Colossians 3:21



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

Fathers, do not make your children resentful. Otherwise, they'll become discouraged.

A Conservative Version

Fathers, do not provoke your children, so that they may not be discouraged.

American Standard Version

Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged.

Amplified

Fathers, do not provoke or irritate or fret your children [do not be hard on them or harass them], lest they become discouraged and sullen and morose and feel inferior and frustrated. [Do not break their spirit.]

An Understandable Version

You fathers [Note: By implication, this would include both parents] should not stir up your children [i.e., irritate or exasperate them], so that they do not become discouraged.

Anderson New Testament

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be disheartened.

Bible in Basic English

Fathers, do not be hard on your children, so that their spirit may not be broken.

Common New Testament

Fathers, do not provoke your children, or they will become discouraged.

Daniel Mace New Testament

fathers, don't treat your children with severity, lest they be discourag'd.

Darby Translation

Fathers, do not vex your children, to the end that they be not disheartened.

Godbey New Testament

Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, in order that they may not be discouraged.

Goodspeed New Testament

Fathers, do not irritate your children, or they may lose heart.

Holman Bible

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so they won't become discouraged.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Fathers, provoke not your children lest they become disheartened.

Julia Smith Translation

Fathers, irritate not your children, lest they be discouraged.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Fathers, do not provoke your children, so that they will not become discouraged.

Modern King James verseion

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they be discouraged.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Fathers, provoke not your children, lest they be of a desperate mind.

Moffatt New Testament

Fathers, avoid irritating your children, in case they get dispirited.

Montgomery New Testament

Fathers, do not harass your children, lest you make them spiritless.

NET Bible

Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened.

New Heart English Bible

Fathers, do not provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged.

New simplified Bible

Fathers, do not provoke your children, that they not be discouraged.

Noyes New Testament

Fathers, provoke not your children, lest they be discouraged.

Sawyer New Testament

Fathers, be not fault-finding with your children, that they be not discouraged.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye fathers! be not irritating your children, lest they be disheartened;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Parents, irritate not your children, lest their spirit be broken.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Fathers, never irritate your children, lest they should become disheartened.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Fathers, stop exasperating your children, so as to keep them from losing heart.

World English Bible

Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged.

Worrell New Testament

Fathers, provoke not your children, lest they be disheartened.

Worsley New Testament

and ye fathers, do not irritate your children, least they be discouraged.

Youngs Literal Translation

the fathers! vex not your children, lest they be discouraged.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

ἐρεθίζω 
Erethizo 
Usage: 2

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

to anger, lest
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

References

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Context Readings

Mutual Responsibilities In Christian Relationships

20 Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart. 22 Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing 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.

Psalm 103:13

Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

Proverbs 3:12

For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 4:1-4

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

1 Thessalonians 2:11

just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

Hebrews 12:5-11

and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;



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