An internet friend of mine,
owner of the Christian
Mommies of Many Blessings website, sent me this
detailed study that her husband did on the subject of
biblical discipline. I think it is excellent and I hope
you will find it as helpful as I did.
DISCIPLINE by Dennis McLean
What Does It Mean?
Can You Handle The Answer?
The Index of Definitions at the end is used to get the
closest Greek and Hebrew meanings, for example: Four
different Hebrew words, meaning different types of
discipline, would still be translated to one English
word, discipline. So, behind each English word that
needs to be clarified with the original Greek or Hebrew
word, is a number, which can be looked up in the Index
of Definitions on page 26 to get a more precise
definition of the English word. For example: Discipline
The English language has, it seems, almost been rendered
inadequate to communicate some biblical truths. Over the
years, English speakers have simplified complex thoughts
to single words. Take for instance the word, �love.�
In English usage, we use the word most in conjunction
with feelings; hence, you can fall into and out of love.
In the Greek language, four words are used that convey
love: Brotherly love; familial love; unconditional,
self-sacrificing love; and intimate love. Scripture says
(1 Corinthians 13) that love is not a feeling, but
describes it as action. Hence, our English usage of the
word, �love� is first flawed in our general
definition of it and secondly, in our simplification of
the use of the word. �I love ice cream.� �I love
my wife.� �I love pain, it makes me feel alive.�
The word, �believe,� itself, has undergone a
metamorphosis, which has theological and potentially
eternal consequences. The word, in its general usage
today, basically means to think something is true; or
religious faith, or firm conviction. In other words, a
purely thinking process. The Biblical definition is,
�to place your reliance upon.� This is a thought
that results in action. Check that in your Amplified
Bible, Greek Lexicon, or even Webster�s 1828 (or
When I approach Bible study, I don�t assume that I
have a grasp of definitions for even the simplest words.
Your Bible is not flawed: Our language is flawed to make
understanding scriptures either more difficult or to
misconstrue what words mean as if there is some
When approaching this subject of discipline, I labeled
every word with its corresponding number in the Greek
and Hebrew Lexicons. At the back of this study, you will
find the list and corresponding definitions from the
lexicons. The purpose is to better understand the
meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew word and not
assume to modern definition and usage of our 21st
I have compiled these scriptures because secular and
Christian people have filled the world with opinions
regarding discipline and the raising of children. My
focus has always been that truth is absolute. God is
Truth. God�s Word is Absolute Truth. Go to the source
of Absolute Truth. What does it say about all aspects of
Read on and don�t forget to check the definitions.
So shall my word be which goes forth from my mouth: It
shall not return to me empty, without accomplishing what
I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which
I sent it.
To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be
blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and
Discipline of The Lord
To you it was shown that you might know that the Lord,
He is God; there is no other besides Him. Out of the
heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline (3256)
you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you
heard His words from the midst of the fire.
And the people spoke against God and Moses, �Why have
you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?
For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this
miserable food.� And the Lord sent fiery serpents
among the people and they bit the people so that many
people of Israel died.
For I will go through the Land of Egypt on that night,
and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of
Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of
Egypt I will execute judgments � I am the Lord.
I have surely heard Ephram grieving. Thou has chastised
I was chastised like an untrained calf, bring me back
that I may be restored for Thou art the Lord my God. For
after I turned back, I repented, because I bore the
reproach of my youth.
II Chronicles 6:24, 26, 28-31
24 And if Thy people Israel are defeated before an
enemy, because they have sinned against Thee, ....and
they return to Thee and confess Thy name, and pray and
make supplication before Thee in this house ....
26 and when the heavens are shut up and there is no rain
because they have sinned against Thee ....
28 if there is famine in the land, if there is
pestilence, if there is blight or milden if there is
locust or grasshopper, if their enemies besiege them in
the land of their cities, whatever plague, or whatever
sickness there is,
29 whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or
by all Thy people Israel, each knowing his own
affliction, and his own pain and spreading his hands
toward his house.
