18 Discipline your son while there is hope;
don’t be intent on killing him.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 19:18 Lit don’t lift up your soul to his death

15 Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth;
the rod of discipline will drive it away from him.(A)

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13 Don’t withhold discipline from a youth;
if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.(A)
14 Strike him with a rod,
and you will rescue his life from Sheol.(B)

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15 A rod of correction imparts wisdom,(A)
but a youth left to himself[a]
is a disgrace to his mother.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 29:15 Lit youth sent away

17 Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mind(A)
and give you delight.

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