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

  • Irene123
    HEB 12:2 -- "...........WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS............." The 'joy' .....; can you imagine!? Nor was it His personal joy He was thinking of, but His joy in OUR salvation when we followed Him in Acts 2:38. He went thru this for us, not for Himself.
  • 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.

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