30 Then hear Thou from heaven Thy dwelling place, and
forgive, and render to each according to all his ways,
whose heart Thou knowest for Thou alone dost know the
hearts of the sons of men,
31 that they may fear Thee, to walk in Thy ways as long
as they live in the land which thou hast given to our
1 The word that come to Jeremiah concerning all the
people of Judah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son
of Josiah, king of Judah (that was the first year of
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon).
8&9 Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts,
�Because you have not obeyed My words, behold, I will
send an take all the families of the north,� declares
the Lord, �and I will send to Nebuchadnezzor king of
Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this
land, and against its inhabitants, and against all these
nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them,
and make them a horror, and a hissing, and an
10&11 Moreover, I will take from them the voice of
joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the
bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the
millstones and the light of the lamp and this whole land
shall be a desolation and a horror, and these nations
shall serve the kind of Babylon seventy years.
COMMENT: When the Lord
punished a nation, it was severe, disobedience was not
taken lightly. When a nation was defeated, they were
murdered, raped, pillaged, and enslaved.
�Then it will be when seventy years are completed I
will punish the king of Babylong and that nation,�
declares the Lord, �for their iniquity, and the land
of the Chaldeans; and I will make it a everlasting
See also Isaiah 13:19-22
Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your
God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave
alive anything that breathes. But you shall utterly
destroy them, the Hittite and the Amorite, the Canaanite
and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, as the
Lord your God has commanded you in order that they may
not teach you to do according to all their detestable
things which they have done for their gods, so that you
would sin against the Lord your God.
He who chastens (3256)
the nations, will He not rebuke, even He who teaches
Thus you are to know in your heart that the Lord your
God was disciplining (3256)
you just as a man disciplines (3256)
Discipline of The Lord
Blessed is the man whom thou dost chasten (3256).
O Lord, and dost teach out of thy Law.
I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, and
that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted (6031
I Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged, we are disciplined (3811)
by the Lord in order that we may not be condemned along
with the world.
Those whom I love, I reprove (1551) and discipline (3811);
be zealous therefore, and repent.
Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves (3198),
so do not despise the discipline (4148)
of the Almighty. For He inflicts pain, and gives relief;
He wounds and His hands also heal.
The Lord had disciplined (3256) me severely, but He has
not given me over to death.
O Lord, do not rebuke (3198) me in Thine anger, nor
chasten (3256) me in thy wrath.
II Samuel 7:14
I will be a Father to him and he will be a son to Me,
when he commits iniquity, I will correct (3198) him with
the rod of men and the strokes (5061) of the sons of
My son, do not reject the discipline (4148) of the Lord,
or loathe His reproof (8433 b) for whom the Lord loves
He reproves (3198) even as a father, the son in whom he
And you have forgotten the exhortation which is
addressed to you as sons, �My son, do not regard
lightly the discipline (3809) of the Lord, nor faint
when you are reproved (1651) by Him;
6For those whom the Lord loves He discipline (3811), and
He scourges (3146) every son whom He receives.�
7 It is for discipline (3809) that you endure; God deals
with you as with sons for what son is there whom his
father does not discipline (3811)?
8 But if you are without discipline (3809), of which all
have become partakers, then you are illegitimate
children and not sons.
9 Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline
(3810) us, and we respected them; shall we not much
rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they disciplined (3811) for a short time as
seemed best to them, but He disciplines (3811) us for
our good, that we may share His holiness.
11 All discipline (3809) for the moment seems not to be
joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been
trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit
Children Are Commanded
To Be Obedient
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God
has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged, and
that it may go well with you....
Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is
Children be obedient to your parents in all things, for
this is well-pleasing to the Lord.
My son, observe the commandments of your father, and do
not forsake the teaching of your mother;
Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise
your mother when she is old.
Leviticus 19:3 a
Everyone of you shall reverence his mother and his
Hear my son your fathers instruction (41487) and do not
forsake your mothers teaching.
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, and give
attention that you may gain understanding.
Listen to council and accept discipline (4148) that you
may be wise the rest of your days.
