Colossians 3:18-25 LEB

Mutual Responsibilities in Christian Relationships

18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

References for Colossians 3:18

      19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
      20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord.
      21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, so that they will not become discouraged.
      22 Slaves, obey your {human}a masters in everything, not {while being watched}b, as people pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

      References for Colossians 3:22

        • ƒ 3:22 - Literally "according to the flesh"
        • „ 3:22 - Literally "with eye-service"
          23 Whatever you do, accomplish [it] from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to people,
          24 [because you]c know that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. Served the Lord Christ.

          References for Colossians 3:24

            • … 3:24 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("know") which is understood as causal
            • † 3:24 - Or "You serve"; the same Greek verb form can be understood as either imperative ("serve") or indicative ("you serve"), so that commentators and Bible translations differ
              25 For the one who does wrong will receive back whatever wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.