61FOR THOSE 2WHOM THE LORDLOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGESEVERYSONWHOM HE RECEIVES."
It is for discipline that you endure; 3Goddeals with you as with sons; for whatson is there whom his father does not discipline?
But if you are withoutdiscipline, 4of whichall have becomepartakers, then you are illegitimatechildren and not sons.
9Furthermore, we hadaearthlyfathers to discipline us, and we 5respected them; shall we not muchrather be subject to 6the Father of bspirits, and 7live?
For they disciplined us for a shorttime as seemedbest to them, but He disciplines us for our good, 8so that we may share His holiness.
11Alldiscipline9for the momentseems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the 10peacefulfruit of righteousness.
12Therefore, c11strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,
and 12makestraightpaths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather13be healed.
1414Pursuepeace with allmen, and the 15sanctificationwithoutwhichnoone will 16see the Lord.
15See to it that noone17comesshort of the grace of God; that no18root of bitternessspringing up causestrouble, and by it many be 19defiled;
that there be no20immoralor21godlesspersonlikeEsau, 22whosold his ownbirthright for a single meal.