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30 The blueness of a wound cleansed away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

Prov 20:30 (KJV) In order to understand this verse you need to read the beginning of the chapter. Looking at comparisons made in the proverbs. Many of the things that the prophets said in the spirit of God. They said but did not fully understand as well.

Surely he hath borne our grief’s, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)

The passion of Christ was to go to the cross and bare the punishment alone. To remove all sins from the world for all who believe in Jesus.

4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: 6 For whom the Lord loved he chastened, and scourged every son whom he received. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealt with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastened not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partaker’s, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Heb 12:4-8 (KJV)

Each man saved or not is chastised by the sins he carries in his life. Sin hinders a mans life as well as temptation from Satan. Thanks be to God for the sins that are removed so we may operate properly in the spirit of God and teach others. No man is perfect saved or not. The only dividing line is the tender Belief and Faith in Jesus. To completely render His sacrifice as a true remedy for our sins.