Hebrews 12

Lay bible

1. Wherefore, seeing that all these are so, that we have so great around us, a cloud of witnesses, let us put away every weight and the entanglements of sin, [and] through patience, let us run the race set before us.
2. Focusing on Jesus, who is the very originator and perfecter of the faith; who for the joy set before him, he bore [and ensured] the cross, he despised the shame, and he was made to sit down by the right hand of God.
3. For consider ye, him who ensured this kind of opposition from sinners against himself, so that ye do not grow weary, becoming faint in those souls of yours.
4. For ye have not yet resisted unto blood fighting against sin.
5. And yes have forgotten the exhortation that reasons [and speaks] of you as sons. “My son, despise not the training , neither be ye faint when ye are reproved by him.
6. For him whom the Lord loves, him he instructs, and he scourges every son in whom he has delight .
7. If therefore ye endure discipline, as sons are ye treated by God, for which son is there, who is never disciplined by his father?
8. But if ye are without discipline, of which everyone have become partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9. Moreover, those that are truly our fathers in the flesh, they have disciplined us, and shall we not much more be subject to the Father of Spirits, and live?
10. They indeed, do so for a few days, as it seems fit to them, but he disciplines us for our benefit, so that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11. For now, all discipline is indeed at the time seem not joyous, but rather grievous, but afterwards they are fruit of peacefulness to those who through their vigorous practice in them, have themselves been rewarded in righteousness.
12. Wherefore, in those lazy hands, and those feeble knees, be ye made straight.
13. And make ye straight paths for those feet of yours, so that it become not lame, but rather, heal much sooner.
14. Earnestly seek for peace with everyone, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord.
15. Look diligently to yourselves, lest some of you fall short of the grace of God, let there not be whatsoever, any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and through these many be defiled.
16. Let there be none that fornicates, or is profane as Esau was, who for one meal, gave away his right of the firstborn.
17. For we know this also, that when afterwards he sought to inherit the blessing, he was rejected for it, even when he repented of it, for no place was found for him, although afterwards with tears he sought it back.
18. For ye have not come to a small mountain that can be touched, that is also burning with fire, and cloudiness, and darkness, and tempest.
19. And to sound of trumpet, and voice of the creative words, which those of them who heard them, entreated together that it be not spoken before them any more.
20. For they could not bear what was commanded of them: “If any living creature touched the mountain, it should be stoned [to death], thrust through with a javelin. 21. And thus “I was terrified at his appearance, ” Moses having said, “I exceedingly fear and tremble.”
22. But ye are come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, [to the] heavenly Jerusalem, and innumerable multitude of angels.
23. To the universal assembly, and church of the firstborns who are recorded in heaven, to the judge, the God of all, and to the spirits of righteous [ones] made perfect.
24. And to Jesus, the new covenant mediator, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
25. See ye, that ye do not reject him that speaks. For if they did not escape, who rejected the oracles of the one who was before him [upon the earth], how much more shall we [not escape], if we turn away from the one from heaven.
26. The one at whose voice the earth shook at that time , but now he declared saying, “Yet once more, I shall shake not only the earth, but the heavens also.”
27. And by this, “yet once more”, he signifies that the shaking of the translation, [the overthrow] of that which is shaken, so that what remains is that which cannot be shaken.
28. Wherefore, the kingdom which is unshakable, which cannot be overthrown, is what we have received; let us hold firm to that grace through which we serve God pleasingly, with awe and fear.
29. For indeed our God is a consuming fire.

Completed translation 15:15 pm 22nd March, 2017