New International Version
If you are not disciplined--and everyone undergoes discipline--then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
King James Bible
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye 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.
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.
Hebrews 12:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then are ye bastards - This proceeds on the general fact, that bastards are neglected in their manners and education; the fathers of such, feeling little affection for, or obligation to regard, their spurious issue. But all that are legitimate children are partakers of chastisement or discipline; for the original word παιδεια does not imply stripes and punishments, but the whole discipline of a child, both at home and at school.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryShaking 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).
The Voice of the Blood of Christ
The Shameful Sufferer
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.
1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
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