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 peace for those who have been trained by it.

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12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.

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13 “Make level paths for your feet,”a so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

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Warning and Encouragement

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

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15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

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

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17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.

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The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy

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

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

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20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”b

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

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        •  12:21 - See Deut. 9:19.