Hebrews 12:8
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New International Version
If you are not disciplined--and everyone undergoes discipline--then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.

New Living Translation
If God doesn't discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all.

English Standard Version
If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

Berean Study Bible
If you do not experience discipline like everyone else, then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.

Berean Literal Bible
But if you are without discipline, of which they have all become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

New American Standard Bible
But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

King James Bible
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you are without discipline--which all receive--then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

International Standard Version
Now if you are without any discipline, in which all sons share, then you are illegitimate and not God's sons.

NET Bible
But if you do not experience discipline, something all sons have shared in, then you are illegitimate and are not sons.

New Heart English Bible
But if you are without discipline, of which all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not children.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you are without the discipline by which every person is disciplined, you are strangers and not children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you aren't disciplined like the other children, you aren't part of the family.

New American Standard 1977
But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if ye are without chastisement, of which all the sons are partakers, then ye are bastards, and not sons.

King James 2000 Bible
But if you be without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then are you illegitimate children, and not sons.

American King James Version
But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.

American Standard Version
But if ye are without chastening, whereof all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are made partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.

Darby Bible Translation
But if ye are without chastening, of which all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

English Revised Version
But if ye are without chastening, whereof all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not sons.

Weymouth New Testament
And if you are left without discipline, of which every true son has had a share, that shows that you are bastards, and not true sons.

World English Bible
But if you are without discipline, of which all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not children.

Young's Literal Translation
and if ye are apart from chastening, of which all have become partakers, then bastards are ye, and not sons.
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
7Endure suffering as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8If you do not experience discipline like everyone else, then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9Furthermore, we have all had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them. Should we not much more submit to the Father of our spirits and live?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
Treasury of Scripture

But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.

Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and whips every son whom he receives.

Psalm 73:1,14,15 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart…

1 Peter 5:9,10 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions …

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