Hebrews 12:5

“And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ye haue forgotten the exhortation which speaketh vnto you as vnto children, My sonne, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and ye have forgotten the exhortation which reasoneth with you as with sons, My son, regard not lightly the chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when thou art reproved of him;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you have not kept in mind the word which says to you as to sons, My son, do not make little of the Lord's punishment, and do not give up hope when you are judged by him;
- Basic English Bible

And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not [the] chastening of [the] Lord, nor faint [when] reproved by him;
- Darby Bible

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh to you as to children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked by him:
- Webster's Bible

and you have quite forgotten the encouraging words which are addressed to you as sons, and which say, "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline, and do not faint when He corrects you;
- Weymouth Bible

and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;
- World English Bible

And ye han foryet the coumfort that spekith to you as to sones, and seith, My sone, nyle thou dispise the teching of the Lord, nether be thou maad weri, the while thou art chastisid of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye have forgotten the exhortation that doth speak fully with you as with sons, `My son, be not despising chastening of the Lord, nor be faint, being reproved by Him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:5


12:5 And yet ye seem already to have forgotten the exhortation - Wherein God speaketh to you with the utmost tenderness. Despise not thou the chastening of the Lord - Do not slight or make little of it; do not impute any affliction to chance or second causes but see and revere the hand of God in it. Neither faint when thou art rebuked of him - But endure it patiently and fruitfully. #Pro 3:11|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:5


Heb 12:5 Ye have forgotten the exhortation. Surely they must have forgotten, or they would bear their tribulations more cheerfully. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord. This is quoted from Job 5:17-18. See also 2Sa 6:7-10. The thought is, Do not murmur at God's reproofs and chastenings.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • 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.
  • 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

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