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Note: The reader is reminded that  discipline of children should obviously be done within reason.

"If even after this you do not obey me, I will increase the chastisement for your sins sevenfold, to break your haughty confidence." [Taken from LEV 26:18-19]

Out of the heavens he let you hear his voice to discipline you; on earth he let you see his great fire, and you heard him speaking out of the fire. [DEUT 4:36]

So you must realize that the LORD, your God, disciplines you even as a man disciplines his son. [DEUT 8:5]

It is not your children, who have not known it from experience, but you yourselves who must now understand the discipline of the LORD, your God; his majesty, his strong hand and outstretched arm; the signs and deeds he wrought... With your own eyes you have seen all these great deeds that the LORD has done. Keep all the commandments, then, which I enjoin on you today, that you may be strong enough to enter in and take possession of the land into which you are crossing, and that you may have long life on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers he would give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. [Taken from DEUT 11:2-3,7-9]

"Do not keep with you overnight the wages of any man who works for you, but pay him immediately. If you thus behave as God's servant, you will receive your reward. Keep a close watch on yourself, my son, in everything you do, and discipline yourself in all your conduct." [TOBIT 4:14]

Happy are those who love you, and happy those who rejoice in your prosperity. Happy are all the men who shall grieve over you, over all your chastisements, For they shall rejoice in you as they behold all your joy forever. [TOBIT 13:14]

"Not for vengeance did the Lord put them in the crucible to try their hearts, nor has he done so with us. It is by way of admonition that he chastises those who are close to him." [JDTH 8:27]

Now I beg those who read this book not to be disheartened by these misfortunes, but to consider that these chastisements were meant not for the ruin but for the correction of our nation. [2MACC 6:12]

He never withdraws his mercy from us. Although he disciplines us with misfortunes, he does not abandon his own people. [2MACC 6:16]

Though our living Lord treats us harshly for a little while to correct us with chastisements, he will again be reconciled with his servants. [2MACC 7:33]

He opens their ears to correction and exhorts them to turn back from evil. If they obey and serve him, they spend their days in prosperity, their years in happiness. But if they obey not, they perish; they die for lack of knowledge. [JOB 36:10-12]

LORD, punish me no more in your anger; in your wrath do not chastise me! [PS 38:2]

But to the wicked God says: "Why do you recite my commandments and profess my covenant with your lips? You hate discipline; you cast my words behind you!" [PS 50:16-17]

For I am afflicted day after day, chastised every morning. [PS 73:14]

The LORD chastised me harshly, but did not hand me over to death. [PS 118:18]

The Proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel: That men may appreciate wisdom and discipline, may understand words of intelligence; May receive training in wise conduct, in what is right, just and honest; That resourcefulness may be imparted to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man by hearing them will advance in learning, an intelligent man will gain sound guidance, That he may comprehend proverb and parable, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction fools despise. [PROV 1:1-7]

The discipline of the LORD, my son, disdain not; spurn not his reproof; For whom the LORD loves he reproves, and he chastises the son he favors. [PROV 3:11-12]

By his own iniquities the wicked man will be caught, in the meshes of his own sin he will be held fast; He will die from lack of discipline, through the greatness of his folly he will be lost. [PROV 5:22-23]

Observe, my son, your father's bidding, and reject not your mother's teaching; Keep them fastened over your heart always, put them around your neck; For the bidding is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and a way to life are the reproofs of discipline [Taken from PROV 6:20-23]

He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. [PROV 12:1]

A wise son loves correction, but the senseless one heeds no rebuke. [PROV 13:1]

He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him takes care to chastise him. [PROV 13:24]

Good sense is a fountain of life to its possessor, but folly brings chastisement on fools. [PROV 16:22]

Chastise your son, for in this there is hope; but do not desire his death. [PROV 19:18]

Folly is close to the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. [PROV 22:15]

Withhold not chastisement from a boy; if you beat him with the rod, he will not die. [PROV 23:13] 

The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a boy left to his whims disgraces his mother. [PROV 29:15]

Correct your son, and he will bring you comfort, and give delight to your soul. [PROV 29:17]

Therefore no one who utters wicked things can go unnoticed, nor will chastising condemnation pass him by. For the devices of the wicked man shall be scrutinized, and the sound of his words shall reach the LORD, for the chastisement of his transgressions; Because a jealous ear hearkens to everything, and discordant grumblings are no secret. [WISDOM 1:8-10]

Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. [WISDOM 3:5]

For the first step toward discipline is a very earnest desire for her; then, care for discipline is love of her; love means the keeping of her laws; To observe her laws is the basis for incorruptibility; and incorruptibility makes one close to God; thus the desire for Wisdom leads up to a kingdom. [WISDOM 6:17-20]

For to men [wisdom] is an unfailing treasure; those who gain this treasure win the friendship of God, to whom the gifts they have from discipline commend them. [Taken from WISDOM 7:14]

Wisdom instructs her children and admonishes those who seek her. [SIRACH 4:11]

[Wisdom] walks with him as a stranger, and at first she puts him to the test; Fear and dread she brings upon him and tries him with her discipline; With her precepts she puts him to the proof, until his heart is fully with her. [Taken from SIRACH 4:17]

My son, from your youth embrace discipline; thus will you find wisdom with graying hair. [SIRACH 6:18]

For discipline is like her name, she is not accessible to many. [SIRACH 6:23]

If you have sons, chastise them; bend their necks from childhood. [SIRACH 7:23]

