Do Not Grow Weary

(A)Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or (B)fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

(C)“My son, (D)do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
    nor be weary when reproved by him.
For (E)the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”

It is for discipline that you have to endure. (F)God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, (G)in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to (H)the Father of spirits (I)and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, (J)that we may share his holiness. 11 (K)For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields (L)the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

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The Discipline of God(A)

(B)For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, (C)lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. (D)You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:

(E)“My son, do not despise the [a]chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For (F)whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”

(G)If[b] you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what (H)son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, (I)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 (J)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, (K)that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no [c]chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields (L)the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 12:5 discipline
  2. Hebrews 12:7 NU, M It is for discipline that you endure; God
  3. Hebrews 12:11 discipline

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