Proverbs 29:17
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New International Version
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.

New Living Translation
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.

English Standard Version
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

New American Standard Bible
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.

King James Bible
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mind and give you delight.

International Standard Version
Correct your son and he will comfort you; he will also delight your soul.

NET Bible
Discipline your child, and he will give you rest; he will bring you happiness.

New Heart English Bible
Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Discipline your son, and he will comfort you, and delight your soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Correct your son, and he will give you peace of mind. He will bring delight to your soul.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

New American Standard 1977
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
            He will also delight your soul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; he shall give delight unto thy soul.

King James 2000 Bible
Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yea, he shall give delight unto your soul.

American King James Version
Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yes, he shall give delight to your soul.

American Standard Version
Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instruct thy son, and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul.

Darby Bible Translation
Chasten thy son, and he shall give thee rest, and shall give delight unto thy soul.

English Revised Version
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Webster's Bible Translation
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yes, he shall give delight to thy soul.

World English Bible
Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul.

Young's Literal Translation
Chastise thy son, and he giveth thee comfort, Yea, he giveth delights to thy soul.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
16When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall. 17Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul. 18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Proverbs 13:24
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Treasury of Scripture

Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yes, he shall give delight to your soul.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings …

Proverbs 13:24 He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens …

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare …

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction …

Proverbs 23:13,14 Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beat him with …

Verse 17. - Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest (Proverbs 19:18); Septuagint, ἀναπαύσει σε. He will be no longer a source of care and disquiet to you. Delight (maadanim); properly, dainty dishes, and then any great and special pleasure (comp. Ecclus. 30:1-12). Septuagint, "He shall give ornament (κόσμον) to thy soul." This verse and the following are presented by the Greek version in a mutilated form after Proverbs 28:17 (where see note). Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest,.... Ease of mind, satisfaction and contentment, freedom from all anxious thoughts and cares; the correction being taken in good part, and succeeding according to wish and design;

yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul; by his tenderness to his parents, obedience to them, and respect for them; by his prudent behaviour among men; by his sobriety, diligence, and industry in his calling; by his fear of God, and walking in his ways; than which nothing can give a greater delight and pleasure to religious parents. 17. (Compare Pr 29:3, 15; Pr 19:18).

give thee rest—peace and quiet (compare Pr 29:9).29:11. He is a fool who tells every thing he knows, and can keep no counsel. 12. One who loves flatterers, and hearkens to slanderers, causes his servants to become liars and false accusers. 13. Some are poor, others have a great deal of deceitful riches. They meet in the business of this world; the Lord gives to both the comforts of this life. To some of both sorts he gives his grace. 14. The rich will look to themselves, but the poor and needy the prince must defend and plead for. 15. Parents must consider the benefit of due correction, and the mischief of undue indulgence. 16. Let not the righteous have their faith and hope shocked by the increase of sin and sinners, but let them wait with patience. 17. Children must not be suffered to go without rebuke when they do amiss. 18. How bare does a place look without Bibles and ministers! and what an easy prey is it to the enemy of souls! That gospel is an open vision, which holds forth Christ, which humbles the sinner and exalts the Saviour, which promotes holiness in the life and conversation: and these are precious truths to keep the soul alive, and prevent it from perishing.
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