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

  • Unshaken
    A powerful message from our brother Banabus. We must be sifted of our impurities by the Word, brothers and sisters. Submit to the higher powers and be washed in the Blood. Become a living sacrifice at the alter, for anything that we grasp onto will be sacrificed as Abraham was so commanded with his lone heir. Look unto the heavens and be guided by a most merciful God, who is the true Father
  • 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.

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