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Spare the rod and spoil the child (Proverbs 13:24)



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Jesus and the children
Picture copyright:V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers
Bible Verse:
“He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” (Proverbs 13:24)
Meaning:
This expression means that if you don't discipline children, they will become spoiled.
Origin and Application:
In the past, a rod was used for punishing children who were naughty. But times have changed, and many countries have outlawed physical punishment in schools. Rod has become a metaphor for punishment. This expression means that if you don't discipline children, they will become spoiled.
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