Proverbs 22:15
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English Standard Version
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

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

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

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

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

9 He who is friendly is blessed;

   Because he giveth of his bread to the poor.

The thought is the same as at Proverbs 11:25. טוב עין (thus to be written without Makkeph, with Munach of the first word, with correct Codd., also 1294 and Jaman), the contrast of רע עין, Proverbs 23:6; Proverbs 22:22, i.e., the envious, evil-eyed, ungracious (post-bibl. also צר עין), is one who looks kindly, is good-hearted, and as ἱλαρὸς δότης, shows himself benevolent. Such gentleness and kindness is called in the Mishna עין טובה (Aboth ii. 13), or עין יפה. Such a friend is blessed, for he has also himself scattered blessings (cf. גּם־הוּא, Proverbs 11:25; Proverbs 21:13); he has, as is said, looking back from the blessing that has happened to him, given of his bread (Luther, as the lxx, with partitive genitive: seines brots equals of his bread) to the poor; cf. the unfolding of this blessing of self-denying love, Isaiah 8. The lxx has also here another distich:

Νίκην καὶ τιμὴν περιποιεῖται ὁ δῶρα δοὺς,

Τὴν μέντοι ψυχὴν ἀφαιρεῖται τῶν κεκτημένων.

The first line appears a variant translation of Proverbs 19:6, and the second of Proverbs 1:19, according to which selfishness, in contrast to liberality, is the subject to be thought of. Ewald translates the second line: And he (who distributes gifts) conquers the soul of the recipients. But κεκτημένος equals בּעל (בּעלים) signifies the possessor, not the recipient of anything as a gift, who cannot also be here meant because of the μέντοι.

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foolishness

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin 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 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

but

Proverbs 13:24 He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare for his crying.

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

Proverbs 29:15,17 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame...

Hebrews 12:10,11 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness...

Cross References
Proverbs 13:24
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Proverbs 20:30
Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.

Proverbs 23:14
If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

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