I have a question on spanking. What is everyones take on these verses in Proverbs 13:24,23:13-14? Alot of people have taken the rod a different way and I was just wondering what the correct meaning of these verses are and is spanking bibical and if it is then how is it to be done? People(mainly non-christians) take spanking to be beating your child black and blue and I KNOW that is not right because I think that would be considered abuse. I would be thankful for any insight you have on this topic.Thanks!