Hebrews 12:1-29 KJV –

1 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 raceM that is set before us,
(MetonymyM 593)

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our FE ] 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.
(False Ellipsis FE 127-128)

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

4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

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:
(Parœmia 761; Anthropopatheia 892)

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
(Parœmia 761 See also Pro 3:11-12; Job 5:17; Psa 94:12; Rev 3:19; Anthropopatheia 892)

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
(Anthropopatheia 892)

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
(Anthropopatheia 892)

9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our fleshA which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
(AntimereiaA 501; Anthropopatheia 892)

10 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.
(Anthropopatheia 892)

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyousA, but grievousA: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
(AntimereiaA 497)

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

15 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;

16 Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 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.

18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touchedA, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
(Polysyndeton; AntimereiaA 493; Parembole 477 v18-29)

19 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:
(Polysyndeton; Parembole 477 v18-29)

20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as aE
beast touch the mountainE, it shall be stonedE, or thrust through with a dart:
(EllipsisE 113; Epitrechon 474; Parembole 477 v18-29)

21 And so terrible was the sight, [that] Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
(Epitrechon 474; Parembole 477 v18-29; Hysteresis 713)

22 But ye are comeH unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
(HeterosisH 520; Parembole 477 v18-29)

23 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,
(Parembole 477 v18-29)

24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the bloodM of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel.
(Parembole 477 v18-29; MetalepsisM 610)

25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not]E we [escape]E, if we turn away from him that [speaketh]E from heaven:
(Ellipsis 92; Parembole 477 v18-29)

26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
(Parembole 477 v18-29)

27 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 shakenA may remain.
(Parembole 477 v18-29; AntimereiaA 494)

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
(Parembole 477 v18-29)

29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.
(Parembole 477 v18-29)


Italicized words in [brackets] were added by the King James Version translators.

Verse 1, MetonymyM; race.
Blue Letter Bible. “Dictionary and Word Search for agōn (Strong’s 73)”. 

Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2018. 19 Jan 2018.
< http:// www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G73&t=KJV >

Verse 11

Blue Letter Bible. “Dictionary and Word Search for paideia (Strong’s 3809)”. 
Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2018. 20 Jan 2018.

< http:// www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G3809&amp;t=KJV>
Verse 11: for the parse of “joyous” and “grievous” go to www.septuagint.org and hover the cursor over the desired words (χαρᾶς and λύπης ), and their parse will appear.
Genitive Singular Feminine being “of joy” and “of grief”, hence Dr. Bullinger arrives at the figure Antimereia (a noun for an adjective).

See also Bible Hub for parsing.


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