An exhortation to constant faith, patience, and godliness.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherfore let vs also (seynge that we are copased with so great a multitude of witnesses) laye awaye all that presseth doune and the synne that hageth on and let vs rune with paciece vnto the battayle yt is set before vs Hebrews 12:2 lokynge vnto Iesus the auctor and fynnyssher of oure fayth which for the ioye that was set before him abode the crosse and despysed the shame and is set doune on the right honde of ye trone of God. Hebrews 12:3 Consider therfore how that he endured suche speakinge agaynst him of synners lest ye shuld be weried and faynte in youre myndes. Hebrews 12:4 For ye have not yet resisted vnto bloud sheddinge stryvinge agaynst synne. Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the consolacion which speaketh vnto you as vnto chyldren: My sonne despyse not the chastenynge of the Lorde nether faynt when thou arte rebuked of him: Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lorde loveth him he chasteneth: yee and he scourgeth every sonne that he receaveth. Hebrews 12:7 Yf ye endure chastninge God offereth him selfe vnto you as vnto sonnes. What sonne is that whom the father chasteneth not? Hebrews 12:8 If ye be not vnder correccio (where of all are part takers) then are ye bastardes and not sonnes. Hebrews 12:9 Moreover seynge we had fathers of oure flesshe which corrected vs and we gave them reverence: shuld we not moche rather be in subieccion vnto the father of spretuall gyftes that we myght live? Hebrews 12:10 And they verely for a feaue dayes nurtred vs after their awne pleasure: but he learneth vs vnto that which is proffitable that we myght receave of his holines. Hebrews 12:11 No manner chastisynge for the present tyme semeth to be ioyeous but greveous: neverthelesse afterwarde it bryngeth the quyet frute of rightewesnes vnto them which are therin exercysed. Hebrews 12:12 Stretch forthe therfore agayne the hondes which were let doune and the weake knees Hebrews 12:13 and se that ye have strayght steppes vnto youre fete lest eny haltinge turne out of ye waye: yee let it rather be healed. Hebrews 12:14 Embrace peace with all men and holynes: with out the which no man shall se the Lorde. Hebrews 12:15 And looke to that no man be destitue of the grace of God and that no rote of bitternes springe vp and trouble and therby many be defiled: Hebrews 12:16 and that there be no fornicator or vnclene person as Esau which for one breakfast solde his birthright. Hebrews 12:17 Ye knowe how that afterwarde when he wolde have inherited the blessinge he was put by and he foude no meanes to come therby agayne: no though he desyred it with teares. Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come vnto the mounte that can be touched and vnto burninge fyre nor yet to myst and darcknes and tempest of wedder Hebrews 12:19 nether vnto the sounde of a trope and the voyce of wordes: which voyce they that hearde it wisshed awaye that the comunicacion shuld not be spoken to them. Hebrews 12:20 For they were not able to abyde that which was spoken. If a beast had touched the mountayne it must have bene stoned or thrust thorowe with a darte: Hebrews 12:21 eve so terreble was ye sight which appered. Moses sayde I feare and quake.
A commendation of the New Testament above the Old.
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come vnto the moute Sion and to the citie of the livinge god the celestiall Ierusalem: and to an innumerable sight of angels Hebrews 12:23 and vnto the congregacion of ye fyrst borne sonnes which are writte in heven and to God the iudge of all and to the spretes of iust and parfecte men Hebrews 12:24 and to Iesus the mediator of the newe testament and to the spryncklynge of bloud that speaketh better then the bloud of Abell. Hebrews 12:25 Se that ye despise not him yt speaketh. For yf they escaped not which refused him that spake on erth: moche more shall we not escape yf we turne awaye fro him yt speaketh fro heve: Hebrews 12:26 whose voyce the shouke the erth and now declareth sayinge: yet once more will I shake not the erth only but also heven. Hebrews 12:27 No dout yt same that he sayth yet once more signifieth the removinge a waye of those thinges which are shaken as of thinges which have ended their course: that the thynges which are not shaken maye remayne. Hebrews 12:28 Wherfore if we receave a kyngdom which is not moved we have grace wherby we maye serve god and please him with reverence and godly feare. Hebrews 12:29 For oure god is a consumynge fyre.
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