KJV Dictionary Definition: chasten
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 Sam. 7.
2. To afflict by other means.
As many as I love I rebuke and chasten. Rev. 3.
3. To purify from errors or faults.
CHASTENED, pp. Corrected; punished; afflicted for correction.
CHASTENER, n. One who punishes, for the purpose of correction.
CHASTENING, ppr. Correcting; afflicting for correction.
CHASTENING, n. Correction; punishment for the purpose of reclaiming.
No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous but grievous. Heb. 12.