A. 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,
B. and let us run with patience the race* that is set before us,
C. 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,
D. and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
C.’ 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
B.’ 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving*
A’. against sin.
* the Greek word for ‘striving’ is derived from the word for ‘race’.