22 Bible Verses about Spanking Your Child

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 42 helpful votes

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

Proverbs 23:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. ...

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Proverbs 23:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Hebrews 12:6-7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

Proverbs 22:1-29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them. ...

Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. ...

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Proverbs 21:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

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