Correction is Grievous

Correction is said to be grievous (evil) to those who forsake the way. Could this a reference to the falling of the church in tribulation?


Pr 15:10 Correction <04148> is grievous <07451> unto him that forsaketh <05800> the way <0734>: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil <07451> good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Ps 52:3 Thou lovest evil <07451> more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Ps 54:5 He shall reward evil <07451> unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

Ps 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil <07451> for good, and hatred for my love.

Ps 55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness <07451> is in their dwellings, and among them.

Pr 2:13 Who leave <05800> the paths <0734> of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Pr 10:17 He is in the way <0734> of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth <05800> reproof erreth.

Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

1Jo 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

1Co 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage <1402> in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

Ga 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage <1398> with her children.

Ga 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage <1397>.

Jer 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction <04148>: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.


Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening <04148> of the Almighty:

Pr 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening <04148> of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

Pr 23:13 Withhold not correction <04148> from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

Heb 12:11 Now no chastening <3809> for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised <1128> thereby.

Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised <1128> to discern both good and evil.

Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening <3809>, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement <3809>, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Pr 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod <07626> of correction <04148> shall drive it far from him.

Pr 13:24 He that spareth his rod <07626> hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth <04148> him betimes.

Ps 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod <07626> and thy staff they comfort me.

Pr 29:15 The rod <07626> and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.


The Bible appears to be equating correction, instruction, reproof with the Word of God that is unsealed to bring the Elect out of Babylon or tribulation. However, God’s judgment is also the time of the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. A time when good is looked upon as evil and evil as good. Thus the unsaved in the church hate the correction brought forth from the Bible. To them, that correction is grievous (evil).