Rules for Christian Households

18 1Wives, submit to your husbands, as 2is fitting in the Lord.

References for Colossians 3:18

      19 Husbands, love your wives, and 3do not be harsh with them.

      References for Colossians 3:19

      20 Children, obey your parents 4in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

      References for Colossians 3:20

      21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
      22 Slaves,a obey 5in everything those who are your earthly masters,b not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

      References for Colossians 3:22

        • 190 3:22 - [See ver. 20 above]
        • q 3:22 - Or Servants; Greek Bondservants
        • r 3:22 - Or your masters according to the flesh
          23 6Whatever you do, work heartily, 7as for the Lord and not for men,

          References for Colossians 3:23

              24 knowing that from the Lord 8you will receive the inheritance as your reward. 9You are serving the Lord Christ.

              References for Colossians 3:24

              25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.