Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
Treasury of Scripture
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh...
Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Romans 9:3,5 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh...
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Hebrews 12:7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?
Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on the land which the LORD your God gives you.
Leviticus 19:3 You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that...
Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out...
Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of you have they dealt by oppression with the stranger...
Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right...
shall we not.
Malachi 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear?...
James 4:7,10 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you...
1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
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...
Numbers 27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth...
Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth...
ContextGod Disciplines His Sons
4You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin. 5And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him: 6For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and whips every son whom he receives. 7If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not? 8But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons. 9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live? 10For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them which are exercised thereby. 12Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live?
Darby Bible Translation
Moreover we have had the fathers of our flesh as chasteners, and we reverenced them; shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
King James Bible
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Young's Literal Translation
Then, indeed, fathers of our flesh we have had, chastising us, and we were reverencing them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of the spirits, and live?