New International Version
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And [ye] fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in [the] discipline and admonition of [the] Lord.
World English Bible
You fathers, don't provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
And the fathers! provoke not your children, but nourish them in the instruction and admonition of the Lord.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath - Avoid all severity; this will hurt your own souls, and do them no good; on the contrary, if punished with severity or cruelty, they will be only hardened and made desperate in their sins. Cruel parents generally have bad children. He who corrects his children according to God and reason will feel every blow on his own heart more sensibly than his child feels it on his body. Parents are called to correct; not to punish, their children. Those who punish them do it from a principle of revenge; those who correct them do it from a principle of affectionate concern.
Bring them up, etc - Εκτρεφετε αυτα εν παιδειᾳ και νουθεσια Κυριου· literally, Nourish them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. The mind is to be nourished with wholesome discipline and instruction, as the body is with proper food. Παιδεια, discipline, may refer to all that knowledge which is proper for children, including elementary principles and rules for behavior, etc. Νουθεσια, instruction, may imply whatever is necessary to form the mind; to touch, regulate, and purify the passions; and necessarily includes the whole of religion. Both these should be administered in the Lord - according to his will and word, and in reference to his eternal glory. All the important lessons and doctrines being derived from his revelation, therefore they are called the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
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For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.
Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
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