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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Hebrews 12:11

    CHAPTERS: Hebrews 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29




    King James Bible - Hebrew 12:11

    Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

    World English Bible

    All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful
    fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.

    Douay-Rheims - Hebrew 12:11

    Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield, to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable
    fruit of justice.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable
    fruit of righteousness to them who are exercised by it.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3956 δε 1161 παιδεια 3809 προς 4314 μεν 3303 το 3588 παρον 3918 5752 ου 3756 δοκει 1380 5719 χαρας 5479 ειναι 1511 5750 αλλα 235 λυπης 3077 υστερον 5305 δε 1161 καρπον 2590 ειρηνικον 1516 τοις 3588 δι 1223 αυτης 846 γεγυμνασμενοις 1128 5772 αποδιδωσιν 591 5719 δικαιοσυνης 1343

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (11) -
    Ps 89:32; 118:18 Pr 15:10; 19:18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:11

    Es verdad que ningn castigo al presente parece ser causa de gozo, sino de tristeza; mas despus da fruto apacible de justicia a los que en l son ejercitados.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Hebrew 12:11

    Verse 11. No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous] Neither
    correction, wholesome restraint, domestic regulations, nor gymnastic discipline, are pleasant to them that are thus exercised; but it is by these means that obedient children, scholars, and great men are made. And it is by God's discipline that Christians are made. He who does not bear the yoke of Christ is good for nothing to others, and never gains rest to his own soul.

    The peaceable fruit of righteousness] i.e. The joyous, prosperous fruits; those fruits by which we gain much, and through which we are made happy.

    Exercised thereby.] gegumnasmenoiv? To the trained. There is still an allusion to the Grecian games; and in the word before us to those gymnastic exercises by which the candidates for the prizes were trained to the different kinds of exercises in which they were to contend when the games were publicly opened.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 11. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous , etc..] These words anticipate an objection, taken from the grief and sorrow that comes by afflictions; and therefore how should they be for profit and advantage? The apostle answers, by granting that no affliction seemeth to be joyous, in outward appearance to flesh and blood, and according to the judgment of carnal sense and reason; in this view of afflictions, it must be owned, they do not appear to be matter, cause, or occasion of joy; though they really are, when viewed by faith, and judged of by sanctified reason; for they are tokens of the love of God and Christ; are evidences of sonship; and work together either for the temporal, or spiritual, or eternal good of the saints: and so likewise indeed for the present time, either while under them, or in the present state of things, they seem so; but hereafter, either now when they are over; or however in the world to come, when the grace, goodness, wisdom, and power of God in them, in supporting under them, bringing out of them, and the blessed effects, and fruits of them, will be discerned, they will be looked upon with pleasure: but for the present, and when carnal sense and reason prevail, it must be allowed, that they are not matter of joy, but grievous ; or matter, cause, and occasion of grief; they cause pain and grief to the afflicted, and to their friends and relations about them; and especially, they are very grieving, and occasion heaviness, and are grievous to be borne, when soul troubles attend them; when God hides his face, and the soul is filled with a sense of wrath, looking upon the chastening, as being in wrath and hot displeasure; when Satan is let loose, and casts his fiery darts thick and fast; and when the soul has lost its views of interest in the love of God, and in the grace of Christ, and in eternal glory and happiness. Nevertheless, afterwards it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised thereby : who are used unto afflictions; trained up and instructed in the school of afflictions, as the word may signify; in which many useful lessons of faith and hope, patience and experience, humility, self-denial; and resignation of will, are learned: and to such afflictions yield the fruit of peace; external peace and prosperity sometimes follow upon them; and oftentimes internal peace is enjoyed in them; and they always issue to such in eternal peace and everlasting happiness; and this peace arises from the righteousness of Christ, laid hold upon by faith, which produces a true conscience peace, and entitles to that everlasting joy and rest which remains for the people of God.

