Hebrews 12:3
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New International Version
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

King James Bible
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Darby Bible Translation
For consider well him who endured so great contradiction from sinners against himself, that ye be not weary, fainting in your minds.

World English Bible
For consider him who has endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, that you don't grow weary, fainting in your souls.

Young's Literal Translation
for consider again him who endured such gainsaying from the sinners to himself, that ye may not be wearied in your souls -- being faint.

Hebrews 12:3 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For consider him - Αναλογισασθε - ἱνα μη καμητε, ταις ψυχαις - εκλυμενοι· Attentively observe and analyze every part of his conduct, enter into his spirit, examine his motives and object, and remember that, as he acted, ye are called to act; he will furnish you with the same Spirit, and will support you with the same strength. He bore a continual opposition of sinners against himself; but he conquered by meekness, patience, and perseverance: he has left you an example that ye should follow his steps. If ye trust in him, ye shall receive strength; therefore, howsoever great your opposition may be, ye shall not be weary: if ye confide in and attentively look to him, ye shall have continual courage to go on, and never faint in your minds.

Here is a continued allusion to the contenders in the Grecian games, who, when exhausted in bodily strength and courage, yielded the palm to their opponents, and were said καμνειν, to be weary or exhausted; εκλυεσθαι, to be dissolved, disheartened, or to have lost all bravery and courage.

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consider.

Hebrews 12:2 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...

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

1 Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he has done for you.

2 Timothy 2:7,8 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things...

contradiction.

Matthew 10:24,25 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord...

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a drunkard, a friend of publicans and sinners...

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Matthew 15:2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 21:15,16,23,46 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying...

Matthew 22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel...

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Luke 4:28,29 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath...

Luke 5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

Luke 11:15,16,53,54 But some of them said, He casts out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils...

Luke 13:13,14 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God...

Luke 14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them.

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said to him, Master, rebuke your disciples.

Luke 19:40 And he answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

John 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No...

John 8:13,48,49,52,59 The Pharisees therefore said to him, You bore record of yourself; your record is not true...

John 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said to him, Are we blind also?

John 10:20,31-39 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him...

John 12:9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also...

John 12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

John 15:18-24 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying...

lest.

Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

Deuteronomy 20:3 And shall say to them, Hear, O Israel, you approach this day to battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not...

Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Isaiah 40:30,31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall...

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

2 Corinthians 4:1,16 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not...

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 But you, brothers, be not weary in well doing.

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Shaking of Heaven and Earth. December 22.
"Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but heaven" (Hebrews xii. 26- 29). This is one of the royal texts of Scripture. It declares one of those great laws of the kingdom of God which may fulfil itself once and again at many eras and by many methods; which fulfilled itself most gloriously in the first century after Christ; again in the fifth century; again at the time of the Crusades; and again at the great Reformation in the sixteenth century,--and is fulfilling itself again at this very day.
Charles Kingsley—Daily Thoughts,

March 26. "Jesus, the Author and Finisher of Our Faith" (Heb. xii. 2).
"Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. xii. 2). Add to your faith--do not add to yourself. This is where we make the mistake. We must not only enter by faith, but we must advance by faith each step of the way. At every new stage we shall find ourselves as incompetent and unequal for the pressure as before, and we must take the grace and the victory simply by faith. Is it courage? We shall find ourselves lacking in the needed courage; we must claim it by faith. Is it love? Our own love
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Voice of the Blood of Christ
Now, we have in our text "blood" mentioned--two-fold blood. We have the blood of murdered Abel, and the blood of murdered Jesus. We have also two things in the text:--a comparison between the blood of sprinkling, and the blood of Abel; and then a certain condition mentioned. Rather, if we read the whole verse in order to get its meaning, we find that the righteous are spoken of as coming to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than the blood of Abel; so that the condition which will
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Shameful Sufferer
"O love, thou fathomless abyss!" for this love of Christ is indeed measureless and fathomless. None of us can attain unto it. In speaking thereof we feel our own weakness, we cast ourselves upon the strength of the Spirit, but, even then, we feel that we can never attain unto the majesty of this subject. Before we can ever get a right idea of the love of Jesus, we must understand his previous glory in its height of majesty, and his incarnation upon the earth in all its depths of shame. Now, who can
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Cross References
Proverbs 24:10
If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!

Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Hebrews 12:5
And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

1 Peter 2:23
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

Revelation 2:3
You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

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