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.
Darby Bible Translation
for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.
World English Bible
For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives."
Young's Literal Translation
for whom the Lord doth love He doth chasten, and He scourgeth every son whom He receiveth;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth - This is also a quotation from Proverbs 3. It means that it is a universal rule that God sends trials on those whom he truly loves. It does not, of course, mean that he sends chastisement which is not deserved; or that he sends it "for the mere purpose" of inflicting pain. That cannot be. But it means that by his chastisements he shows that he has a paternal care for us. He does not treat us with neglect and unconcern, as a father often does his illegitimate child. The very fact that he corrects us shows that he has toward us a father's feelings, and exercises toward us a paternal care. If he did not, he would let us go on without any attention, and leave us to pursue a course of sin that would involve us in ruin. To restrain and govern a child; to correct him when he errs, shows that there is a parental solicitude for him, and that he is not an outcast. And as there is in the life of every child of God something that deserves correction, it happens that it is universally true that "whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth."
And scourgeth every son whom he receiveth - Whom he receives or acknowledges as his child. This is not quoted literally from the Hebrew, but from the Septuagint. The Hebrew is, "even as a father the son in whom he delighteth." The general sense of the passage is retained, as is often the case in the quotations from the Old Testament. The meaning is the same as in the former part of the verse, that every one who becomes a child of God is treated by him with that watchful care which shows that he sustains toward him the paternal relation.
LibraryDecember 2. "Looking Diligently Lest any Man Fail" (Heb. xii. 15).
"Looking diligently lest any man fail" (Heb. xii. 15). It is not losing all, but coming short we are to fear. We may not lose our souls, but we may lose something more precious than life--His full approval, His highest choice, and our incorruptible and star-gemmed crown. It is the one degree more that counts, and makes all the difference between hot water--powerless in the boiler--and steam--all alive with power, and bearing its precious freight across the continent. I want, in this short life of …
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"But it is Good for Me to Draw Near to God: I have Put My Trust in the Lord God, that I May Declare all Thy
"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 whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
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