Colossians 3:19
Good News Translation
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Contemporary English Version
A husband must love his wife and not abuse her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter towards them.

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Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter towards them.

love.

Genesis 2:23,24 And Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. . . .

Genesis 24:67 Who brought her into the tent of Sara his mother, and took her to wife: and he loved her so much, that it moderated the sorrow which was occasioned by his mother's death.

Proverbs 5:18,19 Let her be thy dearest hind, and most agreeable fawn: let her breasts inebriate thee at all times: be thou delighted continually with her love. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest, all the days of thy unsteady life, which are given to thee under the sun, all the time of thy vanity: for this is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherewith thou labourest under the sun.

Malachi 2:14-16 And you have said: For what cause? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee, and the wife of thy youth, whom thou hast despised: yet she was thy partner, and the wife of thy covenant. . . .

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Ephesians 5:25,28,29,33 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it: . . .

1 Peter 3:7 Ye husbands, likewise dwelling with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the female as to the weaker vessel and as to the co-heirs of the grace of life: that your prayers be not hindered.

bitter.

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to indignation, lest they be discouraged.

Romans 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and anger and indignation and clamour and blasphemy be put away from you, with all malice.

James 3:14 But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth.

Context
Christian Households
18Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it behoveth in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter towards them. 20Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.…
Cross References
Ephesians 4:31
Let all bitterness and anger and indignation and clamour and blasphemy be put away from you, with all malice.

Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it:

1 Peter 3:7
Ye husbands, likewise dwelling with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the female as to the weaker vessel and as to the co-heirs of the grace of life: that your prayers be not hindered.

Additional Translations
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Husbands, love the wives and do not be harsh toward them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them.

the husbands! love your wives, and be not bitter with them;
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