New International Version
Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.
King James Bible
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
Darby Bible Translation
Wounding stripes purge away evil, and strokes [purge] the inner parts of the belly.
World English Bible
Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.
Young's Literal Translation
The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The blueness of a wound - חברות chabburoth, from חבר chabar, to unite, to join together. Does it not refer to the cicatrice of a wound when, in its healing, the two lips are brought topether? By this union the wound is healed; and by the previous discharge the lace-rated ends of fibres and blood-vessels are purged away. So stripes, though they hurt for the time, become the means of correcting and discharging the moral evil of the inmost soul, the vice of the heart, the easily-besetting sin.
In this chapter, verses fourteen to nineteen, inclusive, are wanting in the Septuagint and Arabic; and the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth, come in after the twenty-second. It is difficult to account for these variations, unless they were occasioned by the change of leaves in MSS.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
cleanseth away evil or is a purging medicine against evil
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
1 Peter 2:24
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed."
I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
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