Bible Verses About Discipline

42 Powerful Bible Verses About Discipline

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Discipline is a word that often conjures up negative images in our heads – spanking, grounding, and other forms of punishment. But discipline isn’t always meant to be aversive. In fact, God Himself is the ultimate disciplinarian! Here are a few Bible verses about the discipline that will change your perspective:

Bible Verses About Discipline

1 corinthians 9 27 kjv bible verses about discipline

1 Corinthians 9:27 

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

proverbs 23 13 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 23:13 

Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

hebrews 12 5 6 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:5-6 

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

proverbs 6 23 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 6:23 

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

proverbs 20 13 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 20:13 

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

hebrews 13 17 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 13:17 

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

1 timothy 4 7 kjv bible verses about discipline

1 Timothy 4:7 

But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

2 timothy 2 15 kjv bible verses about discipline

2 Timothy 2:15 

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 timothy 1 7 kjv bible verses about discipline

2 Timothy 1:7 

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

ephesians 6 4 kjv bible verses about discipline

Ephesians 6:4 

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

proverbs 10 17 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 10:17 

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

proverbs 13 1 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 13:1 

A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

proverbs 22 6 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 22:6 

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

proverbs 29 17 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 29:17 

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

titus 1 8 kjv bible verses about discipline

Titus 1:8 

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

hebrews 12 10 11 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:10-11 

For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

job 5 17 18 kjv bible verses about discipline

Job 5:17-18 

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

1 corinthians 9 25 27 kjv bible verses about discipline

1 Corinthians 9:25-27 

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

psalm 94 12 14 kjv bible verses about discipline

Psalm 94:12-14 

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

hebrews 12 5 9 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:5-9 

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

revelation 3 19 kjv bible verses about discipline

Revelation 3:19 

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

proverbs 13 24 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 13:24 

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

proverbs 3 11 12 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 3:11-12 

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

deuteronomy 8 5 6 kjv bible verses about discipline

Deuteronomy 8:5-6 

Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

hebrews 12 5 7 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:5-7 

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

hebrews 12 8 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:8 

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

hebrews 12 9 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:9 

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

proverbs 29 15 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 29:15 

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

proverbs 12 1 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 12:1 

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

job 5 17 kjv bible verses about discipline

Job 5:17 

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

psalm 94 12 kjv bible verses about discipline

Psalm 94:12 

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

proverbs 23 13 14 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 23:13-14 

Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

proverbs 22 15 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 22:15 

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

proverbs 19 18 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 19:18 

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

psalm 103 10 13 kjv bible verses about discipline

Psalm 103:10-13 

He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

lamentations 3 22 23 kjv bible verses about discipline

Lamentations 3:22-23 

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

1 corinthians 9 24 27 kjv bible verses about discipline

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

proverbs 25 28 kjv bible verses about discipline

Proverbs 25:28 

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

hebrews 12 10 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:10 

For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

hebrews 12 11 kjv bible verses about discipline

Hebrews 12:11 

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

james 1 2 4 kjv bible verses about discipline

James 1:2-4 

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

psalm 38 17 18 kjv bible verses about discipline

Psalm 38:17-18

For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

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