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Proverbs 29:15–17

15  vThe rod and reproof give wisdom,

but a child left to himself wbrings shame to his mother.

16  When the wicked increase, transgression increases,

but xthe righteous will look upon their downfall.

17  yDiscipline your son, and he will give you rest;

he will give delight to your heart.

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Proverbs 29:15–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,

but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,

but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;

they will bring you the delights you desire.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom:

But a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth:

But the righteous shall see their fall.

17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest;

Yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 To discipline a child produces wisdom,

but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.

16 When the wicked are in authority, sin flourishes,

but the godly will live to see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind

and will make your heart glad.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom,

But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases;

But the righteous will see their fall.

17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest;

Yes, he will give delight to your soul.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 Correction and punishment make children wise,

but those left alone will disgrace their mother.

16 When there are many wicked people, there is much sin,

but those who do right will see them destroyed.

17 Correct your children, and you will be proud;

they will give you satisfaction.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom;

But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth;

But the righteous shall look upon their fall.

17 Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest;

Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

16 When the wicked increase, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall.

17 Chasten thy son, and he shall give thee rest, and shall give delight unto thy soul.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 A spanking and a warning produce wisdom,

but an undisciplined child disgraces his mother.

16 When wicked people increase, crime increases,

but righteous people will witness their downfall.

17 Correct your son, and he will give you peace of mind.

He will bring delight to your soul.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 A rod of correction imparts wisdom,

but a youth left to himself

is a disgrace to his mother.

16 When the wicked increase, rebellion increases,

but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mind

and give you delight.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,

but a mother is disgraced by a neglected child.

16 When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases,

but the righteous will look upon their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you rest;

they will give delight to your heart.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 As for a rod and reproof, they will give wisdom,

but a neglected child is disgraced by his mother.

16 With the increase of the wicked, transgression will increase,

but the righteous will look on his downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you rest,

and they will give delight to your soul.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

15 If a child is corrected, he becomes wise.

But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

16 When those who do wrong grow stronger, so does sin.

But those who do right will see them destroyed.

17 If you train your children, they will give you peace.

They will bring delight to you.

Proverbs 29:15–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,

But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases;

But the righteous will see their fall.

17 Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;

He will also delight your soul.