Hebrews 12:8

“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sonnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if ye are without chastening, whereof all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you have not that punishment of which we all have our part, then you are not true sons, but children of shame.
- Basic English Bible

But if ye are without chastening, of which all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
- Darby Bible

But if ye are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not sons.
- Webster's Bible

And if you are left without discipline, of which every true son has had a share, that shows that you are bastards, and not true sons.
- Weymouth Bible

But if you are without discipline, of which all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not children.
- World English Bible

That if ye `ben out of chastising, whos parteneris ben ye alle maad, thanne ye ben auowtreris, and not sones.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if ye are apart from chastening, of which all have become partakers, then bastards are ye, and not sons.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:8


12:8 Of which all sons are partakers - More or less.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:8


Heb 12:8 If ye be without chastisement . . . then are ye bastards, and not sons. Instead of that being a fact for congratulation, it only shows that God does not regard you as children. You may call yourselves God's children, but you are not true sons.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Angela a. trehern
    This is such a powerful scripture! It often brings me to a place I need to be...bringing tears to my eyes. Christ on the cross dying in agony , innocent ,choosing with the deepest love possible to give his life for me, a sinner so unworthy and many times weak...I find strength and tremendous encouragement in my Christian walk in these words!!(:
  • Darlene Wells
    God's word is truth and fulfillingh
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - If you've ever read, in depth, what Jesus suffered even before his crucifixion, before Pilate, etc, and then read Heb.12:2 - .....and for the joy that was set before him.....; joy not for himself, but for all the souls that would be with Him because of His sacrifice.
  • BSP
    We should strive to pursue peace with all men.
  • 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
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.

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