Bible Spare the Rod Spoil the Child?

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The phrase, 'Spare the rod, Spoil the child' is not found in the Bible. It is actually a phrase from a poem that was written in the 17th century. It is a bit similar to Proverbs 13:24, which states, 'Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him'.
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The scripture does not appear in that form exactly, but thus: He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (Proverbs 13.24) Additional thought
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Proverbs 13:24 (NIV)-He who spares the rod hates his son,
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The origin of the phrase is actually from a poem. The coiner of the version that we use in everyday speech was Samuel Butler, in Hudibras, published in 1662.
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Many people (ESPECIALLY non-Christians) confuse this verse. Many people think that the verse in Proverbs is stating that you shouldn't punish your child - you should spoil them and
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