Proverbs 3:11
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English Standard Version
My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof,

King James Bible
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

American Standard Version
My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof:

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, reject not the correction of the Lord: and do not faint when thou art chastised by him:

English Revised Version
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his reproof:

Webster's Bible Translation
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Were "kindness and truth" (Proverbs 3:3) understood only in relation to men, then the following admonition would not be interposed, since it proceeds from that going before, if there the quality of kindness and truth, not only towards man, but also towards God, is commended:

5 Trust in Jahve with thy whole heart,

   And lean not on thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge Him,

   And He will make plain thy paths.

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes;

   Fear Jahve, and depart from evil.

8 Health will then come to thy navel,

   And refreshing to thy bones.

From God alone comes true prosperity, true help. He knows the right way to the right ends. He knows what benefits us. He is able to free us from that which does us harm: therefore it is our duty and our safety to place our confidence wholly in Him, and to trust not to our own judgment. The verb בּטח, Arab. baṭḥ, has the root-meaning expandere, whence perhaps, by a more direct way than that noted under Psalm 4:6, it acquires the meaning confidere, to lean with the whole body on something, in order to rest upon it, strengthened by על, if one lean wholly - Fr. se reposer sur quelqu'un; Ital. riposarsi sopra alcuno, - like השּׁען with אל, to lean on anything, so as to be supported by it; with על, to support oneself on anything (Fl.). דעהוּ (the same in form as שׂאהוּ, Numbers 11:12) is not fully represented by "acknowledge Him;" as in 1 Chronicles 28:9 it is not a mere theoretic acknowledgment that is meant, but earnest penetrating cognizance, engaging the whole man. The practico-mystical דעהוּ, in and of itself full of significance, according to O. and N.T. usage, is yet strengthened by toto corde. The heart is the central seat of all spiritual soul-strength; to love God with the whole heart is to concentrate the whole inner life on the active contemplation of God, and the ready observance of His will. God requites such as show regard to Him, by making plain their path before them, i.e., by leading them directly to the right end, removing all hindrances out of their way. ארחתיך has Cholem in the first syllable (vid., Kimchi's Lex.).

(Note: In the st. constr. Proverbs 2:19, and with the grave suff. Proverbs 2:15, ǒ instead of ō is in order; but Ben-Asher's ארחתי, Job 13:27, cf. Job 33:11, is an inconsistency.)

"Be not wise in thine own eyes" is equivalent to ne tibi sapiens videare; for, as J. H. Michaelis remarks, confidere Deo est sapere, sibi vero ac suae sapientiae, desipere. "Fear God and depart from evil" is the twofold representation of the εὐσέβεια, or practical piety, in the Chokma writings: Proverbs 16:6, the Mashal Psalm 34:10, Psalm 34:15, and Job 28:28 cf. Proverbs 1:2. For סר מרע, the post-biblical expression is ירא חטא.

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Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;

1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:5,6 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

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Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Job 4:5 But now it is come on you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled.

Isaiah 40:30,31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall...

2 Corinthians 4:1,16,17 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not...

Hebrews 12:3,7-12 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds...

Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
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.

Hebrews 12:6
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."

Job 5:17
"Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law,

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