Notes on Discipline of Children, Spanking

Deuteronomy 8:5
"You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you."
[Note: "chastens" means to chastise literally with blows or figuratively with words]

Deuteronomy 21:18
"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them,"

Proverbs 10:13
"Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding."

Proverbs 13:24
"He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly."

Proverbs 15:10
"Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die."

Proverbs 17:10
"Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool."

Proverbs 19:18
"Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction."

Proverbs 19:25
"Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge."

Proverbs 19:29
"Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools."

Proverbs 20:30
"Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart."

Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:15
"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him."

Proverbs 23:13-14
"Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell."

Proverbs 26:3
"A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the fool's back."

Proverbs 29:15
"The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."

Proverbs 29:17
"Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul."

Hebrews 12:5-11
"And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives." If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."

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