Man may be merciful to his fellow man, but the LORD'S mercy reaches all flesh, Reproving, admonishing, teaching, as a shepherd guides his flock; Merciful to those who accept his guidance, who are diligent in his precepts. [SIRACH 18:11-13]

Admonish your friend - he may not have done it; and if he did, that he may not do it again. [SIRACH 19:12]

Admonish your neighbor - he may not have said it; and if he did, that he may not say it again. [SIRACH 19:13]

Admonish your friend - often it may be slander; every story you must not believe. [SIRACH 19:14]

Admonish your neighbor before you break with him; thus will you fulfill the law of the Most High. [SIRACH 19:16]

An admonition can be inopportune, and a man may be wise to hold his peace. [SIRACH 20:1]

It is much better to admonish than to lose one's temper, for one who admits his fault will be kept from disgrace. [SIRACH 20:2]

He who hates correction walks the sinner's path, but he who fears the LORD repents in his heart. [SIRACH 21:6]

Like a song in time of mourning is inopportune talk, but lashes and discipline are at all times wisdom. [SIRACH 22:6]

Who will apply the lash to my thoughts, to my mind the rod of discipline, That my failings may not be spared, nor the sins of my heart overlooked; Lest my failings increase, and my sins be multiplied; Lest I succumb to my foes, and my enemy rejoice over me? [SIRACH 23:2-3]

He who loves his son chastises him often, that he may be his joy when he grows up. [SIRACH 30:1]

He who disciplines his son will benefit from him, and boast of him among his intimates. He who spoils his son will have wounds to bandage, and will quake inwardly at every outcry. A colt untamed turns out stubborn; a son left to himself grows up unruly. Pamper your child and he will be a terror for you, indulge him and he will bring you grief. Share not in his frivolity lest you share in his sorrow, when finally your teeth are clenched in remorse. [SIRACH 30:2,7-10]

Give him not his own way in his youth, and close not your eyes to his follies. Bend him to the yoke when he is young, thrash his sides while he is still small, Lest he become stubborn, disobey you, and leave you disconsolate. Discipline your son, make heavy his yoke, lest his folly humiliate you. [SIRACH 30:11-13]

He who would find God must accept discipline; he who seeks him obtains his request. [SIRACH 32:14]

O LORD, oppressed by your punishment, we cried out in anguish under your chastising. [ISA 26:16]

O LORD, do your eyes not look for honesty? You struck them, but they did not cringe; you laid them low, but they refused correction; They set their faces harder than stone, and refused to return to you. [JER 5:3]

Say to them: This is the nation which does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech. [JER 7:28]

They turned their backs to me, not their faces; though I kept teaching them, they would not listen to my correction. [JER 32:33]

Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Go, say to the men of Judah and to the citizens of Jerusalem: Will you not take correction and obey my words? says the LORD. [JER 35:13]

Against the wanton people I came and I chastised them; I gathered troops against them when I chastised them for their two crimes. [HOSEA 10:10]

Woe to the city, rebellious and polluted, to the tyrannical city! She hears no voice, accepts no correction; In the LORD she has not trusted, to her God she has not drawn near. [ZEPH 3:1-2]

So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night and day, I unceasingly admonished each of you with tears. [ACTS 20:31]

I myself am convinced about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another. [ROM 15:14]

I am writing you this not to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children. [1COR 4:14]

Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. [1COR 9:25]

If we discerned ourselves, we would not be under judgment; but since we are judged by (the) Lord, we are being disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world. [1COR 11:31-32]

We cause no one to stumble in anything, in order that no fault may be found with our ministry; on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselves as ministers of God, through much endurance, in afflictions, hardships, constraints, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, vigils, fasts; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, in a holy spirit, in unfeigned love, in truthful speech, in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left; through glory and dishonor, insult and praise. We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful; as unrecognized and yet acknowledged; as dying and behold we live; as chastised and yet not put to death; as sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing and yet possessing all things.[2COR 6:9]

Brothers, even if a person is caught in some transgression, you who are spiritual should correct that one in a gentle spirit, looking to yourself, so that you also may not be tempted. [GAL 6:1]

It is he whom we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. [COL 1:28]

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. [COL 3:16]

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who are laboring among you and who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you, and to show esteem for them with special love on account of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. We urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, cheer the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good (both) for each other and for all. [1THES 5:12-15]

If anyone does not obey our word as expressed in this letter, take note of this person not to associate with him, that he may be put to shame. Do not regard him as an enemy but admonish him as a brother. [2THES 3:14-15]

A slave of the Lord should not quarrel, but should be gentle with everyone, able to teach, tolerant, correcting opponents with kindness. It may be that God will grant them repentance that leads to knowledge of the truth, and that they may return to their senses out of the devil's snare, where they are entrapped by him, for his will. [2TM 2:24-26]

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work. [2TM 3:16-17]

That testimony is true. Therefore, admonish them sharply, so that they may be sound in the faith, instead of paying attention to Jewish myths and regulations of people who have repudiated the truth. [TI 1:13-14]

Say these things. Exhort and correct with all authority. Let no one look down on you. [TI 2:15]

You have also forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him; for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines; he scourges every son he acknowledges." Endure your trials as "discipline"; God treats you as sons. For what "son" is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are without discipline, in which all have shared, you are not sons but bastards. Besides this, we have had our earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them. Should we not (then) submit all the more to the Father of spirits and live? They disciplined us for a short time as seemed right to them, but he does so for our benefit, in order that we may share his holiness. At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it. [HEB 12:5-11]

Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent. [RV 3:19]

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