Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Corrective by means of punishment or discipline.
- v. present participle of chasten.
- n. a rebuke for making a mistake
“The real object of the fathers in chastening is not that they find pleasure in the children's pain.”
“Their rule of chastening is what may seem fit to their own often erring judgment, temper, or caprice.”
“The objection that chastening is grievous is here anticipated and answered.”
“Loving the wife as Christ loves the church will be inclusive of 'chastening' - Domestic Discipline when necessary.”
“Like Heaven's Gate, Where the Wild Things Are was a movie whose budget was totally out of whack with the financial realities of what was on-screen, and it has been widely described as a chastening flop.”
“Now divine chastening is a sign of divine love: Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth (Heb. xii.”
“The word used for discipline in the Bible refers to the chastening, training, or instructing of our children.”
“If -- The oldest manuscripts read, "With a view to chastening (that is, since God's chastisement is with a view to your chastening, that is, disciplinary amelioration) endure patiently"; so Vulgate.”
“So often do we see Gods faithful children deprived of almost every joy and comfort, and if we did not believe the chastening was a token of love -- what a dark world this would be!”
“The middle strophe and antistrophe describe the richness of this prize; the opening strophe makes 'chastening' the cost at which it is obtained by the individual from the Lord; and the corresponding antistrophe (at the end) explains the reason for this costliness -- wisdom was the instrument by which the whole universe was created.”
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