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

New Living Translation
To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.

English Standard Version
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Berean Study Bible
A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

New American Standard Bible
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

King James Bible
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Christian Standard Bible
A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a youth left to himself is a disgrace to his mother.

Contemporary English Version
Correct your children, and they will be wise; children out of control disgrace their mothers.

Good News Translation
Correction and discipline are good for children. If they have their own way, they will make their mothers ashamed of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a youth left to himself is a disgrace to his mother.

International Standard Version
The rod and rebuke bestow wisdom, but an undisciplined child brings shame to his mother.

NET Bible
A rod and reproof impart wisdom, but a child who is unrestrained brings shame to his mother.

New Heart English Bible
The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A rod and reproof give wisdom and a boy without discipline shames his mother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A spanking and a warning produce wisdom, but an undisciplined child disgraces his mother.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

New American Standard 1977
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself shall bring his mother to shame.

King James 2000 Bible
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

American King James Version
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

American Standard Version
The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Stripes and reproofs give wisdom: but an erring child disgraces his parents.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his own will bringeth his mother to shame.

Darby Bible Translation
The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.

English Revised Version
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

World English Bible
The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.

Young's Literal Translation
A rod and reproof give wisdom, And a youth let away is shaming his mother.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
14A king who judges the poor with fairness—his throne will be established forever. 15A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. 16When the wicked thrive, rebellion increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.

Proverbs 13:24
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Proverbs 17:25
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be party to his death.

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 29:17
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will bring delight to your soul.

Treasury of Scripture

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

a rod

Proverbs 29:15,21
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame…

Proverbs 22:6,15
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it…

Proverbs 23:13,14
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die…

a child

Proverbs 10:1,5
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother…

Proverbs 17:21,25
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy…

1 Kings 1:6
And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.







Lexicon
A rod
שֵׁ֣בֶט (šê·ḇeṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

of correction
וְ֭תוֹכַחַת (wə·ṯō·w·ḵa·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8433: Chastisement, correction, refutation, proof

imparts
יִתֵּ֣ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

wisdom,
חָכְמָ֑ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

but a child
וְנַ֥עַר (wə·na·‘ar)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

left to himself
מְ֝שֻׁלָּ֗ח (mə·šul·lāḥ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

disgraces
מֵבִ֥ישׁ (mê·ḇîš)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

his mother.
אִמּֽוֹ׃ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )
(15) A child left to himself.--Allowed to wander unchecked as the wild ass (Job 39:5).

Bringeth his mother to shame.--Whose foolish indulgence has ruined him.

Verse 15. - The rod and reproof give wisdom to the young. The former denotes bodily correction, what we call corporal punishment; the latter, discipline in words, rebuke administered when any moral fault is noticed. The idea here enunciated is very common in this book (see Proverbs 10:1, 13; Proverbs 13:24; Proverbs 23:13). But a child loft to himself bringeth his mother to shame. The verb translated "left" (שָׁלַח, shalach) is used in Job 39:5 of the wild ass left to wander free where it wills. A child allowed to do as he likes, undisciplined - spoiled, as we call it - is a shame to his mother, whose weakness has led to this want of restraint, fond love degenerating into over-indulgence (comp. Proverbs 17:21; Proverbs 28:7). Septuagint, "A son that goeth astray shameth his parents." 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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