Hebrews 12:6
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New International Version
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son."

King James Bible
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Darby Bible Translation
for whom [the] Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.

World English Bible
For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives."

Young's Literal Translation
for whom the Lord doth love He doth chasten, and He scourgeth every son whom He receiveth;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth - Here is the reason why we should neither neglect correction, nor faint under it: it is a proof of the fatherly love of God Almighty, and shows his most gracious designs towards us; from which we may be fully convinced that the affliction will prove the means of good to our souls, if we make a proper use of it.

And scourgeth every son whom he receiveth - Μαστιγοι δε παντα υἱον, ὁν παραδεχεται. This is a quotation, literatim from the Septuagint, of Proverbs 3:12, of which place our version is: Even as the father the son in whom he delighteth. But, howsoever near this may appear to be the Hebrew, it bears scarcely any affinity to the apostle's words. The Hebrew text is as follows: וכאב את־בן ירצה uchab eth-ben yirtseh. Now, וכאב may be a noun, compounded of the conjunction ו vau, "and," the comparative particle כ ke, "as" or "like;" and אב ab, "a father:" or it may be the third person preterite kal of כאב caab, "he spoiled, wasted, marred, ulcerated," compounded with the conjunction ו vau, "and." And in this sense the Septuagint most evidently understood it; and it is so understood by the Arabic; and both readings seem to be combined by the Syriac and Chaldee versions. And as to רצה ratsah, one of its prime meanings is to accept, to receive graciously, to take into favor; the translation, therefore, of the Septuagint and apostle is perfectly consonant to the Hebrew text, and our version of Proverbs 3:12 is wrong.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Deuteronomy 8:5 You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.

Psalm 32:1-5 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...

Psalm 73:14,15 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning...

Psalm 89:30-34 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments...

Psalm 119:71,75 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes...

Proverbs 3:12 For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 13:24 He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.

Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin...

Jeremiah 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life...

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

and scourgeth.

Hebrews 12:7,8 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not...

2 Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men...

Shaking 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).
"Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. xii. 2). Add to your faith--do not add to yourself. This is where we make the mistake. We must not only enter by faith, but we must advance by faith each step of the way. At every new stage we shall find ourselves as incompetent and unequal for the pressure as before, and we must take the grace and the victory simply by faith. Is it courage? We shall find ourselves lacking in the needed courage; we must claim it by faith. Is it love? Our own love
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Voice of the Blood of Christ
Now, we have in our text "blood" mentioned--two-fold blood. We have the blood of murdered Abel, and the blood of murdered Jesus. We have also two things in the text:--a comparison between the blood of sprinkling, and the blood of Abel; and then a certain condition mentioned. Rather, if we read the whole verse in order to get its meaning, we find that the righteous are spoken of as coming to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than the blood of Abel; so that the condition which will
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Shameful Sufferer
"O love, thou fathomless abyss!" for this love of Christ is indeed measureless and fathomless. None of us can attain unto it. In speaking thereof we feel our own weakness, we cast ourselves upon the strength of the Spirit, but, even then, we feel that we can never attain unto the majesty of this subject. Before we can ever get a right idea of the love of Jesus, we must understand his previous glory in its height of majesty, and his incarnation upon the earth in all its depths of shame. Now, who can
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Cross References
Deuteronomy 8:5
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;

Psalm 119:75
I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

Proverbs 3:11
My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline, and do not resent his rebuke,

Proverbs 3:12
because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Lamentations 3:39
Why should the living complain when punished for their sins?

Revelation 3:19
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

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