Proverbs 22:15
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New International Version
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

King James Bible
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Darby Bible Translation
Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

World English Bible
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Young's Literal Translation
Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The mouth of strange women is a deep pit - In Proverbs 23:27, he says, A whore is a Deep Ditch:, oud a strange woman is a Narrow Pit.

The allusions in these three places are too plain to be misunderstood.

Virgil's hell has been adduced in illustration: -

- Sate sanguine Divum,

Tros Anchisiade, facilis decensus Averni;

Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis:

Sed revocare gradum, superasque evadere ad auras,

Hoc Opus, hic Labor est.

Pauci quos aequus amavit

Jupiter, aut ardens evexit ad aethera virtus,

Dis geniti potuere.

Virg. Aen, lib. vi., ver. 125.

"O glorious prince of brave Anchises' line!

Great godlike hero! sprung from seed divine,

continued...

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

foolishness

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

but

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

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare for his crying.

Proverbs 23:13,14 Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beat him with the rod, he shall not die...

Proverbs 29:15,17 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame...

Hebrews 12:10,11 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness...

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The Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Proverbs 13:24
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Proverbs 20:30
Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

Proverbs 23:14
Punish them with the rod and save them from death.

Proverbs 29:15
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

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