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

New Living Translation
Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.

English Standard Version
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Berean Study Bible
Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Berean Literal Bible
For consider fully the One having endured such great hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you shall not grow weary, fainting in your souls.

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

New King James Version
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

New American Standard Bible
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

NASB 1995
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

NASB 1977
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.

Amplified Bible
Just consider and meditate on Him who endured from sinners such bitter hostility against Himself [consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Christian Standard Bible
For consider him who endured such hostility from sinners against himself, so that you won’t grow weary and give up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart.

American Standard Version
For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against himself, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, therefore, how much he endured from sinners, those who were themselves opponents to their own souls, so that you do not become careless in yourselves, neither weaken your souls.

Contemporary English Version
So keep your mind on Jesus, who put up with many insults from sinners. Then you won't get discouraged and give up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds.

English Revised Version
For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against themselves, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls.

Good News Translation
Think of what he went through; how he put up with so much hatred from sinners! So do not let yourselves become discouraged and give up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Think about Jesus, who endured opposition from sinners, so that you don't become tired and give up.

International Standard Version
Think about the one who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you may not become tired and give up.

Literal Standard Version
for again consider Him who endured such contradiction from the sinners to Himself, that you may not be wearied in your souls—being faint.

NET Bible
Think of him who endured such opposition against himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up.

New Heart English Bible
For consider him who has endured such hostility from sinners against himself, so that you may not become tired and give up.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, if you would escape becoming weary and faint-hearted, compare your own sufferings with those of Him who endured such hostility directed against Him by sinners.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Call to Endurance
2Let 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. 3 Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.…

Cross References
Proverbs 24:10
If you faint in the day of distress, how small is your strength!

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Hebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not take lightly the discipline of the Lord, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you.

1 Peter 2:23
When they heaped abuse on Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats, but entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.

Revelation 2:3
Without growing weary, you have persevered and endured many things for the sake of My name.


Treasury of Scripture

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

consider.

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto 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.

Hebrews 3:1
Wherefore, holy brethren, 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 hath done for you.

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 winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

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

lest.

Hebrews 12:5
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Deuteronomy 20:3
And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;

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









(3) The figure of the race is still continued, "For unless ye thus look unto Jesus ye will grow weary."

Consider.--Literally, compare; place your sufferings by the side of His.

Him that endured such contradiction.--Rather, Him that hath endured such gainsaying from sinners against themselves. The word "gainsaying," (Hebrews 6:16; Hebrews 7:7) is so frequently used in the LXX. for the rebelliousness of the people of Israel, that we need not here limit it to contradiction in words. The change of "Himself" into "themselves" (the reading of the oldest MSS.) is important, but it is not easy to say with what the last two words should be joined; for the meaning may be either "sinners against themselves" (comp. Numbers 16:38), or "gainsaying against themselves," In either case the force of the words will be that the sin or the opposition manifested against Him was really against themselves, since it was for their salvation that He came upon earth. To all His other sorrows were added the pain of their ingratitude and His grief over their aggravated guilt.

And faint.--Rather, fainting in your souls.

Verse 3. - For consider him that hath endured such contradiction of sinners against himself (or, of the sinners against him), lest ye be weary fainting in your souls. The word ἀντιλογία ("contradiction"), though strictly applicable to verbal gainsaying, and thus especially suggesting to our minds the blasphemies and false accusations against Christ, includes opposition of all kinds. It is used in the LXX. for "rebellion" (Hebrew, סְרַי), 2 Samuel 22:41; Proverbs 17:11, cf. Jude 1:11, τῇ ἀντιλογιᾴ τοῦ Κορέ. (Instead of εἰς ἑαυτόν (al. εἰς αὐτὸν) there is weighty manuscript authority for εἰς ἑαυτούς, equivalent to "against themselves.") "Lest ye be weary," etc., keeps in view the idea of getting tired in a race, the word ἐκλυεσθαι ("faint") being used primarily for corporeal, and figuratively for mental, lassitude (cf. Matthew 15:32, μήποτε ἐκλυθῶσι ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Consider
ἀναλογίσασθε (analogisasthe)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 357: To think upon, consider attentively. Middle voice from analogia; to estimate, i.e. contemplate.

Him who
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

endured
ὑπομεμενηκότα (hypomemenēkota)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5278: From hupo and meno; to stay under, i.e. Remain; figuratively, to undergo, i.e. Bear, have fortitude, persevere.

such
τοιαύτην (toiautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

hostility
ἀντιλογίαν (antilogian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 485: Contradiction, contention, rebellion. From a derivative of antilego; dispute, disobedience.

from
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

sinners,
ἁμαρτωλῶν (hamartōlōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 268: Sinning, sinful, depraved, detestable. From hamartano; sinful, i.e. A sinner.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you will not grow weary
κάμητε (kamēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2577: To work, be weary, be sick. Apparently a primary verb; properly, to toil, i.e. to tire.

[and] lose heart.
ἐκλυόμενοι (eklyomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1590: To loose, release, unloose (as a bow-string), relax, enfeeble; pass: To be faint, grow weary. From ek and luo; to relax.


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