Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your lampstand out of its place, except you repent.
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: restore me, and I shall return; for you are the LORD my God.
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:
Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, because he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.
You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty:
[To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A Psalm of David.] O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty melt away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen upon me.
He that chastises the nations, shall he not correct? he that teaches man knowledge, shall he not know?
Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.
He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was upon them.
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
But you shall say unto them, This is a nation that obeys not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receives correction: truth has perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
O LORD, correct me, but with justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.
For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet will I not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in just measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.
As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
For behold this same thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what earnestness it worked in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what full punishment! In all things you have proved yourselves to be pure in this matter.
But it is good to be zealous always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own, zealous of good works.
Blessed is the man that endures trial: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him.
And I gave her time to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.