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Colossians 3:19

3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.

Colossians 3:21

3:21 Fathers, 1  do not provoke 2  your children, so they will not become disheartened.

1 tn Or perhaps “Parents.” The plural οἱ πατέρες (Joi patere", “fathers”) can be used to refer to both the male and female parent (BDAG 786 s.v. πατήρ 1.a).

2 tn Or “do not cause your children to become resentful” (L&N 88.168). BDAG 391 s.v. ἐρεθίζω states, “to cause someone to react in a way that suggests acceptance of a challenge, arouse, provoke mostly in bad sense irritate, embitter.

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