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

New Living Translation
Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart.

English Standard Version
Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.

Berean Study Bible
Lashes and wounds scour evil, and beatings cleanse the inmost parts.

New American Standard Bible
Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.

King James Bible
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

Christian Standard Bible
Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.

Contemporary English Version
A severe beating can knock all of the evil out of you!

Good News Translation
Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.

International Standard Version
Blows that wound clean away evil; such beatings cleanse the innermost being.

NET Bible
Beatings and wounds cleanse away evil, and floggings cleanse the innermost being.

New Heart English Bible
Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Misery and torment fall upon the evil, and affliction into the inner rooms of the belly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brutal beatings cleanse away wickedness. Such beatings cleanse the innermost being.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Sharp wounds cleanse away evil; So do stripes that reach the inward parts.

New American Standard 1977
Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The scars of past wounds are medicine for evil, and living reproof reaches the most secret places in the inward parts.

King James 2000 Bible
Blows of a wound cleanse away evil: as do stripes the inner depths of the heart.

American King James Version
The blueness of a wound cleans away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

American Standard Version
Stripes that wound cleanse away evil; And strokes reach the innermost parts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Bruises and contusions befall bad men; and plagues shall come in the inward parts of their belly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The blueness of a wound shall wipe away evils: and stripes in the more in- ward parts of the belly.

Darby Bible Translation
Wounding stripes purge away evil, and strokes [purge] the inner parts of the belly.

English Revised Version
Stripes that wound cleanse away evil: and strokes reach the innermost parts of the belly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward 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!
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
29The glory of young men is their strength, and gray hair is the splendor of the old. 30Lashes and wounds scour evil, and beatings cleanse the inmost parts.
Cross References
1 Peter 2:24
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. "By His stripes you are healed."

Psalm 89:32
I will attend to their transgression with the rod, and to their iniquity with stripes.

Proverbs 22:15
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

Proverbs 27:6
The wounds of a friend are faithful, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Isaiah 53:5
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Treasury of Scripture

The blueness of a wound cleans away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

Proverbs 19:25
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 22:15
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Isaiah 27:9
By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.







Lexicon
Lashes
חַבֻּר֣וֹת (ḥab·bu·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2250: A stripe, blow

and wounds
פֶּ֭צַע (pe·ṣa‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6482: A bruise, wound

scour
תַּמְר֣וּק (tam·rūq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4838: To polish, to sharpen, to rinse

evil,
בְּרָ֑ע (bə·rā‘)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and beatings
וּ֝מַכּ֗וֹת (ū·mak·kō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4347: A wound, carnage, pestilence

cleanse the inmost parts.
חַדְרֵי־ (ḥaḏ·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2315: A chamber, room
(30) The blueness of a wound.--Rather, the stripes of a wound, or wounds which cut into the flesh, cleanse away evil.

So do stripes the inward parts of the belly.--Better, and blows (which reach) the inward parts of the belly, i.e., which are felt in the inmost recesses of the heart (comp. Proverbs 20:27). Kindness is thrown away upon some people: they can only be touched by punishment.

Verse 30. - The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil. So the Vulgate, Livor vulneris absterget mala. Chaburoth means "stripes," and the proverb says that deep-cutting stripes are the only effectual cure of evil; i.e. severe punishment is the best healing process in cases of moral delinquency (Proverbs 19:29). Painful remedies, incisions, cauteries, amputations, are often necessary in the successful treatment of bodily ailments; spiritual sickness needs sterner, more piercing, remedies. So do stripes the inward parts of the belly; or better, and strokes that reach, etc. The stings of conscience, warnings and reproofs which penetrate to the inmost recesses of the heart, chastisement which affects the whole spiritual being. - these are needful to the correction and purification of inveterate evil. Aben Ezra connects this verse with the preceding thus: as strength gives a glory to young men, and hoar hairs adorn an old man, so wounds and bruises, so to speak, ornament the sinner, mark him out, and at the same time heal and amend him. It may also be connected with ver. 27. If a man will not use the lamp which God has given him for illumination and correction, he must expect severe chastisement and sternest discipline. Septuagint, "Bruises (ὑπώπια) and contusions befall bad men, and plagues that reach to the chambers of the belly." St. Gregory, 'Moral.,' 23:40, "By the blueness of a wound he implies the discipline of blows on the body. But blows in the secret parts of the belly are the wounds of the mind within, which are inflicted by compunction. For as the belly is distended when filled with food, so is the mind puffed up when swollen with wicked thoughts. The blueness, then, of a wound, and blows in the secret parts of the belly, cleanse away evil, because both outward discipline does away with faults, and compunction pierces the distended mind with the punishment of penance. But they differ from each other in this respect, that the wounds of blows give us pain, the sorrows of compunction have good savour. The one afflict and torture, the others restore when they afflict us. Through the one there is sorrow in affliction, through the other there is joy in grief" (Oxford transl.).



20:30. Severe rebukes sometimes do a great deal of good. But such is the corruption of nature, that men are loth to be rebuked for their sins. If God uses severe afflictions, to purify our hearts and fit us for his service, we have cause to be very thankful.
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