Colossians 3:21
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English Standard Version
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

King James Bible
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

American Standard Version
Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fathers, provoke not your children to indignation, lest they be discouraged.

English Revised Version
Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

Weymouth New Testament
Fathers, do not fret and harass your children, or you may make them sullen and morose.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Provoke to anger (ἐρεθίζετε)

Only here and 2 Corinthians 9:2, where it is used of stirring up to good works. To anger is added by A.V.

Be discouraged (ἀθυμῶσιν)

Only here in the New Testament. Lose heart, or become dispirited.

Colossians 3:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 103:13 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.

Proverbs 3:12 For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 4:1-4 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding...

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Ephesians 6:4 And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

Hebrews 12:5-11 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

Cross References
Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Colossians 3:22
Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

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