‘“If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction but continue to be hostile towards me,
“And if by this
discipline you are not turned
to me but walk contrary
He makes them listen to correction
and commands them to repent of their evil.
that they return from iniquity
He brings the clouds to punish people,
or to water his earth and show his love.
for correction or
for his land or
, he causes it to happen
You will say, ‘How I hated discipline!
How my heart spurned correction!
and you say
I hated discipline
and my heart despised reproof
For this command is a lamp,
this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
are the way to life,
is a lamp
and the teaching
and the reproofs
are the way
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
Whoever heeds instruction
is on the path
but he who rejects reproof
leads others astray
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but whoever hates correction is stupid.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge
but he who hates reproof
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
but whoever heeds correction is honoured.
come to him who ignores instruction
but whoever heeds reproof
A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
A fool despises
his father’s instruction
but whoever heeds reproof
Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
the one who hates correction will die.
There is severe discipline
for him who forsakes
whoever hates reproof
Mockers resent correction,
so they avoid the wise.
does not like
to be reproved
he will not go
to the wise
Whoever heeds life-giving correction
will be at home among the wise.
to life-giving reproof
will dwell among
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself
but he who listens
to reproof gains intelligence
‘In vain I punished your people;
they did not respond to correction.
Your sword has devoured your prophets
like a ravenous lion.
have I struck
they took no correction
your own sword devoured
like a ravening lion
, do not your eyes look for truth?
You struck them, but they felt no pain;
you crushed them but they refused correction.
They made their faces harder than stone
and refused to repent.
, do not
look for truth
You have struck
but they felt no anguish
you have consumed
but they refused
to take correction
They have made their faces harder than rock
they have refused
Therefore say to them, “This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord
its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.
And you shall say
to them, ‘This
is the nation that
did not obey
of the Lord
, and did not accept discipline
; it is cut off from
She obeys no one,
she accepts no correction.
She does not trust in the Lord
she does not draw near to her God.
to no voice
she accepts no correction
She does not trust
in the Lord
she does not draw near
to her God
Of Jerusalem I thought,
“Surely you will fear me
and accept correction!”
Then her place of refuge would not be destroyed,
nor all my punishments come upon her.
But they were still eager
to act corruptly in all they did.
you will fear
you will accept correction
Then your dwelling
be cut off
according to all that
I have appointed against
all the more they were eager
to make all
their deeds corrupt
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching
, for reproof
, for correction
, and for training in righteousness
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