36 From heaven he made you hear his voice(A) to discipline(B) you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the fire.

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14 I will be his father, and he will be my son.(A) When he does wrong, I will punish him(B) with a rod(C) wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands.

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17 “Blessed is the one whom God corrects;(A)
    so do not despise the discipline(B) of the Almighty.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 5:17 Hebrew Shaddai; here and throughout Job

19 “Or someone may be chastened(A) on a bed of pain(B)
    with constant distress in their bones,(C)

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11 My son,(A) do not despise the Lord’s discipline,(B)
    and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,(C)
    as a father the son he delights in.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 3:12 Hebrew; Septuagint loves, / and he chastens everyone he accepts as his child

And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not lose heart(A) when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,(B)
    and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a](C)

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children.(D) For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline(E)—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits(F) and live!(G) 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.(H) 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace(I) for those who have been trained by it.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 12:6 Prov. 3:11,12 (see Septuagint)

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.(A) So be earnest and repent.(B)

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