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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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