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

  • Lilian
    it's very important for the children to obey their parents as this is pleasing unto the Lord. This is very strong commandments to honour thy Father and thy mother
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 29:29 the secret things belong unto THE LORD our GOD but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever that we may do all the words of this law PROVERBS 23:13 withhold not correction from the child for if thou beatest him with the rod he shall not die --23:14-- thou shall beat him with the rod --- AND SHALT DELIVER HIS SOUL FROM HELL --- EPHESIANS 4:14 that we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the slight of men and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive PROVERBS 29:15 the rod and reproof --- give wisdom --- but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame PROVERBS 10:13 in the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding
  • BSP
    Verse 16: one way that we can encourage others is by singing spiritually upbuilding songs.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: We should put off the old personality just as we would take off a dirty and foul smelling garment. We must work hard to put on the new personality that is approved by God.
  • LB
    Colossians 3:23 tells us plainly who we are to please. It does not matter whether or not our job is considered to be important or not. If we do the job for God and not for any worldly praise, then that is all that matters.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:5 MORTIFY THEREFORE YOUR MEMBERS WHICH ARE UPON THE EARTH FORNICATION UNCLEANNESS INORDINATE AFFECTION EVIL CONCUPISCENCE AND COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY --3:6-- FOR WHICH THINGS SAKE THE WRATH OF GOD COMETH ON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE

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