Bible, King James Version
 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about 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,
 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.
 For consider him that endured such contradiction of
sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your
 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against
 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
 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth
every son whom he receiveth.
 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with
sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are
partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which
corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much
rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
 For they verily for a few days chastened us after
their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be
partakers of his holiness.
 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be
joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the
peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised
 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the
 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that
which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be
 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without
which no man shall see the Lord:
 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of
God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and
thereby many be defiled;
 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as
Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have
inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of
repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be
touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and
darkness, and tempest,
 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words;
which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be
spoken to them any more:
 (For they could not endure that which was commanded,
And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned,
or thrust through with a dart:
 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I
exceedingly fear and quake:)
 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of
the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable
company of angels,
 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,
which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to
the spirits of just men made perfect,
 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to
the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of
 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they
escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall
not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from
 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath
promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but
 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing
of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that
those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be
moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably
with reverence and godly fear:
 For our God is a consuming fire.