12 Blessed is the one you discipline,(A) Lord,
    the one you teach(B) from your law;

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18 The Lord has chastened(A) me severely,
    but he has not given me over to death.(B)

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11 My son,(A) do not despise the Lord’s discipline,(B)
    and do not resent his rebuke,

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12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,(A)
    as a father the son he delights in.[a](B)

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Footnotes

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

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children.(A) For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline(B)—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits(C) and live!(D) 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.(E)

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19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.(A) So be earnest and repent.(B)

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