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Your First LoveBiblical Discipline
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 (4148).


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 older) dictionary.

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 conspiracy� hmmm�. 

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 century English.

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 discipline?

Read on and don�t forget to check the definitions.

Isaiah 55:11
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.

Revelation 5:13b
To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.

Discipline of The Lord

Of Nations:

Deuteronomy 4:35,36
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.

Numbers 21:5,6
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.

Exodus 12:12
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.

Jeremiah 31:18,19
I have surely heard Ephram grieving. Thou has chastised (3256) and 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 fathers.

Jeremiah 25:1,8-11
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 everlasting desolation.
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.

Jeremiah 25:12
�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 desolation.�

See also Isaiah 13:19-22

Deuteronomy 20:16-18
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.

Psalm 94:10
He who chastens (3256) the nations, will He not rebuke, even He who teaches knowledge?

Deuteronomy 8:5
Thus you are to know in your heart that the Lord your God was disciplining (3256) you just as a man disciplines (3256) his son.

Discipline of The Lord

Of Men:

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom thou dost chasten (3256). O Lord, and dost teach out of thy Law.

Psalm 119:75
I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted (6031 a) me.

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.

Revelation 3:19
Those whom I love, I reprove (1551) and discipline (3811); be zealous therefore, and repent.

Job 5:17,18
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.

Psalm 118:18
The Lord had disciplined (3256) me severely, but He has not given me over to death.

Psalm 6:1
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 men.

Proverbs 2:11,12
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 delights.

Hebrews 12:5-11
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 of righteousness.

Children Are Commanded
To Be Obedient

Deuteronomy 5:16
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....

Ephesians 6:1
Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Colossians 3:20
Children be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Proverbs 6:20
My son, observe the commandments of your father, and do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

Proverbs 23:22
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 father ....

Proverbs 1:8
Hear my son your fathers instruction (41487) and do not forsake your mothers teaching.

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, and give attention that you may gain understanding.

Proverbs 19:20
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 and man.
Parental Discipline of Children

Proverbs 13:1
A wise son accepts his father�s discipline (4148). But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke (1606).

Proverbs 13:24
He who spares his rod (7626) hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines (4148) him diligently (7836).

Proverbs 15:5
A fool rejects his father�s discipline (4148). But he who regards reproof (8433 b) is prudent.

Proverbs 19:19
Discipline (3256) your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death.

Proverbs 22:19
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.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod (7626) and reproof (8433 b) give wisdom, but a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 19:17
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

Ephesians 6:4
And fathers do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline (3809) and instruction (3559) of the Lord.

Colossians 3:21
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 disobedience. 

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.

Titus 2:4
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.

Isaiah 38:19
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 to come.

Deuteronomy 6:4-7
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.

Deuteronomy 4:9
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 grandsons.

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.

Ecclesiastes 12:1
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�

Proverbs 22:6
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.

Titus 1:5,6
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 (506).

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:

Ephesians 5:1
Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children;

Matthew 5:48
Therefore, you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6:36
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 Christ �.

Philippians 3:17
Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.

Philippians 4:9
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 previously.

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 Parent:

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 imitated?

Miscellaneous Scriptures
Regarding Discipline

Proverbs 20:30
Stripes that wound scour away evil, and strokes reach the innermost parts.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21
�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.

Deuteronomy 27:16
�Cursed (779) is he who dishonors his father or his mother.� And all the people shall say, �Amen.�

Exodus 21:15
And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 21:17
And he who curses (7043) his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

Matthew 15:4
For God said, �Honor your father and mother,� and �He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.�

Mark 7:10
Same as above

Proverbs 10:13
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding (3820).

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline (4841) loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof (8433 b) is stupid.

Proverbs 13:18
Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline (4148), but he who regards reproof (8433 b) will be honored.

Proverbs 15:10
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die. 

Proverbs 15:32, 19:27, 19:29, 6:23

Proverbs 21:11
When the scoffer is punished (6064) the na�ve (stupid) becomes wise: But when the wise is instructed (7919 a), he receives knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12 
Apply your heart to discipline (4148), and your ears to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 26:3
A whip is for the horse, the bridle for the donkey, and a rod(7626) for the back of fools (3684).

Proverbs 30:17
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.

Proverbs 22:3
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 (193), 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

Romans 15:4
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 hope.

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 from God.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of Thy words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

Psalm 19:7
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.

Judges 21:25
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?

Proverbs 14:12
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)?

Romans 12:2
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 1981.

n The Open Bible NASB, Biblical Cyclopedic Index. Copyright 1975.

n Naves Topical Bible, A Digest of Holy Scriptures, World Publishers.

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) disobedient, unruly

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 fault

1870 OT Way, road, distance, journey, toward, (course of life, mode of action) 
(highway) (pathway)

2042 NT To stimulate to anger, provoke. Root of word is in 2054

2054 NT A quarrel, (by implication) contention, strife, debate, variance

2596 OT To train up, dedicate; fig. To initiate or discipline

3143 NT To summon as witness, to affirm, take to record, testify, to cite as an example or means of proof in an argument

3146 NT To flog (a whip), scourge (to beat or whip severely)

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) dullard

3809 NT Education or training: By implication disciplinary correction (punishment): Chastening, instruction, nurture chastisement

3810 NT A teacher, a trainer, one who disciplines: Which corrected, instructor

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, console: Comfort

3925 OT To goad (something that prods or urges), i.e. (by implication) to teach (the rod being an incentive): Instruct

4148 OT Chastisement, (fig.) reproof, warning, (root of word in 3256) check, correction, discipline, doctrine, instruction, rebuke

4194 OT Death, natural or violent, (fig.) pestilence, ruin

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 in order)

7043 OT To be slight, swift, trifling, small, light, sharp

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, staff)

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 wisely

8150 OT To pierce, to teach by forceful urging, prick, sharpen, teach diligently, whet

8433b OT Correction, refutation, argument, rebuke, reproof, reasoning

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.