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.
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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibraryHow 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. "
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?
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.
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