Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.
Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way; He who hates reproof will die.
Whoever abandons the right path will be severely punished; whoever hates correction will die.
It's a school of hard knocks for those who leave God's path, a dead-end street for those who hate God's rules.
There is bitter punishment for him who is turned from the way; and death will be the fate of the hater of teaching.
There is severe discipline for one who forsakes the way, but one who hates a rebuke will die.
Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die.
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1 tn The two lines are parallel synonymously, so the “severe discipline” of the first colon is parallel to “will die” of the second. The expression מוּסָר רָע (musar ra’, “severe discipline”) indicates a discipline that is catastrophic or harmful to life.
2 sn If this line and the previous line are synonymous, then the one who abandons the way also refuses any correction, and so there is severe punishment. To abandon the way means to leave the life of righteousness which is the repeated subject of the book of Proverbs.