Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 3:21

“Fathers, prouoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”

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Other Translations

Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be discouraged.
- King James Version

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Fathers, do not be hard on your children, so that their spirit may not be broken.
- Basic English Bible

Fathers, do not vex your children, to the end that they be not disheartened.
- Darby Bible

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
- Webster's Bible

Fathers, do not fret and harass your children, or you may make them sullen and morose.
- Weymouth Bible

Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged.
- World English Bible

Fadris, nyle ye terre youre sones to indignacioun, that thei be not maad feble hertid.
- Wycliffe Bible

the fathers! vex not your children, lest they be discouraged.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:21


3:21 Lest they be discouraged - Which may occasion their turning either desperate or stupid.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:21


Col 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children. See PNT "Eph 6:4".

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSINS 3:19 HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES AND BE NOT BITTER AGAINST THEM 1 JOHN 2:5 but whoso keepeth HIS word in him verily is the love of GOD perfected hereby we know that we are in HIM 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS ***JOHN 14:15 --- IF YOU LOVE ME --- KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS***
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:1 if you then be risen with CHRIST seek those things which are above where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD --3:2-- set your affection on things above not on things on the earth --3:3-- for you are dead and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD --3:4 when CHRIST who is our life shall appear then shall you also appear with HIM in glory
  • HL BL
    "...above all these things put on charity,3:14" "Charity...beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth." 1Cor.13:4-8; "3:14 ...the bond of perfectness", capsules the essence of The Godhead and the Word; God is Love. Love sent His Son to Calvary that we may have eternal life, because of this Love came the Comforter--the Spirit of Truth.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:23 and whatsoever you do do it heartily as to THE LORD and not unto men --3:24-- knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of the inheritance for you --- SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --3:25-- BUT HE THAT DOETH WRONG SHALL RECEIVE FOR THE WRONG WHICH HE HATH DONE AND THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:24 knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of inheritance --- FOR YOU SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --- PSALM 119:140 THY WORD IS VERY PURE THEREFORE --- THY SERVANT LOVETH IT--PSALM 119:38 ESTABLISH THY WORD--UNTO THY SERVANT--WHO IS DEVOTED TO THY FEAR [SALM 31:23 O LOVE THE LORD all you HIS saints for THE LORD preserveth the faithful and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer
  • Jesse davis
    God gave me Col. 3 a few years back. While walking and talking to God He brought up Col. 3. I broke down crying because I was very depressed and needed strengeth and encouragement. Because of God's grace, love and mercy I'm still here. I think, meditate and apply Col. 3 nearly every day since that time. All because of the power of the Holy Spirit am I able to live the Christian life. Praise God ..

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