|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Training for obedience, whether physical, mental, or moral.
2. (n.) Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.
3. (n.) Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.
4. (n.) Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc.
5. (n.) Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
6. (n.) The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge.
7. (n.) The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member.
8. (n.) Self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge.
9. (n.) A system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline.
10. (v. t.) To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.
11. (v. t.) To accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring under control so as to act systematically; to train to act together under orders; to teach subordination to; to form a habit of obedience in; to drill.
12. (v. t.) To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct.
13. (v. t.) To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dis'-i-plin (mucar): In the King James Version only in Job 36:10, where it refers to moral discipline, the strenuous cultivation of the righteous life; the Revised Version (British and American) "instruction." the Revised Version (British and American) in 2 Timothy 1:7 has "discipline" for a Greek word (sophronismos) meaning "sobering"; in 2 Timothy 3:16 margin, for Greek paideia, "instruction." In classic Greek paideia means "education," mental culture. Through the influence of the Septuagint, which translates the Hebrew mucar by paideia, the meaning of "chastisement" accompanies paideia in the New Testament. Compare Hebrews 12:5, 7, 8, 11.
See CHASTISEMENT; and for ecclesiastical discipline see CHURCH.
Discipline (63 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 9:27 but I chastise my body, and bring 'it' into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved. (See NAS)
2 Corinthians 6:9 as obscure persons, and yet are well known; as on the point of death, and yet, strange to tell, we live; as under God's discipline, and yet we are not deprived of life; (WEY DBY)
Ephesians 6:4 You fathers, don't provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (WEB DBY NAS RSV)
Colossians 2:5 For although, as you say, I am absent from you in body, yet in spirit I am present with you and am delighted to witness your good discipline and the solid front presented by your faith in Christ. (WEY NAS)
1 Timothy 1:20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme. (DBY)
1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables. Exercise yourself toward godliness. (See NAS)
1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come. (See NAS)
2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline. (ASV NAS NIV)
Hebrews 12:5 and you have quite forgotten the encouraging words which are addressed to you as sons, and which say, "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline, and do not faint when He corrects you; (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:7 It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with children, for what son is there whom his father doesn't discipline? (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not children. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:9 Besides this, our earthly fathers used to discipline us and we treated them with respect, and shall we not be still more submissive to the Father of our spirits, and live? (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 3:19 I rebuke and discipline as many as I love; be zealous therefore and repent. (DBY NAS NIV)
Leviticus 26:23 And if ye will not be disciplined by me through these, but walk contrary unto me, (Root in DBY RSV)
Deuteronomy 4:36 Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and on earth he made you to see his great fire; and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 11:2 Know this day: for I don't speak with your children who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of Yahweh your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm, (See NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and, though they chasten him, will not listen to them; (See NIV)
1 Kings 12:11 Now whereas my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.'" (See NAS)
1 Kings 12:14 and spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke. My father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions." (See NAS)
2 Chronicles 10:11 Now whereas my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. (See NAS)
2 Chronicles 10:14 and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. (See NAS)
Job 5:17 "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. (See NAS NIV)
Job 36:10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. (KJV JPS DBY WBS)
Psalms 6:1 For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David. Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your anger, neither discipline me in your wrath. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 38:1 A Psalm by David, for a memorial. Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your wrath, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. (See NIV)
Psalms 39:11 When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah. (See NIV)
Psalms 50:17 seeing you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you? (See NAS RSV)
Psalms 94:12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, Yah, and teach out of your law; (WEB NIV)
Psalms 105:22 to discipline his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom. (WEB)
Proverbs 1:2 To have knowledge of wise teaching; to be clear about the words of reason: (See NIV)
Proverbs 1:3 To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity; (See JPS NIV)
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction. (See JPS NIV)
Proverbs 3:11 My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, neither be weary of his reproof: (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 5:12 And you will say, How was teaching hated by me, and my heart put no value on training; (See RSV NIV)
Proverbs 5:23 He shall die for want of discipline; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. (DBY RSV NIV)
Proverbs 6:23 For the rule is a light, and the teaching a shining light; and the guiding words of training are the way of life. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 7:22 The simple man goes after her, like an ox going to its death, like a roe pulled by a cord; (See NAS)
Proverbs 10:17 He who takes note of teaching is a way of life, but he who gives up training is a cause of error. (See NIV)
Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 13:1 A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words. (See NAS)
Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored. (WEB NAS NIV)
Proverbs 13:24 One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 15:5 A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense. (See NAS NIV)
Proverbs 15:10 There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: whoever hates reproof shall die. (WEB RSV NIV)
Proverbs 15:32 He who will not be controlled by training has no respect for his soul, but he who gives ear to teaching will get wisdom. (See NAS NIV)
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of Jehovah is the discipline of wisdom, and before honour goeth humility. (DBY)
Proverbs 16:22 Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour. (See NAS)
Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son, for there is hope; don't be a willing party to his death. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 19:20 Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise. (See NAS)
Proverbs 19:27 A son who no longer gives attention to teaching is turned away from the words of knowledge. (See NAS)
Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 23:12 Give your heart to teaching, and your ears to the words of knowledge. (See NAS)
Proverbs 23:13 Do not keep back training from the child: for even if you give him blows with the rod, it will not be death to him. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding. (WEB NIV)
Proverbs 29:17 Give your son training, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your soul. (See RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 7:28 And you are to say to them, This is the nation which has not given ear to the voice of their God, or taken his teaching to heart: good faith is dead and is cut off from their mouths. (See RSV)
Jeremiah 10:8 But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock. (See NAS)
Jeremiah 17:23 But they didn't listen, neither turn their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 30:11 For I am with you, says Yahweh, to save you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 32:33 They have turned to me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 46:28 Don't you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says Yahweh; for I am with you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you; but I will not make a full end of you, but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished. (See NIV)
Hosea 5:2 The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I discipline all of them. (WEB NIV)
Habakkuk 3:9 Thy bow was made naked, The rods of discipline sworn according to thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. (DBY)