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Discipline in the family

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Parents’ loving, corrective training of their children, by verbal instruction and punishments, so that they grow up in the way God wants.


Parents are to discipline their children

Hebrews 12:7 NASB95
It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
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Parents discipline out of love for their children

Proverbs 13:24 NASB95
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
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The means of parental discipline


Proverbs 22:6 NASB95
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
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Proverbs 22:15 NASB95
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
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Verbal instruction

Ephesians 6:4 NASB95
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
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Proverbs 23:13–14 NASB95
Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.
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The purpose of parental discipline is to impart wisdom

Proverbs 29:15 NASB95
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
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Examples of parents who neglected discipline


1 Samuel 3:13 NASB95
“For I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them.


1 Kings 1:5–6 NASB95
Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him. His father had never crossed him at any time by asking, “Why have you done so?” And he was also a very handsome man, and he was born after Absalom.
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