Hebrews 12:9
Strong's Lexicon
Furthermore
εἶτα (eita)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1534: A particle of succession, then, moreover.

μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

we have all had
εἴχομεν (eichomen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

earthly
σαρκὸς (sarkos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

fathers
πατέρας (pateras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

who disciplined [us],
παιδευτὰς (paideutas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3810: An instructor, trainer; almost: a chastiser. From paideuo; a trainer, i.e. Teacher or discipliner.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we respected [them].
ἐνετρεπόμεθα (enetrepometha)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1788: From en and the base of trope; to invert, i.e. in a good sense, to respect; or in a bad one, to confound.

{Should we} not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

much
πολὺ (poly)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

more
[δὲ] (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

μᾶλλον (mallon)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3123: More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.

submit
ὑποταγησόμεθα (hypotagēsometha)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

to the
τῷ ()
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατρὶ (Patri)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

of [our]
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

spirits
πνευμάτων (pneumatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

live ?
ζήσομεν (zēsomen)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn’t we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?

New American Standard Bible
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?

King James Bible
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!

New Living Translation
Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn't we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?

English Standard Version
Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

New American Standard Bible
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?

King James Bible
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn't we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?

International Standard Version
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them for it. We should submit even more to the Father of our spirits and live, shouldn't we?

NET Bible
Besides, we have experienced discipline from our earthly fathers and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life?

American Standard Version
Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

English Revised Version
Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Young's Literal Translation
Then, indeed, fathers of our flesh we have had, chastising us, and we were reverencing them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of the spirits, and live?






Cross References
Numbers 16:22
And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

Numbers 27:16
Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Isaiah 38:16
O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.

Zechariah 12:1
The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

Luke 18:2
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

Luke 18:4
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Revelation 22:6
And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

Hebrews 1:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 12:8
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Hebrews 12:7
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Hebrews 12:6
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
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