“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”
King James Version (KJV)
12:8 Of which all sons are partakers - More or less.
Heb 12:8 If ye be without chastisement . . . then are ye bastards, and not sons. Instead of that being a fact for congratulation, it only shows that God does not regard you as children. You may call yourselves God's children, but you are not true sons.