Proverbs 22:15
Good News Translation
Children just naturally do silly, careless things, but a good spanking will teach them how to behave.

Contemporary English Version
All children are foolish, but firm correction will make them change.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, and the rod of correction shall drive it away.

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Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, and the rod of correction shall drive it away.

foolishness

Job 14:4 Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art?

Psalm 51:5 For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Ephesians 2:3 In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:

but

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

Proverbs 19:18 Chastise thy son, despair not: but to the killing of him set not thy soul.

Proverbs 23:13,14 Withhold not correction from a child: for if thou strike him with the rod, he shall not die. . . .

Proverbs 29:15,17 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his own will, bringeth his mother to shame. . . .

Hebrews 12:10,11 And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification. . . .

Context
A Good Name
14The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit: he whom the Lord is angry with, shall fall into it. 15Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, and the rod of correction shall drive it away.16He that oppresseth the poor, to increase his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:24
He that spareth the rod, hateth his son: but he that loveth him, correcteth him betimes.

Proverbs 20:30
The blueness of a wound shall wipe away evils: and stripes in the more inward parts of the belly.

Proverbs 23:14
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his own will, bringeth his mother to shame.

Additional Translations
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Folly is attached to the heart of a child, but the rod and instruction are then far from him.

Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him.
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