Hebrews 12:5-12 NIV

5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

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      6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”a

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        • š 12:6 - Prov. 3:11,12 (see Septuagint)
          7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?

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          8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.

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          9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!

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          10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.

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          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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