Proverbs 23:13

“Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Withhold not correction from the child; `For' if thou beat him with the rod, he will not die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not keep back training from the child: for even if you give him blows with the rod, it will not be death to him.
- Basic English Bible

Withhold not correction from the child; for [if] thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die:
- Darby Bible

Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
- Webster's Bible

Don't withhold correction from a child. If you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
- World English Bible

Withhold not from a youth chastisement, When thou smitest him with a rod he dieth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Withhold not correction from the child; for though thou beat him with the rod, he will not die.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 23:13


23:13 Shall not die - It is a likely way to prevent his destruction.


Discussion for Proverbs 23

  • Kosmos
    20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

    This is wrong
  • BSP
    Verse 22 really urges children to have respect for their parents. This should not change even when the parents grow older.
  • Andrew Browne Troupe
    May God help those who have done me wrong..
    My children have been taken my life stolen
    Was removed from my peace life without reason..
    Homeless no money
    Unjustly ..
    I have nothing except God family and friends ..
    If God is with us
    I can only pray
    I know he is..
    Thanks for your sight
    I was blind
    All this was caused by
    My spiritual awaking..
    It confused many ...
    As I'm a songwriter
  • Felicia
    It saddens me to hear this. Sometimes we get so lost in our own little world that we don't think about people who are suffering this way.
    Although, I am not a preacher, I will be teaching others, during my spiritual walk, about this.
    It is serious and you're right, it is one of the seven sins.
  • Charlie
    I too have sin of gluttony. Andrea I hear you loud and clear. I always have to remember physically that my stomach is only as big as my fist. And that is what I try to remember when I eat anything. As long as we have enough food to fill that you can control eating and most of all talk with the Lord before during and after. Remember Your body belongs to the Lord. :) Not the devil.
  • Kenneth
    first try to accept we are human and not perfect. So when fears creep in call on God. Be as patient as you can and let God handle the situation in his time and not yours.

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