Instructions for Christian Households

18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
References for Colossians 3:18
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
21 Fathers,a do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
References for Colossians 3:21
    • o 3:21 - Or "Parents"
      22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.
      23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
      24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
      References for Colossians 3:24
      25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.
      References for Colossians 3:25