New International Version
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son."
New Living Translation
For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child."
English Standard Version
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”
Berean Study Bible
For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastises everyone He receives as a son."
Berean Literal Bible
For the Lord disciplines whom He loves, and He scourges every son whom He receives.
New American Standard Bible
FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES."
King James Bible
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
for the Lord disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He receives.
International Standard Version
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he punishes every son he accepts."
"For the Lord disciplines the one he loves and chastises every son he accepts."
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For whomever THE LORD JEHOVAH loves, he instructs, and draws aside his children with whom he is pleased.”
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord disciplines everyone he loves. He severely disciplines everyone he accepts as his child."
New American Standard 1977
FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES,
AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.”
CommentaryMatthew 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 BibleGod Disciplines His Sons
…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.” 7Endure suffering as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?…
"Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;
I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof,
For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?
Those I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be earnest and repent.
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