Hebrews 12:7
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New International Version
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?

King James Bible
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Darby Bible Translation
Ye endure for chastening, God conducts himself towards you as towards sons; for who is the son that the father chastens not?

World English Bible
It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with children, for what son is there whom his father doesn't discipline?

Young's Literal Translation
if chastening ye endure, as to sons God beareth Himself to you, for who is a son whom a father doth not chasten?

Hebrews 12:7 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If ye endure chastening - If ye submit to his authority, humble yourselves under his hand, and pray for his blessing, you will find that he deals with you as beloved children, correcting you that he may make you partakers of his holiness.

God dealeth with you as with sons - He acknowledges by this that you belong to the family, and that he, as your Father, has you under proper discipline. It is a maxim among the Jewish rabbins that "the love which is not conjoined with reproof is not genuine."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 34:31,32 Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more...

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare for his crying.

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs 23:13,14 Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beat him with the rod, he shall not die...

Proverbs 29:15,17 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame...

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

for what.

1 Samuel 2:29,34 Why kick you at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honor your sons above me...

1 Samuel 3:13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knows; because his sons made themselves vile...

1 Kings 1:6 And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why have you done so? and he also was a very goodly man...

1 Kings 2:24,25 Now therefore, as the LORD lives, which has established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me an house...

Proverbs 13:24 He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

Shaking of Heaven and Earth. December 22.
"Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but heaven" (Hebrews xii. 26- 29). This is one of the royal texts of Scripture. It declares one of those great laws of the kingdom of God which may fulfil itself once and again at many eras and by many methods; which fulfilled itself most gloriously in the first century after Christ; again in the fifth century; again at the time of the Crusades; and again at the great Reformation in the sixteenth century,--and is fulfilling itself again at this very day.
Charles Kingsley—Daily Thoughts,

March 26. "Jesus, the Author and Finisher of Our Faith" (Heb. xii. 2).
"Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. xii. 2). Add to your faith--do not add to yourself. This is where we make the mistake. We must not only enter by faith, but we must advance by faith each step of the way. At every new stage we shall find ourselves as incompetent and unequal for the pressure as before, and we must take the grace and the victory simply by faith. Is it courage? We shall find ourselves lacking in the needed courage; we must claim it by faith. Is it love? Our own love
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Voice of the Blood of Christ
Now, we have in our text "blood" mentioned--two-fold blood. We have the blood of murdered Abel, and the blood of murdered Jesus. We have also two things in the text:--a comparison between the blood of sprinkling, and the blood of Abel; and then a certain condition mentioned. Rather, if we read the whole verse in order to get its meaning, we find that the righteous are spoken of as coming to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than the blood of Abel; so that the condition which will
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Shameful Sufferer
"O love, thou fathomless abyss!" for this love of Christ is indeed measureless and fathomless. None of us can attain unto it. In speaking thereof we feel our own weakness, we cast ourselves upon the strength of the Spirit, but, even then, we feel that we can never attain unto the majesty of this subject. Before we can ever get a right idea of the love of Jesus, we must understand his previous glory in its height of majesty, and his incarnation upon the earth in all its depths of shame. Now, who can
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Cross References
Deuteronomy 8:5
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.

2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands.

Proverbs 13:24
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

Proverbs 23:13
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.

1 Corinthians 11:32
Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.

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