Hebrews 12:10
Good News Translation
Our human fathers punished us for a short time, as it seemed right to them; but God does it for our own good, so that we may share his holiness.

Contemporary English Version
Our human fathers correct us for a short time, and they do it as they think best. But God corrects us for our own good, because he wants us to be holy, as he is.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

New American Bible
They disciplined us for a short time as seemed right to them, but he does so for our benefit, in order that we may share his holiness.

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And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

after their own pleasure.

Hebrews 12:5,6 And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him. . . .

partakers.

Leviticus 11:44,45 For I am the Lord your God. Be holy because I am holy. Defile not your souls by any creeping thing, that moveth upon the earth. . . .

Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel. And thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.

Psalm 17:15 But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.

Ezekiel 36:25-27 And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols. . . .

Ephesians 4:24 And put on the new man, who according to God is created in justice and holiness of truth.

Ephesians 5:26,27 That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: . . .

Colossians 1:22 Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted and blameless before him:

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

1 Peter 1:15,16 But according to him that hath called you, who is holy, be you also in all manner of conversation holy: . . .

1 Peter 2:5,9 Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. . . .

2 Peter 1:4 By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.

Context
God Disciplines His Sons
9Moreover, we have had fathers of our flesh for instructors, and we reverenced them. Shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits and live? 10And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification. 11Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield to them that are exercised by it the most peaceable fruit of justice.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:75
I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.

Lamentations 3:33
Caph. For he hath not willingly afflicted, nor cast off the children of men.

Hebrews 12:14
Follow peace with all men and holiness: without which no man shall see God.

2 Peter 1:4
By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.

Additional Translations
Our fathers disciplined us for a short time as they thought best, but God disciplines us for our good, so that we may share in His holiness.

For truly they were disciplining us for a few days, according to that seeming good to them; but He for our benefitting, in order to share His holiness.

For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.

For they indeed chastened for a few days, as seemed good to them; but he for profit, in order to the partaking of his holiness.

For they verily for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.

For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

It is true that they disciplined us for a few years according as they thought fit; but He does it for our certain good, in order that we may become sharers in His own holy character.

For they indeed, for a few days, punished us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.

for they, indeed, for a few days, according to what seemed good to them, were chastening, but He for profit, to be partakers of His separation;
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