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Hebrews 12:6-9 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES." 6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
7 It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
9 Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? 9 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 our spirits and live!