Colossians 3:19
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English Standard Version
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Be not bitter (μὴ πικραίνεσθε)

Lit., be not embittered. Used only here by Paul. Elsewhere only in Revelation. The compounds παραπικραίνω to exasperate, and παραπικρασμός provocation, occur only in Hebrews 3:16; Hebrews 3:8, Hebrews 3:15. Compare Ephesians 4:31.

Colossians 3:19 Parallel Commentaries

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love.

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

Genesis 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her...

Proverbs 5:18,19 Let your fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of your youth...

Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of the life of your vanity, which he has given you under the sun...

Malachi 2:14-16 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously...

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters...

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

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel...

bitter.

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

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

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

James 3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

Cross References
Ephesians 4:31
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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