Hebrews 12:7

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If yee endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sonnes: for what sonne is he whom the father chasteneth not?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom {his} father does not discipline?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is for chastening that ye endure; God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is there whom `his' father chasteneth not?
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is for your training that you undergo these things; God is acting to you as a father does to his sons; for what son does not have punishment from his father?
- Basic English Bible

Ye endure for chastening, God conducts himself towards you as towards sons; for who is the son that the father chastens not?
- Darby Bible

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons: for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
- Webster's Bible

The sufferings that you are enduring are for your discipline. God is dealing with you as sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
- Weymouth Bible

It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with children, for what son is there whom his father doesn't discipline?
- World English Bible

Abide ye stille in chastising; God proferith hym to you as to sones. For what sone is it, whom the fadir chastisith not?
- Wycliffe Bible

if chastening ye endure, as to sons God beareth Himself to you, for who is a son whom a father doth not chasten?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:7


12:7 Whom his father chasteneth not - When he offends.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:7


Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons. If you are called on to suffer, it shows that God is treating you as his children.

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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