Jesus� Example of
Obedience To His Parents
Luke 2:51, 52
And He went down to Nazareth; and He continued in
subjection (5293) to them (parents); and His mother
treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus kept
increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God
Parental Discipline of Children
A wise son accepts his father�s discipline (4148). But
a scoffer does not listen to rebuke (1606).
He who spares his rod (7626) hates his son, but he who
loves him disciplines (4148) him diligently (7836).
A fool rejects his father�s discipline (4148). But he
who regards reproof (8433 b) is prudent.
Discipline (3256) your son while there is hope, and do
not desire his death.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod
(7626) of discipline (4148) will remove it far from him.
Proverbs 23:13, 14
Do not hold back discipline (4148) from the child,
although you beat (5221) him with the rod (7626), he
will not die. You shall beat (5221) him with the rod
(7626), and deliver his soul from Sheol.
The rod (7626) and reproof (8433 b) give wisdom, but a
child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Correct (3256) your son, and he will give you comfort;
he will also delight your soul.
The world says spanking a child is abuse, but the Bible
says do not be conformed to the world, but be
transformed by knowing the will of God.
The world is full of bad advice that the Bible tells
Christians not to listen to. The will of God is that
parents must expect obedience from their children,
(painful discipline is what gets their attention) in
being obedient to parents, they learn how to be obedient
to God. If they do not learn to be obedient to parents,
they don�t learn obedience to God, and their soul may
be lost forever: See what a huge responsibility we have
as parents to teach our children to be obedient?
*Proverbs 23:13, 14 (see previous mention)
Are you, as parents, DILIGENT AND CONSISTENT with this
kind of discipline? When disciplined, is it painful for
the child? (this is absolutely necessary) It is not a
pat on the po po.
Encourage And Instruct
Your Children In Love
And fathers do not provoke your children to anger; but
bring them up in the discipline (3809) and instruction
(3559) of the Lord.
Fathers do not exasperate (2042) your children, that
they may not lose heart.
These two passages regarding the raising of children are
very controversial. Liberal commentators say, �don�t
over correct your children, the purpose of discipline is
not to produce a �hangdog� attitude,� This is
wrong. Proverbs 13:24 says, �He who spares his rod
(7626) hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines
(4148) him diligently (7836). The purpose of discipline
is to teach the child to be obedient, (in being obedient
to parents, he will know how to be obedient to God) when
he learns obedience, he will have no reason to have a
�hangdog� attitude, he can be a happy addition to
family activities without the hassles of constant
Fathers do not exasperate (2042) (to stimulate to anger,
provoke; this is a form of 2054, a quarrel, by
implication: Contention, strife, debate, variance) this
brings us to three major points in discipline: (1)
Don�t be angry when disciplining. If anger is shown to
the child, they will take it personally as between you
and him: Discipline only for the offense. Even in love,
it is possible to discipline as the Lord commands. (2)
The offense and discipline is swift and sure and after
discipline dispensed, the guilty party is forgiven. We
need to pay attention to the Lord�s example (3) As the
sun sets in the west and rises in the east, and as the
Lord lives, BE CONSISTENT in discipline: nothing is
learned if they get away with something one time and the
next time, they don�t That�s one of the things that
can exasperate a child, variance.
That they may encourage the young women to love their
husbands, to love their children.
I Thessalonians 2:11
Just as you know how we were exhorting (3870) and
encouraging (3888) and imploring (3143) each one of you
as a father would his own son.
Do you lose your cool when your child does wrong? Is
there a quarrel or argument or heated debate with your
child when correcting him? Are both parents consistent
in disciplining? (Be honest)
Teach Your Children
About The Lord
2 Timothy 3:14-17
You, however, continue in the things you have learned
and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have
learned them, and that from childhood you have known the
sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom
that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ
Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable
for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training
in righteousness; so that the man of God may be
adequate, equipped for every good work.
It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today;
a father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
Psalm 71:17, 18
O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still
declare Your wondrous deeds. And even when I am old and
gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your
strength to this generation, Your power to all who are
Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your might. And
these words which I am commanding you today, shall be on
your heart; and you shall teach (8150) them diligently
to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your
house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down
and when you rise up.
