To punish a righteous man is not good, nor to strike nobles because of their uprightness.
And it shall be if the wicked man have deserved to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and be beaten before his face, according to the measure of his wickedness with a certain number of stripes.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove the intelligent, and he will understand knowledge.
A reproof entereth more deeply into him that hath understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of the foolish.
Withhold not correction from the child; for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die:
thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from Sheol.