And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:

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

(C)If[b] you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what (D)son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, (E)of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

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Footnotes

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

and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,

(A)My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
Nor (B)faint when you are punished by Him;
(C)For (D)whom the Lord loves He disciplines,
And He punishes every son whom He accepts.”

It is for discipline that you endure; (E)God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, (F)of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

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and you have [a]forgotten the divine word of encouragement which is addressed to you as sons,

My son, do not make light of the discipline of the Lord,
And do not lose heart and give up when you are corrected by Him;

For the Lord disciplines and corrects those whom He loves,
And He punishes every son whom He receives and welcomes [to His heart].”(A)

You must submit to [correction for the purpose of] discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons; for [b]what son is there whom his father does not discipline? Now if you are exempt from correction and without discipline, in which all [of God’s children] share, then you are illegitimate children and not sons [at all].

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  1. Hebrews 12:5 Or have you forgotten.
  2. Hebrews 12:7 Or who is a son whom.

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.

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

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

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