Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.
Then if the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with a certain number of stripes according to his offense.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.
A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.
Withhold not discipline from the child; for if you strike and punish him with the [reedlike] rod, he will not die.
You shall whip him with the rod and deliver his life from Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead).