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

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

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

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

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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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12 Mockers resent correction,(A)
    so they avoid 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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18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
    do not be a willing party to their death.(A)

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

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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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15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.(A)

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Saying 13

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
14 Punish them with the rod
    and save them from death.(A)

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15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.(A)

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17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.(A)

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19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words;
    though they understand, they will not respond.

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21 A servant pampered from youth
    will turn out to be insolent.

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Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,
    but those who heed it resist them.

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A discerning son heeds instruction,
    but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.(A)

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If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,
    even their prayers are detestable.(A)

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18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.(A)

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