Hebrews 12:5
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New International Version
And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

New Living Translation
And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, "My child, don't make light of the LORD's discipline, and don't give up when he corrects you.

English Standard Version
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.

Berean Study Bible
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or lose heart when He rebukes you.

Berean Literal Bible
and you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as to sons: "My son, do not regard lightly the Lord's discipline, nor faint being reproved by Him.

New American Standard Bible
and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;

King James Bible
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: My son, do not take the Lord's discipline lightly or faint when you are reproved by Him,

International Standard Version
You have forgotten the encouragement that is addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline or give up when you are corrected by him.

NET Bible
And have you forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons? "My son, do not scorn the Lord's discipline or give up when he corrects you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have strayed from the teaching which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, turn not away from the course of THE LORD JEHOVAH, neither neglect your soul when you are rebuked by him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have forgotten the encouraging words that God speaks to you as his children: "My child, pay attention when the Lord disciplines you. Don't give up when he corrects you.

New American Standard 1977
and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,
            “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,
            NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye have quite forgotten the consolation which speaks unto you as unto sons, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art reproved of him:

King James 2000 Bible
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:

American King James Version
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:

American Standard Version
and ye have forgotten the exhortation which reasoneth with you as with sons, My son, regard not lightly the chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when thou art reproved of him;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord; neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not [the] chastening of [the] Lord, nor faint [when] reproved by him;

English Revised Version
and ye have forgotten the exhortation, which reasoneth with you as with sons, My son, regard not lightly the chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when thou art reproved of him;

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh to you as to children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked by him:

Weymouth New Testament
and you have quite forgotten the encouraging words which are addressed to you as sons, and which say, "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline, and do not faint when He corrects you;

World English Bible
and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have forgotten the exhortation that doth speak fully with you as with sons, 'My son, be not despising chastening of the Lord, nor be faint, being reproved by Him,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-11 The persevering obedience of faith in Christ, was the race set before the Hebrews, wherein they must either win the crown of glory, or have everlasting misery for their portion; and it is set before us. By the sin that does so easily beset us, understand that sin to which we are most prone, or to which we are most exposed, from habit, age, or circumstances. This is a most important exhortation; for while a man's darling sin, be it what it will, remains unsubdued, it will hinder him from running the Christian race, as it takes from him every motive for running, and gives power to every discouragement. When weary and faint in their minds, let them recollect that the holy Jesus suffered, to save them from eternal misery. By stedfastly looking to Jesus, their thoughts would strengthen holy affections, and keep under their carnal desires. Let us then frequently consider him. What are our little trials to his agonies, or even to our deserts? What are they to the sufferings of many others? There is a proneness in believers to grow weary, and to faint under trials and afflictions; this is from the imperfection of grace and the remains of corruption. Christians should not faint under their trials. Though their enemies and persecutors may be instruments to inflict sufferings, yet they are Divine chastisements; their heavenly Father has his hand in all, and his wise end to answer by all. They must not make light of afflictions, and be without feeling under them, for they are the hand and rod of God, and are his rebukes for sin. They must not despond and sink under trials, nor fret and repine, but bear up with faith and patience. God may let others alone in their sins, but he will correct sin in his own children. In this he acts as becomes a father. Our earthly parents sometimes may chasten us, to gratify their passion, rather than to reform our manners. But the Father of our souls never willingly grieves nor afflicts his children. It is always for our profit. Our whole life here is a state of childhood, and imperfect as to spiritual things; therefore we must submit to the discipline of such a state. When we come to a perfect state, we shall be fully reconciled to all God's chastisement of us now. God's correction is not condemnation; the chastening may be borne with patience, and greatly promote holiness. Let us then learn to consider the afflictions brought on us by the malice of men, as corrections sent by our wise and gracious Father, for our spiritual good.
Study Bible
God Disciplines His Sons
4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, or lose heart when He rebukes you. 6For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastises everyone He receives as a son.”…
Cross References
Job 5:17
"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;

Psalm 119:67
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.

Proverbs 3:11
My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof,

Lamentations 3:39
Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?

Galatians 6:9
Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.

1 Timothy 1:20
Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

Hebrews 12:3
Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 13:22
I urge you, brothers, to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have only written you briefly.
Treasury of Scripture

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:

ye have forgotten.

Deuteronomy 4:9,10 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you …

Psalm 119:16,83,109 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word…

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from …

Matthew 16:9,10 Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the …

Luke 24:6,8 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke to you when he …

the exhortation.

Hebrews 12:7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what …

Proverbs 3:11,12 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary …

despise.

Job 5:17,18 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not …

Job 34:31 Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I …

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;

Psalm 118:18 The LORD has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over to death.

Psalm 119:75 I know, O LORD, that your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness …

Jeremiah 31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

nor faint.

Hebrews 12:3,4 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against …

Joshua 7:7-11 And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD God, why have you at all brought this …

2 Samuel 6:7-10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote …

1 Chronicles 13:9-13 And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth …

1 Chronicles 15:12,13 And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: …

Psalm 6:1,2 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot …

2 Corinthians 4:8,9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, …

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

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