24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Other Translations of Proverbs 13:24

King James Version

24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

English Standard Version

24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.Or who loves him disciplines him early

The Message

24 A refusal to correct is a refusal to love; love your children by disciplining them.

New King James Version

24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

New Living Translation

24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 13:24

Commentary on Proverbs 13:24

(Read Proverbs 13:24)

He acts as if he hated his child, who, by false indulgence, permits sinful habits to gather strength, which will bring sorrow here, and misery hereafter.