Proverbs 29:17
New International Version
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.

New Living Translation
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.

English Standard Version
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

Berean Study Bible
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will bring delight to your soul.

King James Bible
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

New King James Version
Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.

New American Standard Bible
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.

NASB 1995
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.

NASB 1977
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.

Amplified Bible
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; Yes, he will delight your soul.

Christian Standard Bible
Discipline your child, and it will bring you peace of mind and give you delight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mind and give you delight.

American Standard Version
Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Discipline your son, and he will comfort you, and delight your soul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Chasten thy son, and he shall give thee rest; and he shall give honour to thy soul.

Contemporary English Version
If you correct your children, they will bring you peace and happiness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instruct thy son, and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul.

English Revised Version
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Good News Translation
Discipline your children and you can always be proud of them. They will never give you reason to be ashamed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Correct your son, and he will give you peace of mind. He will bring delight to your soul.

International Standard Version
Correct your son and he will comfort you; he will also delight your soul.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

Literal Standard Version
Discipline your son, and he gives you comfort, "" Indeed, he gives delights to your soul.

NET Bible
Discipline your child, and he will give you rest; he will bring you happiness.

New Heart English Bible
Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul.

World English Bible
Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul.

Young's Literal Translation
Chastise thy son, and he giveth thee comfort, Yea, he giveth delights to thy soul.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
16When the wicked thrive, rebellion increases; but the righteous will see their downfall. 17Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will bring delight to your soul. 18Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the Law.…

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

Proverbs 29:15
A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.


Treasury of Scripture

Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yes, he shall give delight to your soul.

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

Proverbs 13:24
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

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









Verse 17. - Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest (Proverbs 19:18); Septuagint, ἀναπαύσει σε. He will be no longer a source of care and disquiet to you. Delight (maadanim); properly, dainty dishes, and then any great and special pleasure (comp. Ecclus. 30:1-12). Septuagint, "He shall give ornament (κόσμον) to thy soul." This verse and the following are presented by the Greek version in a mutilated form after Proverbs 28:17 (where see note).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Discipline
יַסֵּ֣ר (yas·sêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3256: To discipline, chasten, admonish

your son,
בִּ֭נְךָ (bin·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and he will give you rest;
וִֽינִיחֶ֑ךָ (wî·nî·ḥe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5117: To rest, settle down

he will bring
וְיִתֵּ֖ן (wə·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

delight
מַעֲדַנִּ֣ים (ma·‘ă·ḏan·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4574: A dainty (food), delight

to your soul.
לְנַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃ (lə·nap̄·še·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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