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Proverbs 3:11

    Proverbs 3:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My son, do not make your heart hard against the Lord's teaching; do not be made angry by his training:

    Webster's Revision

    My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof:

    World English Bible

    My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, neither be weary of his reproof:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his reproof:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:11

    Despise not the chastening of the Lord - The word מוסר musar signifies correction, discipline, and instruction. Teaching is essentially necessary to show the man the way in which he is to go; discipline is necessary to render that teaching effectual; and, often, correction is requisite in order to bring the mind into submission, without which it cannot acquire knowledge. Do not therefore reject this procedure of God; humble thyself under his mighty hand, and open thy eyes to thy own interest; and then thou wilt learn specially and effectually. It is of no use to rebel; if thou do, thou kickest against the pricks, and every act of rebellion against him is a wound to thine own soul. God will either end thee or mend thee; wilt thou then kick on?

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:11

    Despise ... be weary - The temper is not that of contempt. To struggle impatiently, to fret and chafe, when suffering comes on us, is the danger to which we are exposed when we do not accept it as from the hands of God. Compare Jonah 4:9; Job 5:17.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 3:11

    3:11 Despise not - Either by making light of it, or not being duly affected with it; or by accounting it an unnecessary thing: but rather esteem it a privilege and favour from God. Weary - Neither think it tedious or hard, but endure it with patience and chearfulness.