An exhortation to constant faith, patience, and godliness.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherfore, let vs also (seyng þt we are compassed with so great a multitude of witnesses) laye awaye all that presseth doune, and the synne þt hangeth so fast on, let vs runne with pacience vnto the battayle þt is set before vs, Hebrews 12:2 lookyng vnto Iesus þe captayne & finissher of our fayth, which (for the ioye þt was set before him) abode the crosse, & despised the shame, & is set downe on the ryghte hande of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:3 Consyder therfore, how þt he endured such speakinge agaynst hym of synners lest ye shuld be weryed and faynte in your mindes. Hebrews 12:4 For ye haue not yet resysted vnto bloud, striuynge agaynst synne. Hebrews 12:5 And haue forgotten the exhortacion, which speaketh vnto you as vnto children? my sonne, despyse not thou þe chastening of the Lord, nether faynt, when þu art rebuked of hym: Hebrews 12:6 for whom þe Lorde loueth, hym he chasteneth: yee, he scourgeth euery sonne þt he receaueth. Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God offereth him selfe vnto you as vnto sonnes. What sonne is he whom the father chasteneth not? Hebrews 12:8 If ye be not vnder correccion (where of all are part takers) then are ye bastardes, and not sonnes. Hebrews 12:9 Therfore seyng we haue had fathers of our flesshe which corrected vs, & we gaue them reuerence: shall we not moch rather be in subieccion vnto the father of spirites, & lyue? Hebrews 12:10 And they verely for a feaw dayes, nurtred vs after theyr awne pleasure: but he nurteth vs for our profit, to the intent that he maye mynister of his holynes vnto vs. Hebrews 12:11 No maner chastisyng for the present tyme semeth to be ioyous, but greueous: neuertheles afterwarde, it bringeth þe quyet frute of ryghtewesnes, vnto them which are exercysed therby. Hebrews 12:12 Stretch forth therfore þe handes which were let downe, and the weake knees: Hebrews 12:13 and se that ye haue strayght steppes vnto youre fete, lest eny halting turne you out of the waye: yee let it rather be healed. Hebrews 12:14 Folow peace with all men and holynes: with out the which no man shall se þe Lorde. Hebrews 12:15 And loke, þt no man be destitute of the grace of god, lest anye roote of bytternes spryng vp and trouble, & therby many be defyled: Hebrews 12:16 þt ther be no fornicator, or vncleane person, as Esau whych for one mease of meate solde his byrthryght. Hebrews 12:17 For ye knowe how that afterwarde when he wolde by inheretaunce haue optayned blessyng, he was put by, For he founde no place of repentaunce, though he sought it with teares. Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come vnto the mounte þt is touched, & vnto burnyng fyre, nor vnto storme, & darcknes, and tempestes of wedder, Hebrews 12:19 and sounde of a trompe, and the voyce of wordes: which voyce, they (that hearde it) wysshed awaye, that the communicacyon shuld not be spoken to them, Hebrews 12:20 For they coulde not abyde that which was commaunded. If a beast touche the mountayne, it shall be stoned, or thrust thorow with a darte: Hebrews 12:21 so terrible was þe syght which appeared. Moses sayde: I feare and quake.
A commendation of the New Testament above the Old.
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come vnto the mount Syon, and to the citye of the liuynge God, the celestiall Ierusalem: and to an innumerable syght of angels, Hebrews 12:23 and vnto the congregacion of the fyrst borne sonnes; whych are wrytten in heauen, and to God, the iudge of all, & to the spretes of iust and parfecte men, Hebrews 12:24 and to Iesus the mediator of the new testament, & to the sprincklynge of bloud that speaketh better then the bloud of Abel. Hebrews 12:25 Se that ye despyse not hym, þt speaketh. For yf they escaped not, whych refused him that spake on erth: moch more shall we not escape, yf we turne awaye from hym, that speaketh from heauen: Hebrews 12:26 whose voyce then shoke the erth, and now hath declared sayinge: yet once more will I shake, not þe erth onely, but also heauen. Hebrews 12:27 Where as he sayth: yet once more, it signifyeth the remouyng awaye of those thynges which are shaken as of thinges which haue ended their course: that the thynges which are not shaken, maye remayne. Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore, yf we receaue the kyngdome which can not be moued, we haue grace, wherby we maye so serue God, and that we maye please hym with reuerence and godly feare. Hebrews 12:29 For oure God is a consumyng fyre.