25 Bible Verses About Discipline (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Discipline (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Discipline

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Hebrews 12:11

11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

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Proverbs 12:1

12:1   Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
    but he who hates reproof is stupid.

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Proverbs 13:24

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

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205

1 Corinthians 9:27

27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

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152

Revelation 3:19

19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

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142

Proverbs 3:11-12

11   My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline
    or be weary of his reproof,
12   for the LORD reproves him whom he loves,
    as a father the son in whom he delights.

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Proverbs 23:13

13   Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

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124

Proverbs 29:15

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

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119

Proverbs 29:17

17   Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
    he will give delight to your heart.

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115

Hebrews 12:5-6

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

  “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
    nor be weary when reproved by him.
  For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”

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113

Titus 1:8

but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.

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107

Proverbs 25:28

28   A man without self-control
    is like a city broken into and left without walls.

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105

Proverbs 22:15

15   Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

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98

Ephesians 6:4

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

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Proverbs 6:23

23   For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
    and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

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Hebrews 12:5-11

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

  “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
    nor be weary when reproved by him.
  For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

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87

2 Timothy 1:7

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

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87

Proverbs 20:13

13   Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty;
    open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

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70

Proverbs 13:1

13:1   A wise son hears his father’s instruction,
    but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

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69

Hebrews 13:17

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

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68

Proverbs 19:18

18   Discipline your son, for there is hope;
    do not set your heart on putting him to death.

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64

1 Timothy 4:7

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;

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58

Proverbs 10:17

17   Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
    but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.

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56

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

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56

Job 5:17

17   “Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves;
    therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.

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