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Proverbs 3:12

    Proverbs 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For whom Jehovah loveth he reproveth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For to those who are dear to him the Lord says sharp words, and makes the son in whom he has delight undergo pain.

    Webster's Revision

    For whom Jehovah loveth he reproveth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

    World English Bible

    for whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For whom the LORD loveth he reproveth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:12

    Whom the Lord loveth - To encourage thee to bear correction, know that it is a proof of God's love to thee; and thereby he shows that he treats thee as a father does his son, even that one to whom he bears the fondest affection.

    The last clause the Septuagint translate μαστιγοι δε παντα υἱον ὁν παραδεχεται, "and chasteneth every son whom he receiveth;" and the apostle, Hebrews 12:6, quotes this literatim. Both clauses certainly amount to the same sense. Every son whom he receiveth, and the son in whom he delighteth, have very little difference of meaning.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:12

    The first distinct utterance of a truth which has been so full of comfort to many thousands; it is the summing up of all controversies (compare John 9:2) as to the mystery of suffering. The apostle writing to the Hebrews can find no stronger comfort Hebrews 12:6 than this; the Church, in her visitation service, has no truer message for the sufferer.