11 My son,(A) do not despise the Lord’s discipline,(B)
    and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,(C)
    as a father the son he delights in.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 3:12 Hebrew; Septuagint loves, / and he chastens everyone he accepts as his child

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

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17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,(A)
    but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

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17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

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12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
    but whoever hates correction is stupid.(A)

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12 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

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18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,(A)
    but whoever heeds correction is honored.(B)

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18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

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24 Whoever spares the rod(A) hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline(B) them.(C)

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

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A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.(A)

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A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

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10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
    the one who hates correction will die.(A)

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10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

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12 Mockers resent correction,(A)
    so they avoid the wise.

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12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

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32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,(A)
    but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.(B)

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32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

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18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
    do not be a willing party to their death.(A)

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18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

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30 Blows and wounds scrub(A) away evil,
    and beatings(B) purge the inmost being.

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30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

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Start(A) children off on the way they should go,(B)
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.(C)

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