Blows that wound cleanse away evil,
and beatings cleanse the innermost parts of the body. Bible other translations

“Blows that wound cleanse away evil.” This verse is about corporal punishment. Wicked people were beaten as punishment, and that was often enough to reform them (cp. Deut. 25:2-3). Children were also strictly disciplined in the biblical culture, and one reason for that was that life was so dangerous (Prov. 13:24).

Commentary for: Proverbs 20:30