But if you are without discipline, (A)of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had [a]earthly fathers to discipline us, and we (B)respected them; shall we not much more be subject to (C)the Father of [b]spirits, and (D)live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, (E)so that we may share His holiness.

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  1. Hebrews 12:9 Lit fathers of our flesh
  2. Hebrews 12:9 Or our spirits

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