10 Bible Verses about Spoiling Children

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 11 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.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 4 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.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

Exodus 21:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Exodus 21:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.

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