“The rod and reproof give wisdom.
But a mother is disgraced by a neglected child.
When the wicked are in authority,
But the righteous will look upon their downfall.
Discipline your children.
They will give you rest.
They will give delight to your heart.”
The children who get beat with the rod and rebuked will get wisdom. A mother will be in disgrace because of a neglected child. When the wicked are in charge, transgressions increase. However, the righteous wait for their downfall. If you discipline your children, they will give rest and delight to your heart. Discipline those kids!
“Discipline your child while there is hope.
Do not set your heart on their destruction.
A violent tempered person will pay the penalty.
If you effect a rescue
You will only have to do it again.
Listen to advice!
Thus you may gain wisdom for the future.
The human mind may devise many plans.
But it is the purpose of Yahweh that will be established.
What is desired in a man is loyalty.
It is better to be a poor
Than a liar.”
You can discipline your child as long as there is hope. However, you should not try to destroy your children. A violent person will pay the penalty. If you try to help a violent person, you may have to do it again. You should listen to advice and instruction so that you will have future wisdom. The human mind can devise many plans, but Yahweh is the one who finally decides things. Loyalty is a desirable feature. It is better to be poor than lie.