Colossians 3:19

“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Husbands, loue your wiues, and be not bitter against them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Husbands, have love for your wives, and be not bitter against them.
- Basic English Bible

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
- Darby Bible

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
- Webster's Bible

Married men, be affectionate to your wives, and do not treat them harshly.
- Weymouth Bible

Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them.
- World English Bible

Men, loue ye youre wyues, and nyle ye be bittere to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

the husbands! love your wives, and be not bitter with them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:19


3:19 Be not bitter - (Which may be without any appearance of anger) either in word or spirit.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:19


Col 3:19 Husbands, love [your] wives. See PNT "Eph 5:25".

Discussion for Colossians 3:19

  • Catherine for verse 19
    Verses 18 19 are the best marriage guidance then now without the respect spoken of in 18, the love of 19 , will not flourish vice-versa . Of course this turns Feminism on its head but hey...do you want a successful relationship or not? So ladies...honour your husbands remember that their authority is God- given even those who are not saved

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