And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
 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?
 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
 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.
 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son?
 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.