The Lord has disciplined me severely, But He has not given me over to death.
as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death,
But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.
Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’
Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her.
Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.
“Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,
For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O Lord, And whom You teach out of Your law;
My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord Or loathe His reproof,
“I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, But You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.
indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.