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Want to know what the Bible says about Discipline Of Children? Here are 81 Bible verses about Discipline Of Children from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 13:24 NIV
Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
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Hebrews 12:11 NIV
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
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Proverbs 23:13-15 NIV
13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
14 Punish them with the rod
    and save them from death.
15 My son, if your heart is wise,
    then my heart will be glad indeed;
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Proverbs 22:6 NIV
Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
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Ephesians 6:4 NIV
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
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Proverbs 22:15 NIV
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
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Proverbs 29:17 NIV
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.
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Proverbs 29:15 NIV
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
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Proverbs 19:18 NIV
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
    do not be a willing party to their death.
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Proverbs 12:1 NIV
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
    but whoever hates correction is stupid.
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Ephesians 6:1-4 NIV
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
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Colossians 3:21 NIV
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
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Proverbs 15:32 NIV
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,
    but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
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Proverbs 13:1 NIV
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
    but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
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Proverbs 15:5 NIV
A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
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Proverbs 6:23 NIV
For this command is a lamp,
    this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
    are the way to life,
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Proverbs 10:17 NIV
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
    but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
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Exodus 20:12 NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
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Hebrews 12:9 NIV
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!
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Hebrews 12:5-6 NIV
5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
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