Hebrews: Chapter 12

The Epistle to the Hebrews. The 12th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
12:1 Therefore and we that have so great a cloud of witnesses put to us, do we away all charge, and sin standing about us, and by patience run we to the battle purposed to us, Wherefore let us also (seeing that we are compassed with so great a multitude of witnesses) lay away all that presseth us down, and the sin that hangeth on us, and let us run with patience, unto the battle that is set before us, Wherefore, let us also, seeing that we are compassed with so great a cloud of witnesses, cast away every thing that presseth down, and the sin that hangeth so fast on: let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, & the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience unto the race that is set before us.
12:2 beholding into the maker of faith, and the perfect ender, Jesus; which when joy was purposed to him, suffered the cross, and despised confusion, and sitteth on the right half of the seat of God. 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 right hand of the throne of God. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, and despised the shame, and is set at the right hand of the throne of God. 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.
12:3 Forsooth bethink ye on him that sustained such against-saying of sinful men against himself, that ye be not made weary, failing in your souls. Consider therefore how that he endured such speaking against him of sinners, lest ye should be wearied and faint in your minds. Consider therefore him that endured such speaking against of sinners, lest ye should be wearied and faint in your minds. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
12:4 For ye against-stood not yet unto blood, fighting against sin. For ye have not yet resisted unto blood-shedding, striving against sin. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
12:5 And ye have forgotten the comfort that speaketh to you as to sons, saying, My son, do not thou despise the discipline of the Lord, neither be thou made weary, the while thou art chastised of him. And ye have forgotten the consolation which speaketh unto you, as unto children: My son despise not the chastening of the lord, neither faint when thou art rebuked of him: And ye have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, neither faint when thou art rebuked of him. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
12:6 Forsooth whomever the Lord loveth he chastiseth; forsooth he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. For whom the lord loveth, him he chasteneth: yea, and he scourgeth every son that he receiveth. For whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth: and he scourgeth every son that he receiveth. For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
12:7 Last ye therefore in discipline; God offereth him to you as to sons. For what son is it, whom the father chastiseth not? If ye shall endure chastening, god offereth himself unto you, as unto sons. What son is that whom the father chasteneth not? If ye endure chastening, God offereth himself unto you as unto sons: for what son is it whom the father chasteneth not? If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons: for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
12:8 That if ye be out of discipline, of which all be made partners, then ye be adulterers, and not sons. If ye be not under correction (whereof all are partakers) then are ye bastards and not sons. If therefore ye be without correction, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
12:9 And afterward we had fathers of our flesh, teachers, and we with reverence dreaded them. Whether not much more we shall obey to the Father of spirits, and we shall live? Moreover seeing we had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall not we much rather be in subjection unto the father of spiritual gifts and shall live? Moreover we have had the fathers of our bodies which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: should we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, that we might live? Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live?
12:10 And they soothly in time of few days taught us by their will; forsooth this Father to that thing that is profitable, in receiving the hallowing of him. And they verily for a few days, nurtured us after their own pleasure: but he learneth us unto that which is profitable, that we might receive of his holiness. For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure: but he chasteneth us for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
12:11 And each chastising in this present time seemeth to be not of joy, but of sorrow; but afterward it shall yield fruit of rightwiseness most peaceable to men exercised by it. No manner learning for the present time seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it bringeth the quiet fruit of rightwiseness unto them which therein are exercised. Now no chastising for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: but afterward, it bringeth the quiet fruit of righteousness, unto them which are thereby exercised. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness, unto them which are exercised thereby.
12:12 For which thing raise ye up slow hands, and knees unbound, Stretch forth therefore again the hands which were let down, and the weak knees, Wherefore lift up your hands which hang down, and your weak knees, Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.
12:13 and make rightful goings to your feet; that no man halting err, but more be healed. and see that ye have straight steps unto your feet, lest any halting turn out of the way: yea, let it rather be healed. And make straight steps unto your feet, lest that which is halting, be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.
