Hebrews 12:7-11 NIV

7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons.1 For what son is not disciplined by his father?

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8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline),2 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 spirits3 and live!4

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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.5

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11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace6 for those who have been trained by it.

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