Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

New American Standard Bible

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.

King James Version

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Holman Bible

Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth;
the rod of discipline will drive it away from him.

International Standard Version

A child's heart has a tendency to do wrong, but the rod of discipline removes it far away from him.

American Standard Version

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Amplified


Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of discipline [correction administered with godly wisdom and lovingkindness] will remove it far from him.

Bible in Basic English

Foolish ways are deep-seated in the heart of a child, but the rod of punishment will send them far from him.

Darby Translation

Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Julia Smith Translation

Folly being bound in the heart of a youth; the rod of correction shall remove it far off from him.

King James 2000

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Folly is bound up in the heart of a boy; [the] rod of discipline will drive it from him.

Modern King James verseion

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Foolishness sticketh in the heart of the lad; but the rod of correction driveth it away.

NET Bible

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

New Heart English Bible

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

The Emphasized Bible

Foolishness, is bound up in the heart of a youth, the rod of correction, shall drive it far from him.

Webster

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

World English Bible

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

is bound
קשׁר 
Qashar 
Usage: 44

of a child
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

but the rod
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

רחק 
Rachaq 
...far, ...off, ...away, remove, good way
Usage: 57

References

Easton

Watsons

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 The mouth of interloping women is a deep pit. He who is abhorred of LORD shall fall in it. 15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. 16 He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:24

He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him chastens him promptly.

Proverbs 19:18

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

Proverbs 19:18-14

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

Proverbs 29:15

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.

Proverbs 29:17

Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest, yea, he will give delight to thy soul.

John 3:6

That which is begotten from the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten from the Spirit is spirit.

Ephesians 2:3

Among whom we also all once behaved in the lusts of our flesh, doing the intentions of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath as also the others.

Hebrews 12:10-11

For those men indeed for a few days chastened us according to that which seemed good to them, but he for that which is advantageous, in order to be partakers of his holiness.

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