Proverbs 3:11

Hebrew Bible

9 Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled completely, and your vats will overflow with new wine. 11 My child, do not despise discipline from the Lord, and do not loathe his rebuke. 12 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights. 13 Blessed is the one who has found wisdom and the one who obtains understanding.

Job 5:17

Hebrew Bible

15 So he saves from the sword that comes from their mouth, even the poor from the hand of the powerful. 16 Thus the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts its mouth. 17Therefore, blessed is the man whom God corrects, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For he wounds, but he also bandages; he strikes, but his hands also heal. 19 He will deliver you from six calamities; yes, in seven no evil will touch you.

 Notes and References

"... On what basis can one claim that Eliphaz appeals to common tradition about divine discipline? First, the similarities between Job 5:17–18 and Proverbs 3:11–12 ... Second, the affinities between Job 5:18 and Deuteronomy 32:39 ... What can we make of this recurring theme over such a long time? Has a single text influenced the others, or is the theological connection between afflictions and healing a simple fact of experience that would occur to any devout worshipper? It is often claimed that either Deuteronomy 32:39 or Proverbs 3:11–12 is the source of the idea that the deity both afflicts and heals. The accuracy of that claim is not easily proven. Why? First, because the dating of biblical texts is notoriously difficult. Proverbs 3:11–12 belongs to the latest major collection in the book, but chapters 1–9 undoubtedly have much early material that has been subjected to a particular theological understanding of reality. The teaching about divine discipline may fall into this category. In short, we often need to distinguish between the time of composition and the date of specific units within a literary work. Even if Proverbs 1–9 were post-exilic, it could contain some very old proverbial sayings. The same caution pertains to the dating of Deuteronomy 32:39 ..."

Crenshaw, James L. "Divine Discipline in Job 5:17-18, Proverbs 3:11-12, Deuteronomy 32:39, And Beyond" in Dell, Katharine Julia, and Will Kynes (eds.) Reading Job Intertextually (pp. 178-189) Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013

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