Colossians 3:19

19 1Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.

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Colossians 3:19 Meaning and Commentary

Colossians 5:19

Husbands, love your wives (See Gill on Ephesians 5:25).

and be not bitter against them;
turning love into hatred of their persons; ruling with rigour, and in a tyrannical manner; behaving towards them in a morose, churlish, and ill natured way; giving them either bitter words, or blows, and denying them their affection, care, provision, protection, and assistance, but using them as servants, or worse. All which is barbarous, brutish, and unchristian, and utterly unbecoming the Gospel.

Colossians 3:19 In-Context

17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord .
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
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.

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Cross References 1

  • 1. Ephesians 5:25; 1 Peter 3:7
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