(e.g. john 8 32)

Hebrews 12:2  (King James Version)

NASB E-Prime

Compare all

Book Notes
   Barnes' Book Notes
   Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes
   Robertson's Book Notes (NT)
   Adam Clarke
   Barnes' Notes
   Forerunner Commentary
   Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
   John Wesley's Notes
   Matthew Henry
   People's Commentary (NT)
   Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
Topical Studies
Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
<< Hebrews 12:1   Hebrews 12:3 >>

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto—literally, "Looking from afar" (see on Hebrews 11:26); fixing the eyes upon Jesus seated on the throne of God.

author—"Prince-leader." The same Greek is translated, "Captain (of salvation)," Hebrews 2:10; "Prince (of life)," Acts 3:15. Going before us as the Originator of our faith, and the Leader whose matchless example we are to follow always. In this He is distinguished from all those examples of faith in Heb. 11:2-40. (Compare I Corinthians 11:1). On His "faith" compare Hebrews 2:13; Hebrews 3:12. Believers have ever looked to Him (Hebrews 11:26; Hebrews 13:8).

finisher—Greek, "Perfecter," referring to Hebrews 11:40.

of our faith—rather as Greek, "of the faith," including both His faith (as exhibited in what follows) and our faith. He fulfilled the ideal of faith Himself, and so, both as a vicarious offering and an example, He is the object of our faith.

for the joy . . . set before him—namely, of presently after sitting down at the right hand of the throne of God; including besides His own personal joy, the joy of sitting there as a Prince and Saviour, to give repentance and remission of sins. The coming joy disarmed of its sting the present pain.

cross . . . shame—the great stumbling-block to the Hebrews. "Despised," that is, disregarded.

Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing Hebrews 12:2:

Psalms 16:1
Psalms 16:7
Zechariah 4:7
Matthew 25:22
1 Corinthians 9:26
2 Thessalonians 3:5
2 Timothy 4:7
Hebrews 2:10
Hebrews 3:1
Hebrews 3:14
Hebrews 4:16
Hebrews 6:18
Hebrews 11:40
Hebrews 12:13
Hebrews 12:24
Hebrews 13:8


<< Hebrews 12:1   Hebrews 12:3 >>

DISCLAIMER: Church of the Great God (CGG) provides these resources to aid the individual in studying the Bible. However, it is up to the individual to "prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). The content of these resources does not necessarily reflect the views of CGG. They are provided for information purposes only.

The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day.

Email Address:

Leave this field empty

We respect your privacy. Your email address will not be sold, distributed, rented, or in any way given out to a third party. We have nothing to sell. You may easily unsubscribe at any time.
©Copyright 1992-2021 Church of the Great God.   Contact C.G.G. if you have questions or comments.
Share this on FacebookEmailPrinter version
E-mail This Page