New American Standard Bible
It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
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
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If ye endure chastening - That is, if you undergo, or are called to experience correction. It does not mean here, "if you endure it patiently; or if you bear up under it;" but "if you are chastised or corrected by God." The affirmation does not relate to the manner of bearing it, but to the fact that we are disciplined.
God dealeth with you as with sons - He does not cast you off and regard you as if you were in no way related to him.
For what son is he whom the father chasteneth not - That is, he evinces toward his son the care which shows that he sustains the relation of a father. If he deserves correction, he corrects him; and he aims by all proper means to exhibit the appropriate care and character of a father. And as we receive such attention from an earthly parent, we ought to expect to receive similar notice from our Father in heaven.
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 …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Note F. Note from Bengel on Rom. I. 4.
Fourteenth Day. Endurance in Contradiction.
"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.
2 Samuel 7:14
"I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.
Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
1 Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.
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