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Hebrews 12:7

    Hebrews 12:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is for chastening that ye endure; God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father chasteneth not?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is for your training that you undergo these things; God is acting to you as a father does to his sons; for what son does not have punishment from his father?

    Webster's Revision

    It is for chastening that ye endure; God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father chasteneth 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?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is for chastening that ye endure; God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father chasteneth not?

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 12:7

    If ye endure chastening - If ye submit to his authority, humble yourselves under his hand, and pray for his blessing, you will find that he deals with you as beloved children, correcting you that he may make you partakers of his holiness.

    God dealeth with you as with sons - He acknowledges by this that you belong to the family, and that he, as your Father, has you under proper discipline. It is a maxim among the Jewish rabbins that "the love which is not conjoined with reproof is not genuine."

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 12:7

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 12:7

    12:7 Whom his father chasteneth not - When he offends.