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

  • Ann
    lake of fire is mentioned 4 times in the KJV bible, read it in Revelation 19: 20 - Revelation 20:10 - Revelation 20:14 - and Revelation 20:15. As I see it, it is the eternal hell fire.
  • Avigayil
    I am curious about the final verse. The baptism of John (repentance) is of water, but the baptism of Yeshua is with fire - which is the giving of the the Holy Spirit. We see here that Yehovah is a consuming fire - which is His Righteous Judgment. So what is the lake of fire then? Is it a physical place, or simply refering to the Judgment of Yehovah?

    See 1 Corinthians 3:15
  • BSP
    Verse 16: One who commits sexual immorality is likened to having the attitude of Esau. He was willing to trade something valuable for a few fleeting moments of physical pleasure.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Considering the things that Jesus went through can help us when we endure trials.
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:15 FOLLOW PEACE WITH ALL MEN AND HOLINESS WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD 1 PETER 1:15 BUT AS HE WHICH HATH CALLED YOU IS HOLY SO BE YOU HOLY IN ALL MANNER OF CONVERSATION --12:16--BECAUSE AS IT IS WRITTEN BE YOU HOLY FOR I AM HOLY***MARK 7:9 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM FULL WELL YOU REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD THAT YOU MAY KEEP YOUR OWN TRADITION***
  • BSP
    Verses 5 and 6 tell us not to belittle discipline or give up when disciplined. We should humble take the discipline and learn from our mistakes.

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