Hebrews 12:11-21 NIV

11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace1 for those who have been trained by it.

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12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.2

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13 "Make level paths for your feet,"a3 so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.4

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Warning Against Refusing God

14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men5 and to be holy;6 without holiness no one will see the Lord.7

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15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God8 and that no bitter root9 grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

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16 See that no one is sexually immoral,10 or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.11

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17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears.12

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18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;13

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19 to a trumpet blast14 or to such a voice speaking words15 that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them,16

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20 because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned."b17

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    • c 12:20 - Exodus 19:12,13
      21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."c18

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