Hebrews 12:9-19 NAS

9 Furthermore, we had aearthly fathers to discipline us, and we 1respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to 2the Father of bspirits, and 3live?

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    • ñ 12:9 - Lit "fathers of our flesh"
    • ò 12:9 - Or "our spirits"
      10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, 4so that we may share His holiness.

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      11 All discipline 5for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the 6peaceful fruit of righteousness.

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      12 Therefore, c7strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,

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        • ó 12:12 - Lit "make straight"
          13 and 8make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather 9be healed.

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          14 10Pursue peace with all men, and the 11sanctification without which no one will 12see the Lord.

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          15 See to it that no one 13comes short of the grace of God; that no 14root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be 15defiled;

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          16 that there be no * 16immoral or 17godless person like Esau, 18who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

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          17 For you know that even afterwards, 19when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.

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          Contrast of Sinai and Zion

          18 20For you have not come to 21a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,

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          19 and to the 22blast of a trumpet and the 23sound of words which sound was such that those who heard 24begged that no further word be spoken to them.

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