Hebrews 12:8

“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sonnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if ye are without chastening, whereof all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you have not that punishment of which we all have our part, then you are not true sons, but children of shame.
- Basic English Bible

But if ye are without chastening, of which all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
- Darby Bible

But if ye are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not sons.
- Webster's Bible

And if you are left without discipline, of which every true son has had a share, that shows that you are bastards, and not true sons.
- Weymouth Bible

But if you are without discipline, of which all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not children.
- World English Bible

That if ye `ben out of chastising, whos parteneris ben ye alle maad, thanne ye ben auowtreris, and not sones.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if ye are apart from chastening, of which all have become partakers, then bastards are ye, and not sons.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:8


12:8 Of which all sons are partakers - More or less.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:8


Heb 12:8 If ye be without chastisement . . . then are ye bastards, and not sons. Instead of that being a fact for congratulation, it only shows that God does not regard you as children. You may call yourselves God's children, but you are not true sons.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • 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
  • 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

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