New International Version
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
King James Bible
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
Darby Bible Translation
Fathers, do not vex your children, to the end that they be not disheartened.
World English Bible
Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged.
Young's Literal Translation
the fathers! vex not your children, lest they be discouraged.
Colossians 3:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fathers, provoke not - See the notes on Ephesians 6:4.
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Baltimore, U.S., 1874. Westminster Abbey. November 8, 1874. Colossians. iii 15. "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." The peace of God. That is what the priest will invoke for you all, when you leave this abbey. Do you know what it is? Whether you do or not, let me tell you in a few words, what I seem to myself to have learned concerning that peace. What it is? how we can obtain it? and why so many do not obtain it, and are, therefore, not at peace? It is worth while to do so. For …
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May 18. "For Ye are Dead" (Col. Iii. 3).
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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.
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