The Result of Training : Hebrews 12:11-13                                                         

The Result of Training

11 Now no chastening[1] for the present[2] seemeth[3] to be joyous[4], but grievous[5]: nevertheless afterward[6] it yieldeth[7] the peaceable[8] fruit of righteousness[9] unto them which are exercised[10] thereby.

12 Wherefore lift up[11] the hands[12] which hang down[13], and the feeble[14] knees[15];

13 And make straight[16] paths[17] for your feet, lest that which is lame[18] be turned out of the way[19]; but let it rather be healed[20].” - Hebrews 12:11-13 KJV

Hebrews 12:11-13 THV Version

11) But moreover, no education, tutoring, training, or disciplinary action relating to the cultivation of mind, morals, and soul by correcting mistakes and curbing passions; no instruction that aims at the increase of virtue is considered delightful or is thought of and received joyfully. Contrarily, we view such things grievously, associating them with discomfort and psychological pain. But the reality, when it is said and done, the result is a yield of mature, healthy growth- greater balance and coherence with self and Self for those who experience the spiritual, psychological, and emotional vulnerability such discipline requires.

12) Knowing this, increase the power that you’ve disregarded, ignored, and forgotten. Your true nature which you have put off and turned off has become inactive, weakened, atrophied, paralyzed, sick, enfeebled. It is your Creator-given birthright, your natural and complete functionality.

13) Act honestly! Raise your lower way of existing. Discontinue the, common, “plain” or basic way of living. Rise up to the quality of your true self! Put away your feeble way of functioning. Let go of habitual thinking and acting that has held you down. Make the path of your life level to The Highest in you. Do all you can to realize your ultimate fit-ness (ability) to not only survive but to thrive! Do this so that which is crippling you “hand”, “knee”, and “foot”, won’t become twisted out of joint and dislocated. Instead, let it be healed. You can be made whole. This is the path, The Way, designed for your greatest life experience- the expression of your highest purpose.

Commentary

Hands, knees and feet are imagerial as tools of strength, power and self-expression. They are parts of the body that, if not used properly and frequently, are susceptible to damage and atrophy. The message to be perceived is that to be human is to be in need of training, guidance, accountability in order to mature adequately, spiritually and physically.

To fear disciplined training is normal but is also to remain immature, adolescent in one’s view and ability. There is a way to change one’s mindset so that training can be experienced with the joy of the end result in mind. It is a way of life that requires insight, foresight, and hope. Coherence is the uniting of the brain and heart with the Divine Mind. This state of awareness reveals the truth that all discipline of the mind, body, and soul brings about the increasing development of you into the Archetypal you as 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 explains.

*See “A Voice in the Wilderness : Isaiah 40:3-5.” It’s discussion of “straight paths” is the same as what is mentioned here. Both passages discuss the lower nature of our conscience as “plains”, “valleys. In contrast, the ego-nature is called a “mountain”, needing to be leveled, brought low, while the “valleys” and “plains” need to be risen to level with the plumbline of The Sacred.

See “Wait Upon the Lord: Isaiah 40:28-31”. It’s discussion of “soaring on wings like eagles” carries the same sentiment of rising above the depressive issues of our personal, inner and outer world.


[1] G3809 paideía, pahee-di'-ah; from G3811; tutorage, i.e. education or training; by implication, disciplinary correction:—chastening, chastisement, instruction, nurture. The whole training and education of children (which relates to the cultivation of mind and morals, and employs for this purpose now commands and admonitions, now reproof and punishment); "whatever in adults also cultivates the soul, especially by correcting mistakes and curbing the passions "; hence, a. instruction which aims at the increase of virtue

G3811 paideúō, pahee-dyoo'-o; from G3816; to train up a child, i.e. educate, or (by implication), discipline (by punishment):—chasten(-ise), instruct, learn, teach.

G3816 paîs, paheece; perhaps from G3817; a boy (as often beaten with impunity), or (by analogy), a girl, and (genitive case) a child; specially, a slave or servant (especially a minister to a king; and by eminence to God):—child, maid(-en), (man) servant, son, young man.

[2] G3918 πάρειμι páreimi, par'-i-mee; to be near, i.e. at hand; neuter present participle (singular) time being, or (plural) property:—come, × have, be here, + lack, (be here) present.

[3] G1380 dokéō, dok-eh'-o; a prolonged form of a primary verb, δόκω dókō dok'-o (used only in an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of G1166) of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem (truthfully or uncertainly):—be accounted, (of own) please(-ure), be of reputation, seem (good), suppose, think, trow.

[4] G5479 chará, khar-ah'; from G5463; cheerfulness, i.e. calm delight:—gladness, × greatly, (X be exceeding) joy(-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).

G5463 χαίρω chaírō, khah'-ee-ro; a primary verb; to be "cheer"ful, i.e. calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation (on meeting or parting), be well:—farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hail, joy(- fully), rejoice.

[5] G3077 λύπη lýpē, loo'-pay; apparently a primary word; sadness:—grief, grievous, + grudgingly, heaviness, sorrow, pain, grief, of mourning.

[6] G5305  ὕστερον hýsteron, hoos'-ter-on; neuter of G5306 as adverb; more lately, i.e. eventually:—afterward, (at the) last (of all).

G5306 ὕστερος hýsteros, hoos'-ter-os; later:—latter, coming after, afterward.

