Proverbs 19:18
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New American Standard Bible
Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.

King James Bible
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

Darby Bible Translation
Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; but set not thy soul upon killing him.

World English Bible
Discipline your son, for there is hope; don't be a willing party to his death.

Young's Literal Translation
Chastise thy son, for there is hope, And to put him to death lift not up thy soul.

Proverbs 19:18 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

While there is hope - While he is still young, and capable of being reformed.

Crying - Better, as in the margin, Do not set thy soul on his destruction; words which either counsel forbearance in the act of chastisement (compare Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21); or urge that a false clemency is a real cruelty. The latter sense is preferable. The father is warned that to forbear from chastising is virtually to expose the son who needs it to a far worse penalty.

Proverbs 19:18 Parallel Commentaries

How the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Hebrews 12:7
It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

Proverbs 13:24
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Proverbs 19:19
A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.

Proverbs 23:13
Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 29:17
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.

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