Do Not Grow Weary3 aConsider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or bfainthearted. 4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? c“My son ddo not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
6For ethe Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”
7It is for discipline that you have to endure. fGod is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline gin which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to hthe Father of spirits iand live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good jthat we may share his holiness. 11 kFor the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields lthe peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
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