Chastening or Punishment—found 116 times in 102 Old Testament verses and twenty-one times in twenty New Testament verses

Variations: chasten, chastened, chastenest, chasteneth, chastening, chastise, chastised, chastisement, chastiseth, punish, punished, punishment, punishments, unpunished

Last usage in the Old Testament: Zechariah 14:19 (punishment)

First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 25:46 (punishment)

Interesting fact: The book of Jeremiah contains various forms of chasten and punish twenty-six times in twenty-one verses. This frequency is more than any other book of the Bible and more than the entire New Testament combined. This should not be surprising for those familiar with the circumstances and message of Jeremiah’s ministry.

Bible study tip: When studying Old Testament history, especially the times of the kings and prophets, a good Bible student identifies the kings associated with the ministries of various prophets and vice versa. This study provides additional context into the times and circumstances of any given period of time.

Sunday, Day 211—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 212—The Motive of Chastening

Tuesday, Day 213—The Product of Chastening

Wednesday, Day 214—Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 215—The Proper Reaction to Chastening

Friday, Day 216—Proper Discipline in the Home

Saturday, Day 217—Proper Discipline in the Church


Day 211: Church Day

Psalm 38:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.