Colossians 3:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Fathers, prouoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Little children, sons of GOD: You dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not: they have ears to hear, and hear not: The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: And now also, the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool: for he is holy.
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:3 now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you 15:4 abide in ME and I in you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine no more can you except you abide in ME PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS PHIL 3:14 I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS---ephesians 5:24 therefore as the church is subject unto CHRIST so let the wives be subject unto their own husbands in everything 5:25 husbands love your wives even as CHRIST also loved the church and gave himself for it 5:26 that HE might sanctify ---- and cleanse it ---- with the washing of water by the word mark 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the gospels the same shall save it
  • BSP
    The inspired psalms were still being used by Christians to praise God. We too should sing praises to Jehovah God.
  • Lilian
    God reminded us to be faithful to Jesus and love one another as God loves us. Thank you Lord Jesus for being faithful to your words help me Jesus to understand your words help me Lord to be born again in spirit all the days of my life cleanse me by your blood and renew my soul my mind and let your spirit be unto me i will praise you Jesus and worship you alone thank you for your blood amen
  • Riane
    this passage is amazing
  • Phinehas korir
    Comment*for every work you do God knows that it has a purpose

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