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

  • 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.
  • Lindy
    For Andrea: I will keep you in prayer. Believe and know that your life is changing now!

    God bless you!
  • ZIMHO
    PROVERBS IS A AWESAME EXPERIENCE TEACHING OF A HOLY LIFE . to have faith in mind and soul ,having a full assurerance of faight having our hearts sprinkled from evil conscience . blessed be tha name our father.
  • Andrea
    I was led here because of the sin of gluttony or overeating. It's a sin that I've been plagued with since childhood. It's a sin many Christians endure, yet many preachers aren't talking about this severe sin at their pulpits. I can attest that gluttony brings poverty. The spirit of poverty is upon my family, I'm constantly tired, and I dress in same clothes daily. Please pray for me,
  • Gayla Taylor
    In reading Proverbs 23, I didn't quit understand it at first I keep on reading until I understood It. I've been fasing and praying for my only son. The world says 15 years for two burgarly charges , but yet has no evdience at the scene of the crime or no evdience no one placing him at the crime. The lord lead me to this scritpure God has let me known the scarfice I have made ,will be blessed.
  • Cindy
    Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people.

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