    Moreover, the fruit of holiness may be designed, which saints by afflictions are made partakers of, and the peace enjoyed in that; for there is a peace, which though it does not spring from, yet is found in the ways of righteousness; and though this peace may not be had for the present, or while the affliction lasts, yet it is experienced afterwards; either after the affliction is over in the present life, or however in eternity, when the saints enter into peace; for the end of such dispensations, and of the persons exercised by them, is peace, Ver. 12. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down , etc..] These words may be considered as spoken to the Hebrews, with respect to themselves; accordingly, the Syriac version reads, your hands, and your knees; who were sluggish, and inactive in prayer, in hearing the word, in attendance on ordinances, in holding fast their profession, and in the performance of those things which adorn it; they were weary and fatigued with weights and burdens of sins and afflictions; and were faint, fearful, and timorous, through distrust of the promised good, because of their persecutions, being in present distress, and in a view of approaching danger, with which they might be surprised, as well as affected with their present afflictions: and then the exhortation to lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, is to be active in every duty; to be courageous against every enemy: to bear patiently every burden; to take heart, and be of good cheer under every afflictive providence: or else they may be considered as an exhortation to them with respect to others, which seems to be most agreeable to ( Isaiah 35:3) from whence they are taken; and then what is signified in them is done by sympathizing with persons in distress; by speaking comfortably to them, and by bearing their burdens.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-11 - The persevering obedience of faith in Christ, was the race set befor the Hebrews, wherein they must either win the crown of glory, or have everlasting misery for their portion; and it is set before us. By the sin that does so easily beset us, understand that sin to which we ar most prone, or to which we are most exposed, from habit, age, or circumstances. This is a most important exhortation; for while a man' darling sin, be it what it will, remains unsubdued, it will hinder his from running the Christian race, as it takes from him every motive for running, and gives power to every discouragement. When weary and fain in their minds, let them recollect that the holy Jesus suffered, to save them from eternal misery. By stedfastly looking to Jesus, their thoughts would strengthen holy affections, and keep under their carna desires. Let us then frequently consider him. What are our littl trials to his agonies, or even to our deserts? What are they to the sufferings of many others? There is a proneness in believers to gro weary, and to faint under trials and afflictions; this is from the imperfection of grace and the remains of corruption. Christians shoul not faint under their trials. Though their enemies and persecutors ma be instruments to inflict sufferings, yet they are Divin chastisements; their heavenly Father has his hand in all, and his wis end to answer by all. They must not make light of afflictions, and be without feeling under them, for they are the hand and rod of God, an are his rebukes for sin. They must not despond and sink under trials nor fret and repine, but bear up with faith and patience. God may le others alone in their sins, but he will correct sin in his ow children. In this he acts as becomes a father. Our earthly parent sometimes may chasten us, to gratify their passion, rather than to reform our manners. But the Father of our souls never willingly grieve nor afflicts his children. It is always for our profit. Our whole lif here is a state of childhood, and imperfect as to spiritual things therefore we must submit to the discipline of such a state. When we come to a perfect state, we shall be fully reconciled to all God' chastisement of us now. God's correction is not condemnation; the chastening may be borne with patience, and greatly promote holiness Let us then learn to consider the afflictions brought on us by the malice of men, as corrections sent by our wise and gracious Father, for our spiritual good.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3956 δε 1161 παιδεια 3809 προς 4314 μεν 3303 το 3588 παρον 3918 5752 ου 3756 δοκει 1380 5719 χαρας 5479 ειναι 1511 5750 αλλα 235 λυπης 3077 υστερον 5305 δε 1161 καρπον 2590 ειρηνικον 1516 τοις 3588 δι 1223 αυτης 846 γεγυμνασμενοις 1128 5772 αποδιδωσιν 591 5719 δικαιοσυνης 1343

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    11. No chastening for the present seemeth (pasa
    men paideia prov men to paron ou dokei). Lit. all chastening - doth not seem. Pasa of all sorts, divine and human. The A.V., by joining ouj not to pasa all, and rendering no chastisement, weakens the emphasis on the idea every kind of chastisement. Prov men to paron for the present. For the force of prov see on ver. 10. Not merely during the present, but for the present regarded as the time in which its application is necessary and salutary. Men indicates that the suffering present is to be offset by a fruitful future - but (de) afterward.

    To be joyous but grievous (carav einai alla luphv). Lit. to be of joy but of grief.

    It yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness ( karpon eirhnikon apodidwsin dikaiosunhv). Perhaps with a suggestion of recompense for the long-suffering and waiting, since ajpodidonai often signifies "to give back." The phrase ajpodidonai karpon only here and Revelation xxii. 2. Karpon fruit with didonai to give, Matt. xiii. 8; Mark. iv. 8: with poiein to make or produce, often in Synoptic Gospels, as Matt. iii. 8, 10; vii. 17; Luke iii. 8; vi. 43, etc.: with ferein to bear, always and only in John, John xii. 24; xv. 2, 4, 5, 8, xvi. with blastanein to bring forth, James v. 18. Eirhnikov peaceable, in N.T. Only here and Jas. iii. 17, as an epithet of wisdom. Quite often in LXX of men, the heart, especially of words and sacrifices. The phrase karpov eijrhnikov peaceable fruit (omit the), N.T.o , o LXX. The phrase fruit of righteousness, Philip. i. 11; Jas. iii. 18, and LXX, Prov. iii. 9; xi. 30; xiii. 2; Amos vi. 13: comp. Psalm i. 3; lvii. 11. The genitive of righteousness is explicative or appositional; fruit which consists in righteousness or is righteousness.

    Unto them which are exercised thereby (toiv di authv gegumnasmenoiv). Who have been subjected to the severe discipline of suffering, and have patiently undergone it. For the verb see on 1 Timothy iv. 7. Rend. "it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, even the fruit of righteousness." This preserves the Greek order, and puts righteousness in its proper, emphatic position.

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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29


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