New International Version
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
King James Bible
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Darby Bible Translation
He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
World English Bible
One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is sparing his rod is hating his son, And whoso is loving him hath hastened him chastisement.
Proverbs 13:24 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that spareth his rod hateth his son - That is, if he hated him, he could not do him a greater disservice than not to correct him when his obstinacy or disobedience requires it. We have met with this subject already, and it is a favourite with Solomon. See Psalm 34:10 (note) and Psalm 37:3 (note).
The Rev. Mr. Holden makes some sensible observations on this passage: "By the neglect of early correction the desires (passions) obtain ascendancy; the temper becomes irascible, peevish, querulous. Pride is nourished, humility destroyed, and by the habit of indulgence the mind is incapacitated to bear with firmness and equanimity the cares and sorrows, the checks and disappointments, which flesh is heir to."
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'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
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Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
Punish them with the rod and save them from death.
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