A Disciple’s Word of the Week – “Shevet”


“shevet” – “shebet,” “shay’-bet” (Hebrew – Old Testament)


“Rod, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.). Also used to denote a sceptre or staff.


  1. Occurs 83 times in the Old Testament (English translations).
  2. Proverbs 13:24; 22:15; 23:13-14; 26:3; 29:15


Modern child rearing techniques have all but abandoned the inclusion of corporal punishment. The “rod” is a stark reminder that children must be disciplined – in some cases with physical means – in order to shape and mold them properly.

David Decker

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