Ye have not yetresisteduntoblood,strivingagainstsin.5And ye have forgotten the exhortationwhichspeaketh unto youas unto children,Myson,despisenotthou the chastening of the Lord,norfaint when thou art rebukedofhim:6Forwhom the Lordloveth he chasteneth , andscourgetheverysonwhom he receiveth .
7If ye endurechastening,Goddealeth with youas with sons;forwhatson is hewhom the fatherchastenethnot?8Butif ye bewithoutchastisement,whereofallarepartakers,then are yebastards,andnotsons.9Furthermorewe have hadfathers of ourflesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence : shall wenotmuchrather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits,andlive ?
10For they verilyfor a fewdayschastened us aftera their ownpleasure ; but he for our profit , that we might be partakers of hisholiness.11Nownochasteningforthepresentseemeth to bejoyous,butgrievous:neverthelessafterward it yieldeth the peaceablefruit of righteousness unto them which are exercisedthereby .
12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down , and the feebleknees;13Andmakestraightbpaths for yourfeet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way ; but let itrather be healed .
14Followpeacewithall men, andholiness,withoutwhich no man shall see the Lord: