It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
then it shall be if the wicked man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of stripes according to his guilt.
Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.
Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.
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