New International Version
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children.(A) For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline(B)—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 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(C) and live!(D) 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.(E) 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace(F) for those who have been trained by it.
Warning and Encouragement
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone(J) and to be holy;(K) without holiness no one will see the Lord.(L) 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God(M) and that no bitter root(N) grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
- Hebrews 12:13 Prov. 4:26