[7] G591 ἀποδίδωμι apodídōmi, ap-od-eed'-o-mee; from G575 and G1325; to give away, i.e. up, over, back, etc. (in various applications):—deliver (again), give (again), (re-)pay(-ment be made), perform, recompense, render, requite, restore, reward, sell, yield.

[8] G1516 εἰρηνικός eirēnikós, i-ray-nee-kos'; from G1515; pacific; by implication, salutary:—peaceable. Relating to peace,

G1515 εἰρήνη eirḗnē, i-ray'-nay; probably from a primary verb εἴρω eírō (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication, prosperity:—one, peace, quietness, rest, + set at one again; harmony, concord.

[9] G1343 δικαιοσύνη dikaiosýnē, dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay; from G1342; equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification:—righteousness. The state of one who is such as they ought to be.

G1342 δίκαιος díkaios, dik'-ah-yos; from G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively):—just, meet, right(-eous).

G1349 δίκη díkē, dee'-kay; probably from G1166; right (as self-evident), i.e. justice (the principle, a decision, or its execution):—judgment, punish, vengeance.

[10] G1128 γυμνάζω gymnázō, goom-nad'-zo; from G1131; to practise naked (in the games), i.e. train (figuratively):—exercise.

G1131 γυμνός gymnós, goom-nos'; of uncertain affinity; nude (absolute or relative, literal or figurative):—naked.

[11] G461 ἀνορθόω anorthóō, an-orth-o'-o; from G303 and a derivative of the base of G3717; to straighten up:—lift (set) up, make straight.

G303 ἀνά aná, an-ah'; a primary preposition and adverb; properly, up; but (by extension) used (distributively) severally, or (locally) at (etc.):—and, apiece, by, each, every (man), in, through.

G3717 ὀρθός orthós, or-thos'; right (as rising), i.e. (perpendicularly) erect (figuratively, honest), or (horizontally) level or direct:—straight, upright.

[12] G5495 χείρ cheír, khire; the hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument):—hand.

[13] G3935 παρίημι paríēmi, par-ee'-ay-mi; from G3844 and hiemi (to send); to let by, i.e. relax:—hang down; to let pass, to pass by, neglect, to disregard, omit; to relax, loosen, let go; relaxed, unstrung, weakened, exhausted

[14] G3886 παραλύω paralýō, par-al-oo'-o; from G3844 and G3089; to loosen beside, i.e. relax (perfect passive participle, paralyzed or enfeebled):—feeble, sick of the (taken with) palsy. To loose, dissolve, hence, to weaken, enfeeble; suffering from the relaxing of the nerves, unstrung, weak of limb (palsied).

G3844 παρά pará, par-ah'; a primary preposition; properly, near; i.e. (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local (especially beyond or opposed to) or causal (on account of):—above, against, among, at, before, by, contrary to, × friend, from, + give (such things as they), + that (she) had, × his, in, more than, nigh unto, (out) of, past, save, side…by, in the sight of, than, (there-)fore, with.

G3089 λύω lýō, loo'-o; a primary verb; to "loosen" (literally or figuratively):—break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-)loose, melt, put off.

[15] G1119 γόνυ góny, gon-oo'; of uncertain affinity; the "knee":—knee(X -l); bend the knees, kneel down, bow the knee.

[16]G3717 ὀρθός orthós, or-thos'; probably from the base of G3735; right (as rising), i.e. (perpendicularly) erect (figuratively, honest), or (horizontally) level or direct:—straight, upright.

G3735 ὄρος óros, or'-os; probably from an obsolete ὄρω órō (to rise or "rear"; perhaps akin to G142; compare G3733); a mountain (as lifting itself above the plain):—hill, mount(-ain).

G142 αἴρω aírō, ah'-ee-ro; a primary root; to lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare H5375) to expiate sin:—away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up); to raise from the ground.

G3733 ὄρνις órnis, or'-nis; probably from a prolonged form of the base of G3735; a bird (as rising in the air), i.e. (specially), a hen (or female domestic fowl):—hen.

H5375 nâsâʼ, naw-saw'; or נָסָה nâçâh; (Psalm 4:6 [7]), a primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative:—accept, advance, arise, (able to, (armor), suffer to) bear(-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honorable ( man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, × needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, swear, take (away, up), × utterly, wear, yield.

H3474 yâshar, yaw-shar'; a primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively, to be (causatively, to make) right, pleasant, prosperous:—direct, fit, seem good (meet), please (will), be (esteem, go) right (on), bring (look, make, take the) straight (way), be upright(-ly); level

[17] G5163 τροχιά trochiá, trokh-ee-ah'; from G5164; a track (as a wheel-rut), i.e. (figuratively) a course of conduct:—path.

G5164 τροχός trochós, trokh-os'; from G5143; a wheel (as a runner), i.e. (figuratively) a circuit of physical effects:—course.

G5143 τρέχω tréchō, trekh'-o; apparently a primary verb; which uses δρέμω drémō drem'-o as alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily (literally or figuratively):—have course, run; to exert oneself, to strive hard

[18] G5560 χωλός chōlós, kho-los'; apparently a primary word; "halt", i.e. limping:—cripple, halt, lame.

[19] G1624 ἐκτρέπω ektrépō, ek-trep'-o; from G1537 and the base of G5157; to deflect, i.e. turn away (literally or figuratively):—avoid, turn (aside, out of the way); to twist, put out of joint.

[20] G2390 ἰάομαι iáomai, ee-ah'-om-ahee; middle voice of apparently a primary verb; to cure (literally or figuratively):—heal, make whole.