Parallel Verses

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.

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] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who having been offered joy, endured the cross , despising the shame and was seated 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

Images Hebrews 12:2

Context Readings

The Example Of Jesus' Suffering

1 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, 2 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. 3 For consider him who has endured so great a contradiction of sinners against himself, in order that you may not become weary, fainting in your souls.


Cross References

Hebrews 1:3

who being the brightness of his glory, and the character of his person, and holding up all things by the word of his power, having made purgation of the sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Luke 24:26

Did it not behoove Christ to suffer, and to enter into His glory?

Luke 24:26

Did it not behoove Christ to suffer, and to enter into His glory?

Matthew 16:21

And from this time Jesus began to show to His disciples, that it behooves Him to go away to Jerusalem, and to suffer many things from the elders and the chief priest and the scribes, and to be killed, and rise the third day.

Matthew 20:28

as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His soul a ransom for many.

Acts 5:31

Him hath God exalted at His own right hand, a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance and remission of sins to Israel.

Ephesians 5:2

and walk about in divine love, as Christ also loved you, and gave himself for you, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweet savor.

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18-11

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18-8

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18-20

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18-7

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18-7

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18-12

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ indeed once died for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, indeed being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in spirit:

Matthew 20:18-20

Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes; and they will condemn Him to death,

Matthew 26:67-68

They spat in His face, and buffeted Him: and they slapped Him,

Matthew 27:27-50

Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the judgment hall, gathered to Him the whole band.

Mark 9:12

He responding said to them, Elijah indeed having first come, restores all things: and how has it been written in reference to the Son of man, that he should suffer many things, and be set at naught?

Mark 9:24

And immediately the father of the child crying out with tears, continued to say, I believe; assist thou my unbelief.

Mark 14:36

And He said, Father, Father, all things are possible to thee; take this cup from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.

Luke 17:5

And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.

Luke 23:11

But Herod along with his soldiers having indeed treated Him with contempt, and mocked Him, putting on Him a scarlet robe, sent Him back to Pilate.

Luke 23:35-39

The people stood looking: and the rulers were even mocking with themselves, saying, He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is the Christ, the elect of God.

John 1:29

On the following day he sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world.

John 6:40

For this is the will of my Father, that every one seeing the Son, and believing on Him, may have eternal life; and I will raise him up in the last day.

John 8:56

Abraham, our father, rejoiced that he might see my day; he saw it, and was glad.

John 12:24

Truly, truly, I say unto you, Unless the grain of wheat having fallen into the ground may die, it remains alone; but if it may die, it produces much fruit.

John 12:27-28

Now my soul is troubled; and what do I say? Father, save me from this hour. But on this account I came to this hour.

John 12:32

And if I may be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men towards me.

John 13:3

knowing that the Father has given all things into His hands, and He came out from God, and is going away to God,

John 13:31-32

Then when he went out, Jesus says, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him.

John 17:1-4

Jesus spoke these words; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, said, Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son, in order that the Son may glorify thee:

Acts 2:25-26

For David says in reference to him, I foresaw my Lord always before me, because he is on my right hand, in order that I may not be moved.

Acts 2:36

Then let all the house of Israel assuredly know that God hath made this same Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Acts 5:41

Then they departed from the face of the sanhedrim, rejoicing indeed, because they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of his name.

1 Corinthians 1:7-8

so that you are deficient in no spiritual gift; awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 2:16

and that he may reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity on in.

Philippians 1:6

having confidence as to this same thing, that the one having begun a good work in you will perfect it unto the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 2:8-11

he humbled himself, being obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross.

Philippians 3:20

For our citizenship is in the heavens; whence we are indeed looking for our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Timothy 4:8

finally there is a crown of righteousness laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me in that day: not only to me, but to all those who with divine love, do love his appearing.

Titus 2:13-14

looking for the blessed hope even the appearing of the glory of our great God and our Saviour Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 1:13

And to which one of the angels has he at any time said, Sit thou on my right hand, until I may make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet?

Hebrews 2:7-10

Thou didst humiliate him somewhat comparatively with the angels; thou didst crown him with glory and honor;

Hebrews 5:9

and having been made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation to all those who obey him;

Hebrews 7:19

for the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh unto God.

Hebrews 8:1

But in addition to the things which having been spoken this is the principal thing: We have such a high priest, who sat on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,

Hebrews 9:28

so also Christ, having once been offered up to bear away the sins of many, will appear the second time apart from sin unto salvation to those expecting him.

Hebrews 10:5-12

Therefore, coming into the world, he says; Sacrifice an offering thou willest not, but thou hast perfected for me a body:

Hebrews 10:14

For by one offering he has forever perfected the sanctified.

Hebrews 10:33

both indeed in reproaches and tribulations being exposed as a theater, and having become the companions of those being thus exercised.

Hebrews 11:36

and others received the trial of scourgings and mockings, and still of bonds and imprisonment:

Hebrews 12:3

For consider him who has endured so great a contradiction of sinners against himself, in order that you may not become weary, fainting in your souls.

Hebrews 13:13

Therefore let us go forth to him without the camp, bearing his reproach;

1 Peter 1:11

searching into what, or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ who was in them, witnessing the sufferings towards Christ, and the glories after these, did show:

1 Peter 2:23-24

who, being reviled, reviled not again; suffering, he threatened not, but gave up to the one judging righteously:

1 Peter 3:22

who is on the right hand of God, having gone up into heaven; angels and authorities and powers being subordinated unto him.

1 Peter 4:14-16

If you suffer reproach in the name of Christ, happy are you, because the spirit of the glory and the spirit of God rest on you.

1 John 1:1-3

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have beheld, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of the life;

Jude 1:21

keep yourselves in the divine love of God, receiving the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Revelation 1:8

I am Alpha and Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was, and who is coming, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:11

saying, Write what you are seeing in a book, and send it to the seven churches; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Revelation 1:17

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man; and he laid his right hand on me, saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Revelation 2:8

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; The first and the last, who was dead, and is alive, says these things:

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