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Hebrews 12:4–14

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Ye have not yet resisted qunto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten rthe exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, sMy son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor pfaint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and tscourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, uGod dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father vchasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, wwhereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we xgave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto ythe Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us ||after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, zthat we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening afor the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth bthe peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are cexercised thereby. 12 Wherefore delift up fgthe hands which hang down, and ghthe feeble knees; 13 And imake ||straight paths for your feet, jlest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but klet it rather be healed. 14 lFollow peace with all men, and mholiness, nwithout which no man shall see the Lord:

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ch. 13:22. See Acts 13:15.

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Cited from Prov. 3:11, 12 (Gk.), which see.

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Gal. 6:9. ver. 5.

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See Luke 18:2.

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[Or, as seemed good, or, meet to them].

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Comp. Wisd. 3:5.

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See ch. 5:14.

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Job 4:3, 4. Cited from Isai. 35:3. So 1 Thess 5:14.

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Luke 13:13 (Gk.).

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Ecclus. 2:12 (Gk.).

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Cited from Prov. 4:26 (Gk.).

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Or, even.

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