Does the Bible allow for a parent to spank his child?

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Proverbs 10:13 (NASB)

"On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding."

Proverbs 13:24 (NASB)

"He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently."

Proverbs 22:15 (NASB)

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him."

Proverbs 23:13 – 14 (NASB)

"Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die."

14 "You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol."

Proverbs 26:3 (NASB)

"A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools."

Proverbs 29:15 (NASB)

"The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother."

Ephesians 6:1-4(NASB)

1 ¶ "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

2 HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise),

3 SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.

4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."

Comments are closed.