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Proverbs 23:14

14 Punish them with the rod and save them from death.

Read Proverbs 23:14 Using Other Translations

Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.
Physical discipline may well save them from death.

What does Proverbs 23:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 23:14

Thou shall beat him with the rod
Or, correct him with the stripes of the children of men, in a moderate and suitable manner, proportionable to the fault committed; and as he is able to bear it, both as to body and mind; and shalt deliver his soul from hell;
be a means of preventing those sins which would bring to hell and destruction; and of bringing to repentance for those committed; and so of saving his soul, which should be the chief thing parents should have in view in chastising their children; the salvation of whose souls should be dear unto them, as it is to all truly gracious and thoughtful ones.

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