Proverbs For Parents

1:1-9  The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; 
for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

3:21-26
My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;
they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;
when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
4:20-22
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.

5:11-14
At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent.
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!
I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors.
I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly."

5:22-23
The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.
He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.

6:20-23
My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake,
they will speak to you.
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life. . .

10:1    The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
12:1    Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
13:1    A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
13:18  He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
13:24  He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
15:5    A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
15:10  Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
15:20  A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
17:6    Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
17:21  To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
17:25  A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
19:13  A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
19:18  Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19:26  He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
19:27  Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
22:6    Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
22:15  Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
23:13  Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
23:14  Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.
29:15  The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
29:17  Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.

           New International Version (NIV)



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