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

King James Bible
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

American Standard Version
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
And you, fathers, do not irritate your children, but bring them up tenderly with true Christian training and advice.

Ephesians 6:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Nurture and admonition (παιδείᾳ καὶ νουθεσίᾳ)

Πας δείᾳ from παίς a child. In classical usage, that which is applied to train and educate a Child. So Plato: "Education (παιδεία) is the constraining and directing of youth toward that right reason which the law affirms, and which the experience of the best of our elders has agreed to be truly right" ("Laws," 659). In scriptural usage another meaning has come into it and its kindred verb παιδεύειν, which recognizes the necessity of correction or chastisement to thorough discipline. So Leviticus 26:18; Psalm 6:1; Isaiah 53:5; Hebrews 12:5-8. In Acts 7:22 παιδεύω occurs in the original classical sense: "Moses was instructed (ἐπαιδεύθη) in all the wisdom," etc. The term here covers all the agencies which contribute to moral and spiritual training. Discipline is better than Rev., chastening. Νουθεσία admonition occurs only here, 1 Corinthians 10:11, and Titus 3:10. The kindred verb νουθετέω to warn or admonish, is found only in Paul's letters, with the single exception of Acts 20:31 (see note). Its distinctive feature is training by word of mouth, as is shown by its classical usage in connection with words meaning to exhort or teach. Xenophon uses the phrase νουθετικοὶ λόγοι admonitory words. Yet it may include monition by deed. Thus Plato, speaking of public instruction in music, says that the spectators were kept quiet by the admonition of the wand (ῥάβδου νουθέτησις, "Laws," 700). He also uses the phrase πληγαῖς νουθετεῖν to admonish with blows. It includes rebuke, but not necessarily. Trench happily illustrates the etymological sense (νοῦς the mind, τίθημι to put): "Whatever is needed to cause the monition to be laid to heart." Admonition is a mode of discipline, so that the two words nurture and admonition stand related as general and special.

Of the Lord

Such discipline as is prescribed by the Lord and is administered in His name.

Ephesians 6:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye.

Genesis 31:14,15 And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house...

1 Samuel 20:30-34 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman...

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

but.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Exodus 12:26,27 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean you by this service...

Exodus 13:14,15 And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shall say to him...

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen...

Deuteronomy 6:7,20-24 And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way...

Deuteronomy 11:19-21 And you shall teach them your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, when you lie down...

Joshua 4:6,7 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean you by these stones...

Joshua 4:21-24 And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying...

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

1 Chronicles 22:10-13 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father...

1 Chronicles 28:9,10,20 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

1 Chronicles 29:19 And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things...

Psalm 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works.

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed your strength to this generation...

Psalm 78:4-7 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength...

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

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare for his crying.

Proverbs 22:6,15 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it...

Proverbs 23:13,14 Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beat him with the rod, he shall not die...

Proverbs 29:15,17 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame...

Isaiah 38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known your truth.

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelled first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice...

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

Hebrews 12:7-10 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not...

Cross References
Genesis 18:19
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him."

Deuteronomy 4:9
"Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children--

Deuteronomy 6:7
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 11:19
You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.

Proverbs 4:4
he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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