Proverbs 23:13-23 NIV

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.a

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    • c 23:14 - Hebrew "Sheol"
      15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad;
      16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.1

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      17 Do not let your heart envy2 sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.

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      18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.3

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      19 Listen, my son,4 and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path

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      20 Do not join those who drink too much wine5 or gorge themselves on meat,

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      21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,6 and drowsiness clothes them in rags

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      22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.7

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      23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.8

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