12:14 Follow ye peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see God. Embrace peace with all men, and holiness: without the which, no man shall see the lord. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without the which no man shall see the Lord. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
12:15 Beholding that no man fail to the grace of God, that no root of bitterness burrowing upward hinder us, and by it be many men defouled; And see that no man be destitute of the grace of god, lest any root of bitterness spring up and trouble: and thereby many be defiled. Take heed, that no man fall away from the grace of God: let no root of bitterness spring up and trouble you, lest thereby many be defiled. Looking diligently, lest any man fail of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up, trouble you, and thereby many be defiled:
12:16 that no man be lecher, or unholy, as Esau, the which for one meal’s meat sold his first things. That there be no fornicator, or unclean person, as Esau, which for one breakfast sold his right that belonged unto him, in that he was the eldest brother. Let there be no fornicator, or profane person as Esau, which for a portion of meat sold his birth right. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
12:17 For know ye, that afterward he coveting to inherit blessing, was reproved. For he found not place of penance, though he sought it with tears. Ye know how that afterward when that he would have inherited the blessing, he was put by. His repentance found no grace, no though he desired that blessing with tears. For ye know how that afterward also when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place to repentance, though he sought the blessing with tears. For ye know how that afterward when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
12:18 Forsooth ye have not come to the fire able to be touched, and able to come to, and to the whirlwind, and mist, and tempest, For ye are not come unto the mount that is touched, and unto burning fire, nor yet to mist and darkness and tempest of weather, For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, nor unto burning fire, nor to blackness and darkness, and tempest, For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
12:19 and sound of the trump, and voice of words; which they that heard, excused them, that the word should not be made to them. neither unto the sound of a trump and the voice of words: which voice they that heard it, wished away, that the communication should not be spoken to them. Neither unto the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which they that heard it, excused themselves, that the word should not be spoken to them any more. And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which voice they that heard, entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more.
12:20 For they bare not that that was said, And if a beast touched the hill, it shall be stoned. For they were not able to abide that which was spoken. If a beast had touched the mountain, it must have been stoned, or thrust through with a dart: (For they were not able to abide that which was commanded, Yea, though a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: For they could not endure that which was commanded: And if so much as a beast touch the Mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart.
12:21 And so dreadful it was that was seen, that Moses said, I am afeared, and full of trembling. even so terrible was the sight which appeared. Moses said I fear and quake. And so terrible was the sight which appeared, that Moses said, I fear & quake.) And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear, and quake.
12:22 But ye have come nigh to the hill Sion, and to the city of living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the multitude of many thousand angels, But ye are come unto the mount Sion, and to the city of the living god, the celestial Jerusalem: and to an innumerable sight of angels, But ye are come unto the mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the celestial Jerusalem, and to the company of innumerable Angels, But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of Angels:
12:23 and to the church of the first men, which be written in heavens, and to God, doomsman of all, and to the spirits of just perfect men, and unto the congregation of the firstborn sons, which are written in heaven, and to god the judge of all, and to the spirits of Just and perfect men, And to the congregation of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, & to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just and perfect men, To the general assembly, and Church of the firstborn which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect:
12:24 and to Jesus, mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood, better speaking than Abel’s blood. and to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood that speaketh better than the blood of Abel. And to Jesus the Mediator of the new Testament, & to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better things than that of Abel. And to Jesus the mediator of the new Covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
12:25 See ye, that ye refuse not the speaker; if forsooth they escaped not refused him that spake on earth, much more we that turn away from him that speaketh to us from heavens. See that ye despise not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not which refused him that spake on earth: Much more shall we not escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: See that ye despise not him that speaketh: for if they escaped not which refused him, that spake on earth: much more shall we not escape, if we turn away from him, that speaketh from heaven. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh: for if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven.
12:26 Whose voice then moved the earth, but now he again promiseth, saying, Yet once and I shall move not only the earth, but also heaven. whose voice then shook the earth, and now declareth saying: yet once more will I shake, not the earth only, but also heaven. Whose voice then shook the earth, and now hath declared, saying, Yet once more will I shake, not the earth only, but also heaven. Whose voice then shook the earth, but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
12:27 And that he saith, Yet once, he declareth the translation of moveable things, as of made things, that those things dwell, that be unmoveable. No doubt that same that he saith, yet once more, signifieth the removing away of those things which are shaken, as of things which have ended their course: that the things which are not shaken may remain. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things, which are shaken, as of things which are made with hands, that the things which are not shaken, may remain. And this word Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
12:28 Therefore we receiving the kingdom unmoveable, have we grace, by which serve we pleasing to God with dread and reverence. Wherefore if we receive the kingdom which is not moved, we have grace, whereby we may serve god and please him with reverence and godly fear. Wherefore seeing we receive a kingdom, which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may so serve God, that we may please him with reverence and fear. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear.
12:29 For why our God is fire wasting. For our god is consuming fire. For even our God is a consuming fire. For our God is a consuming fire.
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