Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.…
cando?" Sometimes "don't" seems a mere mechanical utterance, unheeded by the child, and unenforced by the parent. "Don't do that, my dear"; and the little girl, tossing over the fine engravings on a friend's table, pauses an instant. The mother goes on talking with her friend, the child resumes her occupation, and no notice is taken of it, except, after awhile, the prohibition is carelessly repeated, only to be ignored. A forgetful mother makes a forgetful child. Authority is weakened by reiterated commands.
Parallel VersesKJV: Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.