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10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.
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12 Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.
32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.
30 Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.
6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
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.
15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.
19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.
21 A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.
4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.
7 A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.
18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.[a]
7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings,[b] but the name of the wicked will rot.
16 The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of[a] their power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.
9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
20 The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.