11 Do not despise the Lord’s instruction, my son,
and do not loathe his discipline;(A)

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11 My son,(A) do not despise the Lord’s discipline,(B)
    and do not resent his rebuke,

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12 and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
and how my heart despised correction.(A)
13 I didn’t obey my teachers
or listen closely[a] to my instructors.
14 I am on the verge of complete ruin
before the entire community.”

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Footnotes

  1. 5:13 Lit or turn my ear

12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!
    How my heart spurned correction!(A)
13 I would not obey my teachers
    or turn my ear to my instructors.
14 And I was soon in serious trouble(B)
    in the assembly of God’s people.”(C)

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