have seen my shame, how I was laughed at and made low; my haters are all before you.

Psalm 110:1

The Lord said to my lord, Be seated at my right hand, till I put all those who are against you under your feet.

Psalm 138:8

The Lord will make all things complete for me: O Lord, your mercy is eternal; do not give up the works of your hands.

Isaiah 8:17

And I will be waiting for the Lord, whose face is veiled from the house of Jacob, and I will be looking for him.

Isaiah 31:1

Cursed are those who go down to Egypt for help, and who put their faith in horses; looking to war-carriages for salvation, because of their numbers; and to horsemen, because they are very strong; but they are not looking to the Holy One of Israel, or turning their hearts to the Lord;

Isaiah 45:22

Let your hearts be turned to me, so that you may have salvation, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.

Isaiah 49:6-7

It is not enough for one who is my servant to put the tribes of Jacob again in their place, and to get back those of Israel who have been sent away: my purpose is to give you as a light to the nations, so that you may be my salvation to the end of the earth.

Isaiah 50:6-7

I was offering my back to those who gave me blows, and my face to those who were pulling out my hair: I did not keep my face covered from marks of shame.

Isaiah 53:10-12

And the Lord was pleased ... see a seed, long life, ... will do well in his hand. ...

Micah 7:7

But as for me, I am looking to the Lord; I am waiting for the God of my salvation: the ears of my God will be open to me.

Zechariah 12:10

And I will send down on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of prayer; and their eyes will be turned to the one who was wounded by their hands: and they will be weeping for him as for an only son, and their grief for him will be bitter, like the grief of one sorrowing for his oldest son.

Matthew 20:18-20

See, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be given into the hands of the chief priests and scribes; and they will give orders for him to be put to death,

Matthew 26:67-68

Then they put shame on him, and were cruel to him: and some gave him blows, saying,

Matthew 27:27-50

Then the ruler's armed men took Jesus into the open square, and got all their band together.

Mark 9:12

And he said to them, Truly, Elijah does come first, and puts all things in order; and how is it said in the Writings that the Son of man will go through much sorrow and be made as nothing?

Mark 9:24

Straight away the father of the child gave a cry, saying, I have faith; make my feeble faith stronger.

Mark 14:36

And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: but even so let not my pleasure, but yours be done.

Luke 17:5

And the twelve said to the Lord, Make our faith greater.

Luke 23:11

And Herod, with the men of his army, put shame on him and made sport of him, and dressing him in shining robes, he sent him back to Pilate.

Luke 23:35-39

And the people were looking on. And the rulers made sport of him, saying, He was a saviour of others; let him do something for himself, if he is the Christ, the man of God's selection.

John 1:29

The day after, John sees Jesus coming to him and says, See, here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 6:40

This, I say, is my Father's pleasure, that everyone who sees the Son and has faith in him may have eternal life: and I will take him up on the last day.

John 8:56

Your father Abraham was full of joy at the hope of seeing my day: he saw it and was glad.

John 12:24

Truly I say to you, If a seed of grain does not go into the earth and come to an end, it is still a seed and no more; but through its death it gives much fruit.

John 12:27-28

Now is my soul troubled; and what am I to say? Father, keep me from this hour. No: for this purpose have I come to this hour.

John 12:32

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will make all men come to me.

John 13:3

Jesus, being conscious that the Father had put everything into his hands, and that he came from God and was going to God,

John 13:31-32

Then when he had gone out, Jesus said, Now is glory given to the Son of man, and God is given glory in him.

John 17:1-4

Jesus said these things; then, lifting his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the time has now come; give glory to your Son, so that the Son may give glory to you:

Acts 2:25-26

For David said of him, I saw the Lord before my face at all times, for he is at my right hand, so that I may not be moved:

Acts 2:36

For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.

Acts 5:41

So they went away from the Sanhedrin, happy to undergo shame for the Name.

1 Corinthians 1:7-8

So that having every grace you are living in the hope of the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 2:16

And that the two might come into agreement with God in one body through the cross, so putting an end to that division.

Philippians 1:6

For I am certain of this very thing, that he by whom the good work was started in you will make it complete till the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 2:8-11

And being seen in form as a man, he took the lowest place, and let himself be put to death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 3:20

For our country is in heaven; from where the Saviour for whom we are waiting will come, even the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Timothy 4:8

From now on, the crown of righteousness is made ready for me, which the Lord, the upright judge, Will give to me at that day: and not only to me, but to all those who have had love for his revelation.

Titus 2:13-14

Looking for the glad hope, the revelation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;

Hebrews 1:13

But of which of the angels has he said at any time, Take your seat at my right hand till I put all those who are against you under your feet?

Hebrews 2:7-10

You made him a little lower than the angels; you gave him a crown of glory and honour, and made him ruler over all the works of your hands:

Hebrews 5:9

And when he had been made complete, he became the giver of eternal salvation to all those who are under his orders;

Hebrews 7:19

(Because the law made nothing complete), and in its place there is a better hope, through which we come near to God.

Hebrews 8:1

Now of the things we are saying this is the chief point: We have such a high priest, who has taken his place at the right hand of God's high seat of glory in heaven,

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ, having at his first coming taken on himself the sins of men, will be seen a second time, without sin, by those who are waiting for him, for their salvation.

Hebrews 10:5-12

So that when he comes into the world, he says, You had no desire for offerings, but you made a body ready for me;

Hebrews 10:14

Because by one offering he has made complete for ever those who are made holy.

Hebrews 10:33

In part, in being attacked by angry words and cruel acts, before the eyes of everyone, and in part, in being united with those who were attacked in this way.

Hebrews 11:36

And others were tested by being laughed at or by blows, and even with chains and prisons:

Hebrews 12:3

Give thought to him who has undergone so much of the hate of sinners against himself, so that you may not be tired and feeble of purpose.

Hebrews 13:13

Let us then go out to him outside the circle of the tents, taking his shame on ourselves.

1 Peter 1:11

Attempting to see what sort of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them was pointing to, when it gave witness to the pains which Christ would undergo and the glories which would come after them.

1 Peter 2:23-24

To sharp words he gave no sharp answer; when he was undergoing pain, no angry word came from his lips; but he put himself into the hands of the judge of righteousness:

1 Peter 3:22

Who has gone into heaven, and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been put under his rule.

1 Peter 4:14-16

If men say evil things of you because of the name of Christ, happy are you; for the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you.

1 John 1:1-3

That which was from the first, which has come to our ears, and which we have seen with our eyes, looking on it and touching it with our hands, about the Word of life

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for life eternal through the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:8

I am the First and the Last, says the Lord God who is and was and is to come, the Ruler of all.

Revelation 1:11

Saying, What you see, put in a book, and send it to the seven churches; to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Revelation 1:17

And when I saw him, I went down on my face at his feet as one dead. And he put his right hand on me, saying, Have no fear; I am the first and the last and the Living one;

Revelation 2:8

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna say: These things says the first and the last, who was dead and is living:

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