Hebrews 12:9-11 NIV

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 spirits1 and live!2

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10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.3

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11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace4 for those who have been trained by it.

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