Psalm 78:1-4, 7
Listen, O my people, to my instruction; incline your
ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a
parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have
heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will
not conceal them from their children, but tell to the
generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His
strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
That they should put their confidence in God and not
forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.
Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently
lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen,
and lest they depart from your heart all the days of
your life; but make them known to your sons and your
Genesis 18:18, 19
Since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty
nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be
blessed. For I have chosen him in order that he may
command (6680) his children and his household after him
to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and
justice; in order that the Lord may bring upon Abraham
what He has spoken about him.
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth,
before the evil days come and the years draw near when
you will say, �I have no delight in them�
Train (2596) up a child in the way (1870) he should go,
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Do you make time to sit down and tell your children
about the Lord and His faithfulness?
Are you teaching your kids to memorize God�s word?
(even young ones 2 1/2 to 3 years on up)
Lack of Discipline:
Is This A Parent�s Sin?
I Samuel 2:12, 17
Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not
know the Lord.
17Thus the sin of the young men was very great before
the Lord, for the men despised the offering of the Lord.
I Samuel 3:11-13
And the Lord said to Samuel, �behold, I am about to do
a thing in Israel at which both ears of everyone who
hears it will tingle. In that day, I will carry out
against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house,
from beginning to end. For I have told him that I am
about to judge his house forever for the iniquity which
he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves
and he did not restrain (3542) them.
Eli warned his sons of their shameful ways, but he did
not rebuke them with the severity their deeds merited.
Instead, Eli mildly reasoned with his sons, saying,
�Why do you do such things?� But the sons no longer
heeded their father, and he didn�t restrain them.
Consequently, his entire family was judged, including
his descendants, forever.
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set
in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city
as I directed you, 6Namely, if any man be above reproach
(410), the husband of one wife, having children who
believe, not accused of dissipation (810) or rebellion
I Timothy 3:1-5
It is a trustworthy statement: If any man aspires to the
office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
2An overseer, then, must be above reproach (410), the
husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable,
hospitable, able to teach, 3not addicted to wine, or
pugnacious, but gentle, uncontentious, free from the
love of money. 4He must be one who manages (4291 b) his
own household well, keeping his children under control
(5292) with all dignity (5487) 5(but if a man does not
know how to manage (4291 b) his own household, how will
he take care of the church of God?)
If children are not in control (obedient), this is
because of a lack of discipline. Lack of discipline is
against all that the Lord has set forth through
scriptures from nations to children.
This passage says control is kept with dignity, that
means without screaming, yelling, arguing, debate or
anything like that. Control is kept by being an example,
liberal use of the rod and without losing control; but
in all seriousness and gravity and love.
Fathers and husbands, is your household under control?
Do you handle difficult situations with dignity? Are you
a leader in the church and not in your house?
Be An Example
The Lord Is Our Model:
Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children;
Therefore, you are to be perfect, as your heavenly
Father is perfect.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
We Need Mature Christians as Examples:
I Corinthians 4:15-17
For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet
you would not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I
became your father through the gospel. I exhort you,
therefore, be imitators of me. For this reason I have
sent Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in
the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in
Brethren, join in following my example, and observe
those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
The things you have learned and received and heard and
seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace
shall be with you.
II Thessalonians 3:7-9
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our
example, because we did not act in an undisciplined
manner among you, nor did we eat anyone�s bread
without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we
kept working night and day so that we might not be a
burden to any of you; not because we do not have the
right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a
model for you that you might follow our example.
Parents Should Be Good Examples to Imitate:
*see I Corinthians 4:15-17
Paul speaks of being a spiritual father to Timothy, and
that Timothy being the child, should be an imitator of
Paul, the father.
Good Example of Parent:
I Kings 15:11
And Asa did what was right in the sight of the Lord,
like David his father.
Bad Example of
I Kings 15:25, 26
Now Nadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in
the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned
over Israel two years. And he did evil in the sight of
the Lord, and walked in the way of his father and in his
sin which he made Israel sin.
