CHASTEN, verb transitive
1. To correct by punishment; to punish; to inflict pain for the purpose of reclaiming an offender; as, to chasten a son with a rod.
I will chasten him with the rod of men. 2 Samuel 7:14.
2. To afflict by other means.
As many as I love I rebuke and chasten Revelation 3:19.
3. To purify from errors or faults.