If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?…
God often uses adversity as a purifier. The wintry snows that lie before my window here (at Saratoga) this morning will kill the vermin; so God sends wintry seasons upon His children to kill certain species of besetting sins.
(T. L. Cuyler.)
Parallel VersesKJV: If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?