Are we imitators of the Lord? As spiritual leaders, are
we being imitated because we imitate the Lord?
Our children are imitating us: Are you worthy to be
Stripes that wound scour away evil, and strokes reach
the innermost parts.
�If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will
not obey his father or his mother, and when they
chastise (3256) him, he will not even listen to them,
then his father and his mother shall seize him, and
bring him out to the leaders of his city at the gateway
of his home town. And they shall say to the elders of
his city, �This son of ours is stubborn and
rebellious. He will not obey us, he is a glutton and a
drunkard.� Then all the men of his city shall stone
him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your
midst, and all Israel shall hear of it and fear.
�Cursed (779) is he who dishonors his father or his
mother.� And all the people shall say, �Amen.�
And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely
be put to death.
And he who curses (7043) his father or his mother shall
surely be put to death.
For God said, �Honor your father and mother,� and
�He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be
put to death.�
Same as above
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, but a
rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding
Whoever loves discipline (4841) loves knowledge, but he
who hates reproof (8433 b) is stupid.
Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects
discipline (4148), but he who regards reproof (8433 b)
will be honored.
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He
who hates reproof will die.
Proverbs 15:32, 19:27, 19:29, 6:23
When the scoffer is punished (6064) the na�ve (stupid)
becomes wise: But when the wise is instructed (7919 a),
he receives knowledge.
Apply your heart to discipline (4148), and your ears to
words of knowledge.
A whip is for the horse, the bridle for the donkey, and
a rod(7626) for the back of fools (3684).
The eye that mocks a father, and scorns a mother, the
ravens of the valley will pick it out, and the young
eagles will eat it.
The prudent sees evil and hides himself, but the na�ve
(6612) go on, and are punished (6064) for it.
II Timothy 3:1-4
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times
will come for men will be lovers of self, lovers of
money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient, (545)
to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving,
irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self control
brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless,
conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
I Corinthians 4:14
I do not write these things to shame you, but to
admonish (3560) you as my beloved children.
How These Scriptures
Apply To Today
For whatever was written in earlier times was written
for our instruction (1319), that through perseverance
and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have
II Peter 1:19-21
And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to
which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining
in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning
star arises in your hearts. But know this first of all,
that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of ones own
interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act
of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke
The unfolding of Thy words gives light; it gives
understanding to the simple.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the
testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
II Timothy 3:16,17
All scripture is inspired by god and profitable for
teaching for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate,
equipped for every good work.
When it comes right down to it, discipline is rewarding
bad behavior with unpleasant consequences. Discipline is
also rewarding good behavior with an close and intimate
parent child relationship that can�t be achieved when
the child is in a constant state of self centeredness,
willfulness and rebellious disobedience. Notice the
correlation here? This also exactly applies to the
relationship between us and our Father in heaven.
God�s word is relevant to yesterday, today, and
forever. Beware of the teaching of man if it is not
backed up by God�s Word. Let not our age be
characterized like the age of the Judges.
In those days there was no kin in Israel; everyone did
what was right in his own eyes.
Are you aware of God�s
will concerning important topics in our world today is
revealed in His Word?
There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end
is the way of death (4194).
Are you sensitive and
obedient to God�s standard of discipline, or are you
conforming to the world�s standards, minimizing or
ignoring discipline (4148)?
And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may
prove what the will of God is, that which is good and
acceptable and perfect.
1 John 2:17
And the world is passing away, and also its lusts, but
the one who does the will of God abides forever.
n All scripture references are from the Holy Bible, New
American Standard Translation. Copyright 1960.
n The definitions in the index are from Strong�s
Exhaustive concordance of the Bible with Hebrew, Chaldee,
and Greek dictionaries. MacDonald
n Also used as cross-references was the New American
Standard Exhaustive concordance of the Bible, copyright
n The Open Bible NASB, Biblical Cyclopedic Index.
n Naves Topical Bible, A Digest of Holy Scriptures,
n The New International Dictionary of The Bible.
