God’s Wisdom concerning CHILDREN from the Book of Proverbs
A wise child brings joy to a father;
a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline;
a mocker refuses to listen to correction.
Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children.
Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.
Those who fear the Lord are secure;
he will be a refuge for their children.
Sensible children bring joy to their father;
foolish children despise their mother.
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged;
parents are the pride of their children.
Foolish children bring grief to their father
and bitterness to the one who gave them birth.
Discipline your children while there is hope.
Otherwise you will ruin their lives.
Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother
are an embarrassment and a public disgrace.
The godly walk with integrity;
blessed are their children who follow them.
Even children are known by the way they act,
whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.
Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Don’t fail to discipline your children.
They won’t die if you spank them.
Physical discipline may well save them from death.
The father of godly children has cause for joy.
What a pleasure to have children who are wise.
To discipline a child produces wisdom,
but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind
and will make your heart glad.
A servant pampered from childhood
will become a rebel.
Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:
“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”