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

  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:2 LOOKING UNTO JESUS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH WHO FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM --- ENDURED THE CROSS --- DESPISING THE SHAME AND IS SET DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE --- THRONE OF GOD --- HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT --- HE --- BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT OBEY HIM
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:17 FOR YOU KNOW HOW THAT AFTERWARD WHEN HE WOULD HAVE INHERITED THE BLESSING THE BLESSING HE WAS REJECTED FOR HE FOUND NO PLACE OF REPENTANCE THOUGH HE SOUGHT IT CAREFULLY WITH TEARS
  • Lilian
    Wherefore we recieving Kingdom which cannot be move let us have by grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear Amen thanks to the blood Jesus
  • Lucinda Hardman
    Jesus says in John 8:47 that His own people were not able to understand Him because they had sin in their lives. Please be prayerful about telling people to know or believe Christ has nothing to do with sin because they must acknowledge they are a sinner ask for forgiveness and follow his godly example that what proves that we know Him out character. That why the Scribes hated Him Him read these scriptures. If this thing to know Jesus wasn't about us sinning why did He come. He came to turn us to Him yes but by exposing the truth that we're sinful with His blood was for the remission of sins. It can only be cancelled if people receive Him by acknowledging first they are sinners. That what all the disciples went to preach. He saved Mary Magdalene but said 'Go and sin no more.' That's why so many people are confused. We must love help and yes people should see Jesus in the right light. Believe He is tell them but why do we leave out, 'Go and sin no more.' It's His word and to know Him is for Him to help them with their struggles. Cause if sis isn't and issue then the world must be getting better cause there's a lot of killing, sexual sin, lying and etc, etc but God said we would not inherit the kingdom if we continue on this path. ,2nd Timothy chapter 3. So yes change our minds to know Christ but go and sin no more. Be blessed!
  • Faith
    My friend told me that judgement day will never come, but she's wrong. As I know Faith is stronger than fear. You just have to laugh at fear. Laughter and happiness is stronger than anything.
  • I AM
    To my elect: the commandment to repent is now come. The wicked will now certainly do wickedly as nothing will be restrained from them the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Repent and be filled with my Spirit. See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: have fervent charity among yourselves and have peace in Christ Jesus.

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