Proverbs 29:17
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English Standard Version
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

King James Bible
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

American Standard Version
Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instruct thy son, and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul.

English Revised Version
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Webster's Bible Translation
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yes, he shall give delight to thy soul.

Proverbs 29:17 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

11 All his wrath the fool poureth out;

     But the wise man husheth it up in the background.

That רוּחו is not meant here of his spirit (Luther) in the sense of quaecunque in mente habet (thus e.g., Fleischer) the contrast shows, for ישׁבּחנּה does not signify cohibet, for which יחשׁכנּה (lxx ταμιεύεται) would be the proper word: רוּח thus is not here used of passionate emotion, such as at Proverbs 16:31; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 33:11. שׁבּח is not here equivalent to Arab. sabbah, αἰνεῖν (Imman., Venet., and Heidenheim), which does not supply an admissible sense, but is equivalent to Arab. sabbakh, to quiet (Ahron b. Josef: קטפיאון equals καταπαύειν), the former going back to the root-idea of extending (amplificare), the latter to that of going to a distance, putting away: sabbakh, procul recessit, distitit, hence שׁבּח, Psalm 89:10, and here properly to drive off into the background, synon. השׁיב (Fleischer). But בּאחור (only here with ב) is ambiguous. One might with Rashi explain: but the wise man finally, or afterwards (Symmachus, ἐπ ̓ ἐσχάτων; Venet. κατόπιν equals κατόπισθε), appeaseth the anger which the fool lets loose; i.e., if the latter gives vent to his anger, the former appeases, subdues, mitigates it (cf. בּאחרנה, לאחור, Isaiah 42:23). But it lies still nearer to refer the antithesis to the anger of the wise man himself; he does not give to it unbridled course, but husheth it in the background, viz., in his heart. Thus Syr. and Targ. reading בּרעינא, the former, besides יחשּׁבנּה (reputat eam), so also Aben Ezra: in the heart as the background of the organ of speech. Others explain: in the background, afterward, retrorsum, e.g., Nolde, but to which compescit would be more appropriate than sedat. Hitzig's objection, that in other cases the expression would be בּקרבּו, is answered by this, that with באחור the idea of pressing back (of אחוּר) is connected. The order of the words also is in favour of the meaning in recessu (cordis). Irae dilatio mentis pacatio (according to an old proverb).

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

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 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

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

Cross References
Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

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

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.

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

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