New International Version
They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For - a few days - The chastisement of our earthly parents lasted only a short time; that of our heavenly Father will also be but a short time, if we submit: and as our parents ceased to correct when we learned obedience; so will our heavenly Father when the end for which he sent the chastisement is accomplished. God delights not in the rod; judgment is his strange work.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
after their own pleasure. or, as seemed good, or meet, to them. but he. See on.
LibraryShaking of Heaven and Earth. December 22.
"Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but heaven" (Hebrews xii. 26- 29). This is one of the royal texts of Scripture. It declares one of those great laws of the kingdom of God which may fulfil itself once and again at many eras and by many methods; which fulfilled itself most gloriously in the first century after Christ; again in the fifth century; again at the time of the Crusades; and again at the great Reformation in the sixteenth century,--and is fulfilling itself again at this very day. …
Charles Kingsley—Daily Thoughts,
March 26. "Jesus, the Author and Finisher of Our Faith" (Heb. xii. 2).
The Voice of the Blood of Christ
The Shameful Sufferer
I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
2 Peter 1:4
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
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