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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, we also, who have all of these witnesses who surround us like clouds, let us throw off from us all the weights of the sin which is always ready for us, and let us run with patience this race that is set for us.
And let us gaze at Yeshua, him who is The Author and The Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was his, endured the cross and ignored the shame, and he sits upon the right side of the throne of God.
3Behold, 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.
4For you have not yet come as far as to blood in the struggle against sin.
5And you have strayed from the teaching which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, turn not away from the course of THE LORD JEHOVAH, neither neglect your soul when you are rebuked by him.”
6“For whomever THE LORD JEHOVAH loves, he instructs, and draws aside his children with whom he is pleased.”
7Therefore endure the discipline, because God deals with you as with children; for who is the son whom his father does not discipline?
8And if you are without the discipline by which every person is disciplined, you are strangers and not children.
9And if our fathers who are in the flesh have disciplined us and we did revere them, how much more ought we submit to The Father of Spirits and live?
10For they, for that short time, disciplined us as they pleased, but God, for our benefit, that we may share in his holiness.
11But no discipline in its time seems to be joyful, but it is sorrowful; but in the end it yields the fruit of peace and of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
12Therefore strengthen your hands and set your shaky knees firmly.
13Make straight paths for your feet, that the lame member may not fail, but that it may be healed.
14Run after peace with every man, and after holiness, without which no one shall see Our Lord.
15And be watchful, lest anyone among you be found lacking the grace of God, or lest the root of bitterness produce vines and harm you, and many be defiled by it,
16Or lest a man be found among you as a fornicator, or debauched, like Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright.
17For you know that afterward he desired to inherit the blessing and was rejected, for he found no place of restoration, while he sought it in tears.
18For you have not approached the fire that burned and was tangible, neither to the darkness and dark fog and the tempest,
19Neither the sound of the trumpet and the voice of words, which those who heard it refused, so that no more would be spoken with them.
20For they were not able to endure anything that was commanded: “If even an animal shall approach the mountain, it shall be stoned.”
21And so terrible was the sight that Moses said, “I am afraid and fainthearted.”
22But you have come to The Mountain of Zion and to The City of THE LIVING GOD, to The Jerusalem which is in Heaven, and to the assembly of myriads of Angels;
23And to the church of the firstborn ones who are written in Heaven, and to God The Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous who are made perfect,
24And to Yeshua, The Mediator of The New Covenant, and to the sprinkling of blood, which speaks better than that of Abel.
25Beware therefore, lest you refuse him who speaks with you, for if those were not saved who refused him who spoke with them on Earth, how much less are we if we shall refuse him who speaks with us from Heaven?
26Whose voice shook The Earth, but now he has promised and said, “One more time, I shall shake, not only Earth, but also Heaven.”
27But this that he said: “One time”, indicates the change of those things that are shaken, because they are made, that those things which are not shaken may remain.
28Therefore, because we have received The Kingdom that is not shaken, we shall receive grace by which we shall serve and please God in reverence and in awe.
29For our God is a consuming fire.