Who are 'the cloud of witnesses' mentioned in Hebrews 12:1?


Hebrews 12:1

ESV - 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Hebrews 12:1 says, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseve...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Doktor D W Supporter
Rather than the perception that there are quite a number of entities gazing down upon us, change cloud of "witnesses" to "testimonies" of the saints as recorded in the Bible.

August 14 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Ray D
Most Christians throughout the ages have interpreted this verse literally—meaning, they take Paul for his word. Read in that way, the verse would mean we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses: the saints. They cheer us on in our enduring race to heaven, which would mean they are knowledgeable of our lives.

Keep fighting the good fight of faith!

December 16 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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