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Proverbs 19:18 | While There is Hope

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Week 27: Proverbs 19:18

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

Scripture Memory

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:18

Chasten thy son while there ihope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:18

C______ t__ s__ w____ t____ i_ h___, a__ l__ n__ t__ s___ s____ f__ h__ c_____. Proverbs 19:18

Bible Context


King Solomon


Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.


To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:18

Chasten | יָסַר


Pronunciation: yaw-sar'


  • chasten, discipline, admonish
  • instruct
  • to teach


  • chastise 21x
  • instruct 8x
  • correct 7x
  • taught 2x

Hope | תִּקְוָה


Pronunciation: tik-vaw'


  • hope, expectation
  • things hoped for, outcome


  • hope 23x
  • expectation 7x
  • the thing that I long for 1x

Soul | נֶפֶשׁ


Pronunciation: neh'-fesh


  • soul, self, life, person
  • mind, desire, emotion, passion
  • that which breathes, the breathing substance or being
  • soul, the inner being of man


  • soul 475x
  • life 117x
  • person 29x
  • mind 15x

Spare | נָשָׂא


Pronunciation: naw-saw'


  • to lift, bear up, carry, take
  • to bear, support, sustain
  • to be taken away, be carried off, be swept away


  • (bare, lift, etc…) up 219x
  • bear 115x
  • carry 30x
  • regard 5x

Crying | מוּת


Pronunciation: mooth


  • to die (literally or figuratively)
  • to die prematurely (by neglect of wise moral conduct)
  • to be killed, be put to death


  • die 424x
  • dead 130x
  • slay 100x

Additional Note:

The Strong’s Definitions Legend, as read on, indicates that the translation of this word as “crying” here “denotes a rendering that results from an idiom peculiar to the Greek or Hebrew.”


[Discipline] thy son while there is [expectation, things hoped for], and let not thy [soul, emotion, passion] [be swept away, carried off] for his [death (figuratively, by neglect of wise moral conduct)]. Proverbs 19:18

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 13:24

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Hebrews 12:7-10

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Proverbs 29:17

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.


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