Hebrews 12:3-17 ESV

Do Not Grow Weary

3 1Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or 2fainthearted.

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4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? 3"My son, 4do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.

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6 For 5the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."

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7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. 6God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

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8 If you are left without discipline, 7in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

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9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to 8the Father of spirits 9and live?

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10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, 10that we may share his holiness.

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11 11For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields 12the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

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12 Therefore 13lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

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      13 and 14make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint 15but rather be healed.

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      14 16Strive for peace with everyone, and for the 17holiness 18without which no one will see the Lord.

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      15 See to it that no one 19fails to obtain the grace of God; that no 20"root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;

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      16 that no one is 21sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.

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      17 For you know that 22afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

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