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

  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:24 KNOWING THAT OF THE LORD YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE REWARD OF INHERITANCE FOR YOU SERVE THE LORD JESUS COLOSSIANS1:12GIVING THANKS UNTO THE FATHER WHICH HATH MADE US MEET TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN LIGHT**JOHN 8:12 THEN SPAKE JESUS AGAIN UNTO THEM SAYING I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE
  • Steve morrow

    colossians 3:5 mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth fornication uncleanness inordinate affection evil concupiscence and covetousness which is odolatry
    3:6 for which things sake the wrath of GOD cometh on the children of disobedience
  • Bro.Kenneth
    This sums up our relationship with Christ as it relates to this world,How we relate with our spouses and children and relationships with unbelievers and our character in this world, it is chapter full of insights for us to walk Christ like ans focus on christ for He is our life Amen,until His return. Be blessed beloved
  • A disciple
    "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." The heathen spirit that reigns over the hearts and minds of men, is what's behind all their "philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." If we were of this world then we would love the same things the world loves, and live by its spirits. But we seek another world!
  • CAB
    There is no room for anger in our precious lives and not everyone is the elect of God
  • Tom Jones
    I myself have some trust issues but according to the bible we love one another as Christ loved us.

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