Hebrews 12:6-16 NIV

6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,1 and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."a2

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7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons.3 For what son is not disciplined by his father?

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8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline),4 then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.

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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 our spirits5 and live!6

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10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.7

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11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace8 for those who have been trained by it.

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12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.9

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13 "Make level paths for your feet,"b10 so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.11

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Warning Against Refusing God

14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men12 and to be holy;13 without holiness no one will see the Lord.14

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15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God15 and that no bitter root16 grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

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16 See that no one is sexually immoral,17 or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.18

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