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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 do not grow weary in your souls and lose heart.

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself lest ye be wearied in your souls and faint.

King James 2000 Bible
For consider him that endured such hostility of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

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.
Study Bible
The Call to Endurance
2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer 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. 3Consider 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 falter 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 make light of the Lord's discipline, or 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.







Lexicon
Consider
ἀναλογίσασθε (analogisasthe)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 485: Contradiction, contention, rebellion. From a derivative of antilego; dispute, disobedience.

from
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 268: Sinning, sinful, depraved, detestable. From hamartano; sinful, i.e. A sinner.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 1590: To loose, release, unloose (as a bow-string), relax, enfeeble; pass: To be faint, grow weary. From ek and luo; to relax.
(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). 12:1-11 The persevering obedience of faith in Christ, was the race set before the Hebrews, wherein they must either win the crown of glory, or have everlasting misery for their portion; and it is set before us. By the sin that does so easily beset us, understand that sin to which we are most prone, or to which we are most exposed, from habit, age, or circumstances. This is a most important exhortation; for while a man's darling sin, be it what it will, remains unsubdued, it will hinder him from running the Christian race, as it takes from him every motive for running, and gives power to every discouragement. When weary and faint in their minds, let them recollect that the holy Jesus suffered, to save them from eternal misery. By stedfastly looking to Jesus, their thoughts would strengthen holy affections, and keep under their carnal desires. Let us then frequently consider him. What are our little trials to his agonies, or even to our deserts? What are they to the sufferings of many others? There is a proneness in believers to grow weary, and to faint under trials and afflictions; this is from the imperfection of grace and the remains of corruption. Christians should not faint under their trials. Though their enemies and persecutors may be instruments to inflict sufferings, yet they are Divine chastisements; their heavenly Father has his hand in all, and his wise end to answer by all. They must not make light of afflictions, and be without feeling under them, for they are the hand and rod of God, and are his rebukes for sin. They must not despond and sink under trials, nor fret and repine, but bear up with faith and patience. God may let others alone in their sins, but he will correct sin in his own children. In this he acts as becomes a father. Our earthly parents sometimes may chasten us, to gratify their passion, rather than to reform our manners. But the Father of our souls never willingly grieves nor afflicts his children. It is always for our profit. Our whole life here is a state of childhood, and imperfect as to spiritual things; therefore we must submit to the discipline of such a state. When we come to a perfect state, we shall be fully reconciled to all God's chastisement of us now. God's correction is not condemnation; the chastening may be borne with patience, and greatly promote holiness. Let us then learn to consider the afflictions brought on us by the malice of men, as corrections sent by our wise and gracious Father, for our spiritual good.
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