Quest. Is it a thing lawfull and iustifiable in children to be prouoked to wrath by their parents?
Answ.* No. This prohibition intendeth no such thing: the Apostle hath here to doe with parents: and instructeth them how to preuent such mischiefes as their children through their weaknesse may fall into. So as here only he sheweth what is vnlawfull for parents, not what is lawfull for children. Hence then by the way I obserue that
Parents must be so watchfull ouer their cariage, as thereby they*make not their children to sinne.
If they doe, they make their owne sinne the more hainous, and also they pull downe vpon their owne pates a farre more heauie vengeance, euen the vengeance of their owne sinne, and the vengeance of their childes sinne. For euery parent is made a watchman ouer his childe. If a watchman doe not * what he can to hinder the sinne of such as are vnder his charge, he pulls their bloud on his owne necke. What doe they then that being watchmen, minister occasion of sinne to them that are vnder their charge?