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Colossians 3:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ye husbands! be loving your wives, and be not embittered against them;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— the husbands! love your wives, and be not bitter with them;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter towards them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Husbands, loue your wiues, and be not bitter against them.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Men, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Husbands, love ye your wives, and be not bitter towards them.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Husbands, 435
{0435} Prime
ἀνήρ
aner
{an'-ayr}
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
love 25
{0025} Prime
ἀγαπάω
agapao
{ag-ap-ah'-o}
Perhaps from ἄγαν [[agan]] (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
[your] wives, 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
be y4087
[4087] Standard
πικραίνω
pikraino
{pik-rah'-ee-no}
From G4089; to embitter (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not y3361
[3361] Standard
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
bitter 4087
{4087} Prime
πικραίνω
pikraino
{pik-rah'-ee-no}
From G4089; to embitter (literally or figuratively).
z5744
<5744> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 48
x3361
(3361) Complement
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
against 4314
{4314} Prime
πρός
pros
{pros}
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
them. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 3:19

_ _ (Ephesians 5:22-33.)

_ _ be not bitter — ill-tempered and provoking. Many who are polite abroad, are rude and bitter at home because they are not afraid to be so there.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 3:18-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Colossians 3:19

Be not bitter — (Which may be without any appearance of anger) either in word or spirit.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Colossians 3:19

(11) Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them.

(11) He requires of husbands that they love their wives, and treat them gently.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
love:

Genesis 2:23-24 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. ... Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Genesis 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's [death].
Proverbs 5:18-19 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. ... [Let her be as] the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that [is] thy portion in [this] life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
Malachi 2:14-16 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet [is] she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. ... For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for [one] covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Luke 14:26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Ephesians 5:28-29 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. ... For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

bitter:

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be discouraged.
Romans 3:14 Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness:
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
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