9Furthermore, we hadaearthlyfathers to discipline us, and we 1respected them; shall we not muchrather be subject to 2the Father of bspirits, and 3live ?
For they disciplined us for a shorttime as seemedbest to them, but He disciplines us for our good, 4so that we may share His holiness.
11Alldiscipline5for the momentseems not to be joyful, but sorrowful ; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the 6peacefulfruit of righteousness.
12Therefore, c7strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,
and 8makestraightpaths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather9be healed.
1410Pursuepeace with allmen, and the 11sanctificationwithoutwhichnoone will 12see the Lord.
15See to it that noone13comesshort of the grace of God ; that no14root of bitternessspringing up causestrouble, and by it many be 15defiled ;
that there be no16immoralor17godlesspersonlikeEsau, 18whosold his ownbirthright for a single meal.
For you know that evenafterwards, 19when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he foundnoplace for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.
1820For you have not come to 21a mountain that can be touched and to a blazingfire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,
and to the 22blast of a trumpet and the 23sound of wordswhich sound was such that those who heard24begged that nofurtherword be spoken to them.