New International Version
I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands.
New Revised Standard Version
I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. When he commits iniquity, I will punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings.
King James Version
I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
Oneness with the Father and Son
Much ahead of the time of Jesus, in David’s time, God promised the arrival of Jesus. God promises many blessings to the family and generations of David. But they mainly relate to Jesus Christ – who was born in David’s lineage. The Lord God gave all the power there is on heaven on earth to this promised Son. Despite David’s plans to exalt God in his own ways, God suggested a more grander plan for him – to make grand the House of David – not promising an everlasting throne, but rather promising the birth of His Son through his blood-line.
Man proposes and God disposes – because God always has a much better plan for us. If we pray to the Lord for a normal happy life, He blesses us with an extraordinarily joyous life. He always gives more.
Wherein it is mentioned that the Lord won’t spare the rod on His Son for His wrongs, He doesn’t mean that Christ would do wrong – He means that for all the mistakes which His children on earth have committed, His Son would bear the punishment.
The Father loves His Son – He loves His children (us) even more. That’s why He turns His wrath on Jesus than us, to punish us for our sins. Whomsoever acknowledges the Cross and repents, shall become One with the Father and the Son. Just as our parents punish us every time we make a mistake so that we may not do it again – for our own good, the Lord gently chides us through His son for all our faults – no matter how big our small. He wants just one thing from us – to be His child through Jesus.