Give your son training while there is hope; let not your heart be purposing his death.
He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care.
The rod and sharp words give wisdom: but a child who is not guided is a cause of shame to his mother.
Foolish ways are deep-seated in the heart of a child, but the rod of punishment will send them far from him.
Do not keep back training from the child: for even if you give him blows with the rod, it will not be death to him.
Give your son training, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your soul.
It is for your training that you undergo these things; God is acting to you as a father does to his sons; for what son does not have punishment from his father?