New Living Translation
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:4 And, ye fathers - Mothers are included; but fathers are named, as being more apt to be stern and severe. Provoke not your children to wrath - Do not needlessly fret or exasperate them. But bring them up - With all tenderness and mildness. In the instruction and discipline of the Lord - Both in Christian knowledge and practice.
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I have singled him out so that he will direct his sons and their families to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just. Then I will do for Abraham all that I have promised."
"But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.
Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.
My father taught me, "Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live.
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
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