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162 Bible Verses about Discipline

Want to know what the Bible says about Discipline? Here are 162 Bible verses about Discipline 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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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 12:1 NIV
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
    but whoever hates correction is stupid.
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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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1 Corinthians 9:27 NIV
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
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Revelation 3:19 NIV
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
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Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV
11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
    as a father the son he delights in.
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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 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 23:13 NIV
Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
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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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Titus 1:8 NIV
Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
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Proverbs 25:28 NIV
Like a city whose walls are broken through
    is a person who lacks self-control.
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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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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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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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2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
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Proverbs 20:13 NIV
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;
    stay awake and you will have food to spare.
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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 13:1 NIV
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
    but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
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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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