Disciplining children correctly is an issue that is a serious problem in many cultures in today’s modern world. Having two young sons and teaching at an early child development center, this is an issue that is close to my heart. I have compiled the following list of verses found in Scripture about child discipline to share with others who are seeking what the Bible has to say about raising our kids. All verses are ASV since it is in the public domain and legal to copy.
List of Bible Verses on Child Discipline
He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise), that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.
He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.
A wise son heareth his father’s instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.
Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness. All chastening seemeth for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, even the fruit of righteousness.
Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish.
A fool despiseth his father’s correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged.
Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; nd set not thy heart on his destruction.
The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
Withhold not correction from the child; For if thou beat him with the rod, he will not die.
Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father; and ye shall keep my sabbaths: I am Jehovah your God.
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:
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