Bible: Hebrews 12:9-13

12:9 Besides, we have experienced discipline from 1  our earthly fathers 2  and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life? 3  12:10 For they disciplined us for a little while as seemed good to them, but he does so for our benefit, that we may share his holiness. 12:11 Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. 4  But later it produces the fruit of peace and righteousness 5  for those trained by it. 12:12 Therefore, strengthen 6  your listless hands and your weak knees, 7  12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, 8  so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.

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