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“My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:”

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Proverbs 3:11 Translation & Meaning

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My son, בְּנִ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
despise תִּמְאָ֑ס To spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear despise
not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
the chastening מוּסַ֣ר Properly, chastisement; figuratively, reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint chastening
of the Lord; יְ֭הוָה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
neither וְאַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing neither
be weary תָּ֝קֹ֗ץ To be (causatively, make) disgusted or anxious weary
of his correction: בְּתוֹכַחְתּֽוֹ׃ Chastisement; figuratively (by words) correction, refutation, proof (even in defense) correction

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  • 9  Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

  • 10  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

  • 11  My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

  • 12  For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

  • 13  Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.


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