Hebrews 12:11

For the present (pro to paron). A classical phrase (Thucydides), pro with the accusative neuter singular articular participle of pareimi, to be beside. Not joyous, but grievous (ou cara, alla luph). Predicate ablative (springing from) or predicate genitive (marked by). Either makes sense, but note predicate ablative in 2 Corinthians 4:7 (kai tou qeou kai mh ex hmwn). Peaceable fruit (karpon eirhnikon). Old adjective from eirhnh (peace), in N.T. only here and James 3:17 . Peaceable after the chastening is over. Exercised thereby (di auth gegumnasmenoi). Perfect passive participle (dative case) of gumnazw, state of completion, picturing the discipline as a gymnasium like James 5:14 ; 1Ti 4:17.