Proverbs 7:7; Proverbs 22:6; Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 23:13–14; Proverbs 29:15

and I have seen among nthe simple,

I have perceived among the youths,

a young man olacking sense,


wTrain up a child in the way he should go;

even when he is old he will not depart from it.


15  Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,

but nthe rod of discipline drives it far from him.


13  Do not withhold ndiscipline from a child;

oif you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

14  If you strike him with the rod,

you will psave his soul from Sheol.


15  vThe rod and reproof give wisdom,

but a child left to himself wbrings shame to his mother.