Zondervan. Copyright 1963, 1987
Index of Definitions
193 NT Powerless, impotent, i.e. without self-control
410 NT Unaccused, i.e. irreproachable: Blameless
506 NT Unsubdued, i.e. insubordinate (in fact or temper)
545 NT Unpersuadable, i.e. disobedient
779 OT To protest vehemently against; denounce, to
loath, hate, detest, to bitterly
810 NT Unsavedness, i.e. wastefulness
1319b NT Instruction � doctrine, learning, teaching
(the function or the information)
1606 OT A chiding � rebuke(ing) reproof (threat)
1651 NT To expose, convict, reprove, admonish, tell a
1870 OT Way, road, distance, journey, toward, (course of
life, mode of action)
2042 NT To stimulate to anger, provoke. Root of word is
2054 NT A quarrel, (by implication) contention, strife,
2596 OT To train up, dedicate; fig. To initiate or
3143 NT To summon as witness, to affirm, take to record,
testify, to cite as an example or means of proof in an
3146 NT To flog (a whip), scourge (to beat or whip
3198 OT To be right, (i.e. correct) to argue, to decide,
justify or convict, convince, judge, reason
together, prove, rebuke, reprove, appoint, chasten
3256 OT To chastise: Literally (with blows) or fig.
(with words), instruct, bind, chasten, correct, punish,
reform, reprove, sore, teach, to discipline
3543 OT To restrain, rebuke (to be weak, to grow dull,
be dim, fail, faint)
3559 NT Calling attention to, i.e. (by implication) mile
rebuke or warning; admonition
3560 NT To put in mind, i.e. (by implication) to caution
or reprove gently: Admonish, warn
3684 OT Fat, i.e. (fig.) stupid or silly: (Foolish)
3809 NT Education or training: By implication
disciplinary correction (punishment): Chastening,
instruction, nurture chastisement
3810 NT A teacher, a trainer, one who disciplines: Which
3811 NT To train up a child, i.e. educate or (by
implication) discipline (by punishment: (chasten(ise))
instruct, learn, teach
3820 OT Inner man, mind, will, heart; also used (fig.)
very widely for the feelings; the center of anything
3870 NT To call for, exhort, encourage, to call near, to
invite, entreat, pray
3888 NT To relate near, i.e. (by implication) encourage,
3925 OT To goad (something that prods or urges), i.e.
(by implication) to teach (the rod being an incentive):
4148 OT Chastisement, (fig.) reproof, warning, (root of
word in 3256) check, correction, discipline, doctrine,
4194 OT Death, natural or violent, (fig.) pestilence,
4291b NT To stand before, to set over, to rule, maintain
4587 NT Seriousness: Dignified, gravity
5061 OT To strike, beat, cast forth, clap, give wounds,
punish, give stripes, wound, kill
5221 OT To strike, beat, cast forth, clap, give wounds,
punish, give stripes, wound, kill
5292 NT Subordination: Subjection, obedience
5293 NT To place or rank under: To obey, subdue unto,
submit self unto, be in subjection unto
6031a OT To be bowed down or afflicted, humbled, deal
hardly with, ravish
6064 OT To urge, (by implication) to inflict a penalty:
specifically, to fine, condemn, punish
6612 OT Silly, (i.e. seducible, foolish, simple)
6680 OT To lay charge, give charge, command, order (set
7043 OT To be slight, swift, trifling, small, light,
7451a OT Bad or evil; adversity, affliction, calamity,
distress, harm, heavy, hurt, misery, sorrow, trouble,
sad, worse, wretchedness
7626 OT (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing,
fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) (fig.) (club, scepter,
7836 OT Be up early at any task, (with implication of
earnestness): To search for, enquire early, seek
diligently, early, in the morning
7919 OT To be intelligent; consider, expert, instruct,
prosper, prudent, skill, understand, wisdom, behave
8150 OT To pierce, to teach by forceful urging, prick,
sharpen, teach diligently, whet
8433b OT Correction, refutation, argument, rebuke,