Hebrews 12:1
Good News Translation
As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.

Contemporary English Version
Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won't let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:

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And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:

seeing.

Hebrews 11:2-38 For by this the ancients obtained a testimony. . . .

a cloud.

Isaiah 60:8 Who are these, that fly as clouds, and as doves to their windows?

Ezekiel 38:9,16 And thou shalt go up and come like a storm, and like a cloud to cover the land, thou and all thy bands and many people with thee. . . .

witnesses.

Luke 16:28 That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.

John 3:32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: and no man receiveth his testimony.

John 4:39,44 Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in him, for the word of the woman giving testimony: He told me all things whatsoever I have done. . . .

1 Peter 5:12 By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand.

Revelation 22:16 I, Jesus, have sent my angel, to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and stock of David, the bright and morning star.

let us lay.

Matthew 10:37,38 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. . . .

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

Luke 9:59-62 But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord, suffer me first to go and to bury my father. . . .

Luke 12:15 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

Luke 14:26-33 If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. . . .

Luke 18:22-25 Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee. Sell all whatever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me. . . .

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the season, that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. . . .

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.

Ephesians 4:22-24 To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error. . . .

Colossians 3:5-8 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols. . . .

1 Timothy 6:9,10 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .

2 Timothy 2:4 No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses: that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself.

1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying away all malice and all guile and dissimulations and envies and all detractions,

1 Peter 4:2 That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God.

1 John 2:15,16 Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. . . .

and the sin.

Hebrews 10:35-39 Do not therefore lose your confidence which hath a great reward. . . .

Psalm 18:23 And I shall be spotless with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity.

and let us.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain. . . .

Galatians 5:7 You did run well. What hath hindered you, that you should not obey the truth?

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ: because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

Philippians 3:10-14 That I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings: being made conformable to his death, . . .

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith.

with patience.

Hebrews 6:15 And so patiently enduring he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 10:36 For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience.

Romans 2:7 To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life:

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so: but we glory also in tribulation, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; . . .

Romans 8:24,25 For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen is not hope. For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for? . . .

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer.

James 1:3 Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience

James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till he receive the early and latter rain. . . .

2 Peter 1:6 And in knowledge, abstinence: and in abstinence, patience: and in patience, godliness:

Revelation 1:9 I, John, your brother and your partner in tribulation and in the kingdom and patience in Christ Jesus, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Revelation 13:10 He that shall lead into captivity shall go into captivity: he that shall kill by the sword must be killed by the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Context
The Call to Endurance
1And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: 2Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who, having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.…
Cross References
Romans 13:12
The night is passed And the day is at hand. Let us, therefore cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain.

1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air.

Galatians 2:2
And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain.

Ephesians 4:22
To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error.

Ephesians 4:25
Wherefore, putting away lying, speak ye the truth, every man with his neighbour. For we are members one of another.

Philippians 1:30
Having the same conflict as that which you have seen in me and now have heard of me.

Hebrews 10:36
For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

1 Peter 5:1
The ancients therefore that are among you, I beseech who am myself also an ancient and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come:

Additional Translations
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us.

Therefore we also, having such a great cloud of witnesses encompassing us, having laid aside every weight and the sin easily entangling, should run with endurance the race lying before us,

Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Let us also therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, run with endurance the race that lies before us,

Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Wherefore, seeing we also are encompassed with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Therefore, surrounded as we are by such a vast cloud of witnesses, let us fling aside every encumbrance and the sin that so readily entangles our feet. And let us run with patient endurance the race that lies before us,

Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set before us,
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