Do Not Grow Weary

Hebrews 12

3 d Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or e fainthearted. 4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
f "My son, g do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
6 For h the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives."

7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. i God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without discipline, j in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to k the Father of spirits l and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, m that we may share his holiness. 11 n For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields o the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

12 Therefore p lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and q make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint r but rather be healed. 14 s Strive for peace with everyone, and for the t holiness u without which no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one v fails to obtain the grace of God; that no w "root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16 that no one is x sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17 For you know that y afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 10:24
    A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
    Revelation 2:3
    I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary.
  2. Cross References
    Galatians 6:9
    And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:11 - 12
    My son, do not despise the Lord 's discipline or be weary of his reproof.
  4. Cross References
    Job 5:17
    Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
  5. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:11 - 12
    My son, do not despise the Lord 's discipline or be weary of his reproof.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 94:12
    Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law.
    Psalms 119:67
    Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.
    Psalms 119:75
    I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
    Revelation 3:19
    Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:5
    Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.
    2 Samuel 7:14
    I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men.
    Proverbs 13:24
    Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
    Proverbs 19:18
    Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.
    Proverbs 23:13
    Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.
  8. Cross References
    1 Peter 5:9
    Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 16:22
    And they fell on their faces and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be angry with all the congregation?
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 38:16
    O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh restore me to health and make me live!
  11. Cross References
    2 Peter 1:4
    By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
    Leviticus 11:44
    For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground.
  12. Cross References
    1 Peter 1:6
    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials.
  13. Cross References
    James 3:17 - 18
    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 35:3
    Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
    Job 4:3 - 4
    Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.
  15. Cross References
    Proverbs 4:26 - 27
    Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.
  16. Cross References
    James 5:16
    Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
    Galatians 6:1
    Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
  17. Cross References
    Romans 14:19
    So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
  18. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 4:7
    For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
  19. Cross References
    Matthew 5:8
    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
    2 Corinthians 7:1
    Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
    Ephesians 5:5
    For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous ( that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
    Revelation 21:27
    But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
    Revelation 22:4
    They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
  20. Cross References
    Hebrews 4:1
    Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.
    2 Corinthians 6:1
    Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
    Galatians 5:4
    You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
  21. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 29:18
    Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.
  22. Cross References
    Hebrews 13:4
    Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
    Genesis 25:33
    Jacob said, "Swear to me now." So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.
  23. Cross References
    Genesis 27:34
    As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, O my father!
    Genesis 27:36
    Esau said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me these two times. He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." Then he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?
    Genesis 27:38
    Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
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