EPHESIANS 6:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

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Ephesians 6:4 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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And, Καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
ye πατέρες A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) ye
fathers, πατέρες A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) fathers
provoke to wrath: παροργίζετε To anger alongside, i.e., enrage provoke wrath
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
children τέκνα A child (as produced) children
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
bring up ἐκτρέφετε To rear up to maturity, i.e., (genitive case) to cherish or train bring up
them αὐτὰ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the nurture παιδείᾳ Tutorage, i.e., education or training; by implication, disciplinary correction nurture
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
admonition νουθεσίᾳ Calling attention to, i.e., (by implication) mild rebuke or warning admonition
of the Lord. κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord

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  • 2  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

  • 3  That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

  • 4  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

  • 5  Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

  • 6  Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;




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