'Discipline' in the Bible
“But if after these things you will not obey Me, I will proceed to discipline you seven times for your sins.
“If in spite of these things you do not accept My discipline, but act with hostility toward Me,
I will act with furious hostility toward you; I will also discipline you seven times for your sins.
Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.
You must understand today that it is not your children who experienced or saw the discipline of the Lord your God:His greatness, strong hand, and outstretched arm;
“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father or mother and doesn’t listen to them even after they discipline him,
Then the elders of that city shall take the man, and they shall discipline him.
I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. When he does wrong, I will discipline him with a human rod and with blows from others.
Although my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with barbed whips.’”
and spoke to them according to the young men’s advice: “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with barbed whips.”
Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”
He spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.”
See how happy the man is God corrects;so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.
I hear discipline that insults me, and a spirit beyond my understanding answers me.
He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
“But the godless in heart store up anger [at the divine discipline];They do not cry [to Him] for help when He binds them [with cords of affliction].
whether for discipline on his land or to demonstrate his gracious love, he causes it to be realized."
For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm.Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger;do not discipline me in Your wrath.
A Davidic psalm for remembrance.Lord, do not punish me in Your angeror discipline me in Your wrath.
You discipline a man with punishment for sin,consuming like a moth what is precious to him;every man is only a vapor.Selah
“For you hate discipline,And you cast My words behind you.
For they harass the one whom you discipline; they spread the news about the suffering of those whom you punish.
The One who instructs nations,the One who teaches man knowledge—does He not discipline?
Lord, happy is the man You disciplineand teach from Your law
to discipline his rulers at will and make his elders wise.
The LORD will discipline me severely, but he won't hand me over to die.
These proverbs are for gaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;
for acquiring the discipline that produces wise behavior, righteousness, justice, and upright living;
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
If you respond to my warning,then I will pour out my spirit on youand teach you my words.
Do not despise the Lord’s instruction, my son,and do not loathe His discipline;
Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,
and you will say, “How I hated discipline,and how my heart despised correction.
He will die for lack of discipline, and he goes astray because of his great folly.
Because the command is a lamp and the Law a light, rebukes that discipline are a way of life
Suddenly he follows herAs an ox goes to the slaughter,Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
On the lips of the discerning, [skillful and godly] wisdom is found,But discipline and the rod are for the back of the one who is without common sense and understanding.
Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
A wise son accepts his father’s discipline,But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline,But he who regards reproof will be honored.
Whoever does not discipline his son hates him, but whoever loves him is diligent to correct him.
The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline,but the lips of the wise protect them.
A fool rejects his father’s discipline,But he who regards reproof is sensible.
Discipline is harsh for the one who leaves the path;the one who hates correction will die.
He who neglects discipline despises himself,But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
The fear of Jehovah is the discipline of wisdom, and before honour goeth humility.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,But the discipline of fools is folly.
Discipline your son while there is hope;don’t be intent on killing him.
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and you'll be wise for the rest of your life.
Cease listening, my son, to discipline,And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth;the rod of discipline will drive it away from him.
Apply your heart to disciplineAnd your ears to words of knowledge.
Don't withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with a rod, he won't die.
Acquire truth and do not sell it -- wisdom, and discipline, and understanding.
Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mindand give you delight.
but He will judge the poor righteouslyand execute justice for the oppressed of the land.He will strike the landwith discipline from His mouth,and He will kill the wickedwith a command from His lips.
Lord, they went to You in their distress;they poured out whispered prayersbecause Your discipline fell on them.
Your own wickedness will bring about your punishment. Your unfaithful acts will bring down discipline on you. Know, then, and realize how utterly harmful it was for you to reject me, the Lord your God, to show no respect for me," says the Lord God who rules over all.
I have struck down your children in vain;they would not accept discipline.Your own sword has devoured your prophetslike a ravaging lion.
Lord, don’t Your eyes look for faithfulness?You have struck them, but they felt no pain.You finished them off,but they refused to accept discipline.They made their faces harder than rock,and they refused to return.
You must therefore declare to them: This is the nation that would not listen to the voice of the Lord their God and would not accept discipline. Truth has perished—it has disappeared from their mouths.
But they are altogether stupid and foolishIn their discipline of delusion—their idol is wood!
Discipline me, Lord, but with justice—not in Your anger,or You will reduce me to nothing.
They wouldn’t listen or pay attention but became obstinate, not listening or accepting discipline.
For I will be with you—this is the Lord’s declaration—to save you!I will bring destruction on all the nationswhere I have scattered you;however, I will not bring destruction on you.I will discipline you justly,and I will by no means leave you unpunished.
All your lovers have forgotten you;they no longer look for you,for I have struck you as an enemy would,with the discipline of someone cruel,because of your enormous guiltand your innumerable sins.
They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them time and time again, they do not listen and receive discipline.
“This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Go, say to the men of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem: Will you not accept discipline by listening to My words?”—this is the Lord’s declaration.
And you, My servant Jacob, do not be afraid—this is the Lord’s declaration—for I will be with you.I will bring destruction on all the nationswhere I have banished you,but I will not bring destruction on you.I will discipline you with justice,and I will by no means leave you unpunished.
It is good when a young man carries the yoke of discipline in his youth.
Why should any living mortal, or any man,Complain [of punishment] in view of his sins?
Those who revolt are knee-deep in slaughter, but I will discipline them all.
As they are going, I will spread My net over them;I will bring them down like birds of the sky.I will discipline them in accordancewith the news that reaches their assembly.
I will discipline them at My discretion;nations will be gathered against themto put them in bondagefor their two crimes.
Thy bow was made naked, The rods of discipline sworn according to thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.
She has not obeyed;she has not accepted discipline.She has not trusted in Yahweh;she has not drawn near to her God.
I have said, 'Surely she will fear me; she will accept discipline. Then her dwelling place will not be cut down, [nor] all that I have brought upon her.' Surely they rise early; they make all their deeds corrupt.
I am about to discipline your children and will spread offal on your faces, the very offal produced at your festivals, and you will be carried away along with it.
Therefore, I will have Him whipped and then release Him.”
In view of this, I also do my best and strive always to have a clear conscience before God and before men.
What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
you are to hand over this man to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
as obscure persons, and yet are well known; as on the point of death, and yet, strange to tell, we live; as under God's discipline, and yet we are not deprived of life;
Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule [who discipline themselves and conduct their lives by this principle], and upon the [true] Israel of God (Jewish believers).
And ye fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.
For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
These practices indeed have the appearance [that popularly passes as that] of wisdom in self-made religion and mock humility and severe treatment of the body (asceticism), but are of no value against sinful indulgence [because they do not honor God].
For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline among you,
of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme.
But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;
for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons:My son, do not take the Lord’s discipline lightlyor faint when you are reproved by Him,
Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline?
But if you are without discipline—which all receive—then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn’t we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?
No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be committed and repent.
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