Is it wisdom to caress the wild boars of the wood? So spare the rod, and then flatter yourself to drive away the entrenched foolishness in a child’s heart; my dear, the thing is impossible!
As eggs rocking in a basket, so are the prospects of the children of youth: they are precarious and full of tension
Blessed is the nation whose youth are tame and Godly children; for she shall smile in the days of tomorrow.
Can anyone defy the wind, as to assuage her fury in the hour of her strength? So flatter yourself to tame the children of youth without GOD’s help: my dear, the thing is impossible! Yes, without prayer and a lofty law of discipline, it is impossible to produce a sensible crop of promising youth.
Where the rod prevails, there the youth behave; but spare the rod, and you have cursed your own young.
As vigorous young trees give vitality to an entrenched rainforest, so well-bred youth strengthen a nation’s pride.
Woe is the nation whose youth are unruly and atheistic wretches; for she shall lament the days of her existence.
“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him” (Proverbs 22:15).
“He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes” (Proverbs 13:24).
Like headstrong bulls too stubborn to heed warning, so are the children of youth; flattered by their beauty and mocked by their strength, these impetuous rascals are ready to defy all counsel and correction. Yes, like stupid butterflies unware that spider’s webs trap careless loiterers, so these young fools risk many snares and dare many mischiefs.
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