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Proverbs 13:24New American Standard Bible (NASB)

24 He who withholds his [a]rod hates his son,
But he who loves him [b]disciplines him diligently.


  1. Proverbs 13:24 I.e. correction or discipline
  2. Proverbs 13:24 Lit seeks him diligently with discipline
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Proverbs 13:24New International Version (NIV)

24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

New International Version (NIV)

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Proverbs 13:24King James Version (KJV)

24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Proverbs 13:24English Standard Version (ESV)

24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
    but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.[a]


  1. Proverbs 13:24 Or who loves him disciplines him early
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 13:24Contemporary English Version (CEV)

24 If you love your children,
    you will correct them;
    if you don’t love them,
    you won’t correct them.

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