Hebrews 12:2
Good News Translation
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God's throne.

Contemporary English Version
We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God's throne!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Looking 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.

New American Bible
while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Looking 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.

Looking.

Hebrews 12:3 For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds.

Hebrews 9:28 So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many. The second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation.

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, trusting in horses, and putting their confidence in chariots, because they are many: and in horsemen, because they are very strong: and have not trusted in the Holy One of Israel, and have not sought after the Lord.

Isaiah 45:22 Be converted to me, and you shall be saved, all ye ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other.

Micah 7:7 But I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God, my saviour: my God will hear me.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and of prayers: and they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced: and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for an only son, and they shall grieve over him, as the manner is to grieve for the death of the firstborn.

John 1:29 The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.

John 6:40 And this is the will of my Father that sent me: that every one who seeth the Son and believeth in him may have life everlasting. And I will raise him up in the last day.

John 8:56 Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it and was glad.

Philippians 3:20 But our conversation is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Timothy 4:8 As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

Titus 2:13 Looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, of the word of life. . . .

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto life everlasting.

the author.

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him for whom are all things and by whom are all things, who had brought many children into glory, to perfect the author of their salvation, by his passion.

Mark 9:24 And immediately the father of the boy crying out, with tears said: I do believe, Lord. Help my unbelief.

Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be Prince and Saviour. to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.

*Gr:

Revelation 1:8,11,17 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. . . .

Revelation 2:8 And to the angel of the church of Smyrna write: These things saith the First and the Last, who was dead and is alive:

finisher.

Hebrews 7:19 For the law brought nothing to perfection: but a bringing in of a better hope, by which we draw nigh to God.

Hebrews 10:14 For by one oblation he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

*Gr:

Psalm 138:8 The Lord will repay for me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: O despise not the works of thy hands.

1 Corinthians 1:7,8 So that nothing is wanting to you in any grace, waiting for the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ. . . .

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing: that he who hath begun a good work in you will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus.

for.

Hebrews 2:7-9 Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels: thou hast crowned him with glory and honour and hast set him over the works of thy hands. . . .

Hebrews 5:9 And being consummated, he became, to all that obey him, the cause of eternal salvation:

Psalm 16:9-11 Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover, my flesh also shall rest in hope. . . .

Isaiah 49:6 And he said: It is a small thing that thou shouldst be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to convert the dregs of Israel. Behold, I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles, that thou mayst be my salvation even to the farthest part of the earth.

Isaiah 53:10-12 And the Lord was pleased to bruise him in infirmity: if he shall lay down his life for sin, he shall see a longlived seed, and the will of the Lord shall be prosperous in his hand. . . .

Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and so, to enter into his glory?

John 12:24,32 Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, . . .

John 13:3,31,32 Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands and that he came from God and goeth to God, . . .

John 17:1-4 These things Jesus spoke: and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said: the hour is come. Glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee. . . .

Acts 2:25,26,36 For David saith concerning him: I foresaw the Lord before my face: because he is at my right hand, that I may not be moved. . . .

Philippians 2:8-11 He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross. . . .

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify, when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ and the glories that should follow.

endured.

Hebrews 10:5-12 Wherefore, when he cometh into the world he saith: Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldest not: but a body thou hast fitted to me. . . .

Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to shew to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the ancients and scribes and chief priests, and be put to death, and the third day rise again.

Matthew 20:18,19,20,28 Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes: and they shall condemn him to death. . . .

Matthew 27:31-50 And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him and put on him his own garments and led him away to crucify him. . . .

Mark 14:36 And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.

John 12:27,28 Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause I came unto this hour. . . .

Ephesians 2:16 And might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, killing the enmities in himself.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit,

despising.

Hebrews 10:33 And on the one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations, were made a gazingstock; and on the other, became companions of them that were used in such sort.

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of mockeries and stripes: moreover also of bands and prisons.

Psalm 22:6-8 But I am a worm, and no man: the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. . . .

Psalm 69:19,20 Thou knowest my reproach, and my confusion, and my shame. . . .

Isaiah 49:7 Thus saith the Lord the redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to the soul that is despised, to the nation that is abhorred, to the servant of rulers: Kings shall see, and princes shall rise up, and adore for the Lord's sake, because he is faithful, and for the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen thee.

Isaiah 50:6,7 I have given my body to the strikers, and my cheeks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my face from them that rebuked me, and spit upon me. . . .

Isaiah 53:3 Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not.

Matthew 26:67 Then did they spit in his face and buffeted him. And others struck his face with the palms of their hands,

Matthew 26:68 Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ. Who is he that struck thee?

Matthew 27:27-31,38-44 Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band. . . .

Mark 9:12 Who answering, said to then: Elias, when he shall come first, shall restore all things; and as it is written of the Son of man that he must suffer many things and be despised.

Luke 23:11,35-39 And Herod with his army set him at nought and mocked him, putting on him a white garment: and sent him back to Pilate. . . .

Acts 5:41 And they indeed went from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were accounted worthy to suffer reproach for the name of Jesus.

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not, but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly.

1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be blessed: for that which is of the honour, glory and power of God, and that which is his Spirit resteth upon you. . . .

and is.

Hebrews 1:3,13 Who being the brightness of his glory and the figure of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high: . . .

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such an high priest who is set on the right hand of the throne of majesty in the heavens,

Psalm 110:1 A psalm for David. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

1 Peter 3:22 Who is on the right hand of God, swallowing down death that we might be made heirs of life everlasting: being gone into heaven, the angels and powers and virtues being made subject to him.

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. 3For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds.…
Cross References
Psalm 110:1
A psalm for David. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

Mark 16:19
And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God.

Acts 3:15
But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead: of which we are witnesses.

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

Philippians 2:8
He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross.

Hebrews 1:3
Who being the brightness of his glory and the figure of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high:

Hebrews 2:9
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that, through the grace of God he might taste death for all.

Hebrews 2:10
For it became him for whom are all things and by whom are all things, who had brought many children into glory, to perfect the author of their salvation, by his passion.

Hebrews 13:13
Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

James 2:1
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, with respect of persons.

Additional Translations
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who in view of the joy lying before Him endured the cross, having despised its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

looking stedfastly on Jesus the leader and completer of faith: who, in view of the joy lying before him, endured [the] cross, having despised [the] shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.

looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

looking to the author and perfecter of faith -- Jesus, who, over-against the joy set before him -- did endure a cross, shame having despised, on the right hand also of the throne of God did sit down;
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