Discipline Of Children
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol. My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.
Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? ...
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.