Proverbs 13 :24

Proverbs 13 :24 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.

American King James Version (AKJV)

He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.

American Standard Version (ASV)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care.

Webster's Revision

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

World English Bible

One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.

English Revised Version (ERV)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Definitions for Proverbs 13 :24

Betimes - Early; quickly.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13 :24

He that spareth his rod hateth his son - That is, if he hated him, he could not do him a greater disservice than not to correct him when his obstinacy or disobedience requires it. We have met with this subject already, and it is a favourite with Solomon. See Psalm 34:10 (note) and Psalm 37:3 (note).

The Rev. Mr. Holden makes some sensible observations on this passage: "By the neglect of early correction the desires (passions) obtain ascendancy; the temper becomes irascible, peevish, querulous. Pride is nourished, humility destroyed, and by the habit of indulgence the mind is incapacitated to bear with firmness and equanimity the cares and sorrows, the checks and disappointments, which flesh is heir to."

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 13 :24

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 13 :24

13:24 Hateth his son - His fond affection, is as pernicious to him as hatred.
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