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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!
References for Hebrews 12:9
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.
References for Hebrews 12:10
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.
References for Hebrews 12:11
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