Hebrews 12:10

“For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they verily for a fewe dayes chastened vs after their owne pleasure, but hee for our profit, that we might bee partakers of his holinesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He {disciplines us} for {our} good, so that we may share His holiness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they indeed for a few days chastened `us' as seemed good to them; but he for `our' profit, that `we' may be partakers of his holiness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For they truly gave us punishment for a short time, as it seemed good to them; but he does it for our profit, so that we may become holy as he is.
- Basic English Bible

For they indeed chastened for a few days, as seemed good to them; but he for profit, in order to the partaking of his holiness.
- Darby Bible

For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
- Webster's Bible

It is true that they disciplined us for a few years according as they thought fit; but He does it for our certain good, in order that we may become sharers in His own holy character.
- Weymouth Bible

For they indeed, for a few days, punished us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.
- World English Bible

And thei in tyme of fewe dayes tauyten vs bi her wille; but this fadir techith to that thing that is profitable, in resseyuynge the halewing of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

for they, indeed, for a few days, according to what seemed good to them, were chastening, but He for profit, to be partakers of His separation;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:10


12:10 For they verily for a few days - How few are even all our day on earth! Chastened us as they thought good - Though frequently they erred therein, by too much either of indulgence or severity. But he always, unquestionably, for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness - That is, of himself and his glorious image.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:10


Heb 12:10 They verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure. For a little while earthly parents corrected as it pleased them, but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness. But God ever watches us that we may be made holy.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ
    There is only one straight narrow path that God will accept To enter the kingdom of God. Faith, obedience to the word, in sincerity in truth. JOHN 14
  • SIBUSISO S DLAMINI
    well what I think about Hebrews 12 is that this scripture is the one that can be more effective when you TEACH the church of God about how you react as a new born or the son of the living God JESUS CHRIST so that all those who willing to join the havens family will come I Big Numbers.
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.
  • Desmond
    Faithful Christians welcome the Lords chastisement because they understand that it is for their own spiritual good.Christians must have the desire to be corrected when they a walking froward to God's word.God is a loving,caring,forgiving, and just God.Faithful Christians need to always be in remembrance of that.
  • Jonathan McDade
    The Kingdom we receive is inside us when God grants us piece, and if he has delivered us from evil through prayer in secret then we must remember to honour our loving God the Father so that we are never in the hands of the enemy, it would be foolish not to fear God who can do such amazing things for us. What an amazing big God he is.
  • ROY
    AFTER SALVATION, WE MUST LEARN TO FIGHT SATAN WHICH HATES US AND GOD...SATAN OFFERED THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD TO OUR LORD.....THE WORLD, THE FLESH, THE DEVIL WE WILL BE FIGHTING TILL WE DIE OR CHRIST COMES
    THE WORLD (RICHES OF WORLD) THE FLESH (OUR SINS, SELFISH DESIRES, EVIL THOUGHTS ETC) THE DEVIL (FALSE TEACHERS AND WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING ETC

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