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Hebrews 12:7-13 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Abide ye still in chastising; God proffereth him(self) to you as to sons[a]. For what son is it, whom the father chastiseth not?

That if ye be out of chastising, whose partners be ye all made [That if ye be out of discipline, of which all be made partners], then ye be adulterers, and not sons.

And afterward we had fathers of our flesh, teachers, and we with reverence dreaded them. Whether not much more we shall obey to the Father of spirits, and we shall live?

10 And they [soothly] in time of few days taught us by their will; but this Father teacheth to that thing that is profitable [forsooth this Father to that thing that is profitable], in receiving the hallowing of him.

11 And each chastising in [this] present time seemeth to be not of joy, but of sorrow; but afterward it shall yield fruit of rightwiseness most peaceable to men exercised by it.

12 For which thing raise ye [up] slow hands, and knees unbound,

13 and make ye rightful steps to your feet [and make rightful goings, or steps, to your feet]; that no man halting err, but more be healed.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 12:7 Last ye therefore in discipline; God offereth him to you as to sons

Hebrews 12:7-13 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

If you endure chastening, God offers himself to you as to sons. What son is it whom the father does not correct? If you are not under correction (of which all are partakers), then you are baseborn, and not sons.

Moreover, seeing we had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence, should we not much rather submit to the Father of spiritual gifts, so that we may live? 10 And they for a few short days taught us as it pleased them, but he prepares us for that which is profitable: to receive of his holiness. 11 No manner of chastisement for the present time seems to be joyous, but grievous. Nevertheless, afterwards it brings the quiet fruit of righteousness to those who are exercised by it.

12 Stretch forth therefore again the hands that were let down, and the weak knees, 13 and see that you have straight steps for your feet, lest any limping turn you out of the way; yea let it rather be healed.

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Hebrews 12:7-13 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

If ye endure chastening, God offered himself unto you as unto sons: for what son is it whom the father chasteneth not?

If therefore ye be without correction, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

[a]Moreover we have had the fathers of our bodies which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: should we not much rather be in subjection unto the father of spirits, that we might live?

10 [b]For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but he chastened us for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastising for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: but afterward, it bringeth the quiet fruit of righteousness, unto them which are thereby exercised.

12 [c]Wherefore lift up your hands which [d]hang down, and your weak knees,

13 And make [e]straight steps unto your feet, lest that which is halting, be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 12:9 Thirdly, if all men yield this right to fathers, to whom next after God we owe this life, that they may rightfully correct their children, shall we not be much more subject to that our Father, who is the Author of the spiritual and everlasting life?
  2. Hebrews 12:10 An amplification of the same argument: Those fathers have corrected us after their fancy, for some frail and transitory profit: but God chasteneth and instructeth us for our singular profit, to make us partakers of his holiness: which thing although these our senses do not presently perceive, yet the end of the matter proveth it.
  3. Hebrews 12:12 The conclusion, we must go forward courageously and keep always a right course, and (as far forth as we may) without any staggering or stumbling.
  4. Hebrews 12:12 The description of a man that is out of heart and clean discouraged.
  5. Hebrews 12:13 Keep a right course, and so, that you show example of good life for others to follow.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Hebrews 12:7-13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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