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Hebrews 12:6-11New King James Version (NKJV)

For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”[a]

If[b] you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 12:6 Proverbs 3:11, 12
  2. Hebrews 12:7 NU-Text and M-Text read It is for discipline that you endure; God . . . .
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