Hebrews 12

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Hebrews 12
Epistle to the Hebrews 2:14-5:5; 10:8-22; 10:29-11:13; 11:28-12:17 in Papyrus 13 (AD. 225-250).
Book Epistle to the Hebrews
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 19
Category General epistles

Hebrews 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.[1][2] The name of the author is unknown, but it is a man and a friend of Saint Timothy based on the text in this book.[3][4]



This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • Hebrews 12:1-2 = The Race of Faith
  • Hebrews 12:3-11 = The Discipline of God
  • Hebrews 12:12-17 = Renew Your Spiritual Vitality
  • Hebrews 12:18-24 = The Glorious Company
  • Hebrews 12:25-29 = Hear the Heavenly Voice

Cross references

  • Hebrews 12:6: Proverbs 3:11, 12
  • Hebrews 12:20: Exodus 19:12, 13
  • Hebrews 12:21: Deuteronomy 9:19
  • Hebrews 12:26: Haggai 2:6

Verse 1

New King James Version

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,[5]

Verse 2

New King James Version

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 has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.[6]

Verse 28

New King James Version

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may[j] serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. [7][8]

See also


  1. ^ Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
  2. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  3. ^ Davids, Peter H (1982). I Howard Marshall and W Ward Gasque, ed. New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James (Repr. ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. ISBN 0802823882.
  4. ^ Evans, Craig A (2005). Craig A Evans, ed. Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John, Hebrews-Revelation. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Victor. ISBN 0781442281.
  5. ^ Hebrews 12:1
  6. ^ Hebrews 12:2
  7. ^ Hebrews 12:28
  8. ^ John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible - Hebrews 12:28

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gill, John. Exposition of the Entire Bible (1746-1763).

External links

  • Hebrews 12 NIV
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