Proverbs 3:11

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My sonne, despise not the chastening of the Lord: neither be weary of his correction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof:
- American Standard Version (1901)

My son, do not make your heart hard against the Lord's teaching; do not be made angry by his training:
- Basic English Bible

My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement;
- Darby Bible

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
- Webster's Bible

My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, neither be weary of his reproof:
- World English Bible

Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof,
- Youngs Literal Bible

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD, neither spurn thou His correction;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 3:11


3:11 Despise not - Either by making light of it, or not being duly affected with it; or by accounting it an unnecessary thing: but rather esteem it a privilege and favour from God. Weary - Neither think it tedious or hard, but endure it with patience and chearfulness.


Discussion for Proverbs 3:11

  • Brianna for verse 11
    Discipline is usually not an enjoyable thing, but it is necessary. Jehovah has laid out his expectations for us In the bible, yet, sometimes we chose not to obey it. By not shielding us from the consequences of our own actions , we see the discipline from God. Likewise when we engage in sinful behavior we lose Gods spirit, thus another discipline fro Jehovah. Yet, discipline is meant to correct, and when done right, it is done out of love in order to help the erring person come back to an approved state. So, when we experience God 's discipline let us obey it and come back to him in an approved state.

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