Advice

MY SON,

DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD,

NEITHER BE WEARY OF HIS CORRECTION,

FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH,

HE CORRECTETH.

EVEN AS A FATHER, THE SON IN WHOM HE DELIGHTETH,

HE THAT SPARETH HIS ROD HATETH HIS SON,

BUT HE THAT LOVETH HIM,

CHASTENETH HIM, BETIMES.

CHASTEN THY SON WHILE THERE IS HOPE,

AND LET NOT THY SOUL SPARE FOR HIS CRYING.

THE BLUENESS OF A WOUND CLEANSETH AWAY EVIL.

SO DO STRIPES, THE INWARD PARTS OF THE BELLY.

TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO,

AND WHEN HE IS OLD

HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT.

FOOLISHNESS IS BOUND IN THE HEART OF A CHILD,

BUT THE ROD OF CORRECTION SHALL DRIVE IT FAR FROM HIM.

WITHHOLD NOT CORRECTION FROM THE CHILD,

FOR IF THOU BEATEST HIM WITH THE ROD

HE SHALL NOT DIE.

THOU SHALT BEAT HIM WITH THE ROD AND

SHALT DELIVER HIS SOUL FROM HELL.

THE ROD AND REPROOF GIVETH WISDOM,

BUT A CHILD LEFT UNTO HIMSELF

BRINGETH HIS MOTHER TO SHAME.

CORRECT THY SON AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE REST,

YEA HE SHALL GIVE DELIGHT UNTO THY SOUL
From Proverbs