Discipline of Children, Spanking
"You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you."
[Note: "chastens" means to chastise literally with blows or figuratively with words]
"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them,"
"Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding."
"He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly."
"Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die."
"Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool."
"Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction."
"Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge."
"Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools."
"Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart."
"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it."
"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him."
"Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell."
"A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the fool's back."
"The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."
"Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul."
"And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives." If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."