Hebrews 12:5-11

5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

aMy son, bdo not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
6For cthe Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”
7It is for discipline that you have to endure. dGod is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline, ein 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 fthe Father of spirits gand live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, hthat we may share his holiness. 11 iFor the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields jthe peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

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