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Child discipline

Proverbs regarding he education and training of children, child discipline and corporal punishment.

Note: If you are arrested for child abuse, don't try to get off by quoting these proverbs. Just accept the fact that you've failed.


  1. Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.
    Because I give you good instruction, do not forsake my teaching.
    When I was a son to my father, a tender only child before my mother,
    he taught me, and he said to me:"Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.

    Prov. 4:1-4 (read whole chapter)


  2. The one who spares his rod hates his child, but the one who loves his child is diligent in disciplining him.

    Prov. 13:24 (read whole chapter)


  3. Discipline your child, for there is hope, but do not set your heart on causing his death.

    Prov. 19:18 (read whole chapter)


  4. Beatings and wounds cleanse away evil, and floggings cleanse the innermost being.

    Prov. 20:30 (read whole chapter)


  5. Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

    Prov. 22:6 (read whole chapter)


  6. Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

    Prov. 22:15 (read whole chapter)


  7. Do not withhold discipline from a child; even if you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
    If you strike him with the rod, you will deliver him from death.
    My child, if your heart is wise, then my heart also will be glad;

    Prov. 23:13-15 (read whole chapter)


  8. Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
    Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.
    A whip for the horse and a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!

    Prov. 26:1-3 (read whole chapter)


  9. A rod and reproof impart wisdom, but a child who is unrestrained brings shame to his mother.
    When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.
    Discipline your child, and he will give you rest; he will bring you happiness.

    Prov. 29:15-17 (read whole chapter)


  10. The eye that mocks at a father and despises obeying a mother - the ravens of the valley will peck it out and the young vultures will eat it.

    Prov. 30:17 (read whole chapter)

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