Colossians 4:1



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

King James Version

Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

International Standard Version

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

A Conservative Version

Masters, present to the bondmen what is right and equitable, knowing that ye also have a Master in heavens.

American Standard Version

Masters, render unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Amplified

Masters, [on your part] deal with your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that also you have a Master in heaven.

An Understandable Version

You masters should treat your slaves in a just and fair way, knowing that you also have a Master [who] is in heaven.

Anderson New Testament

Masters, give to your servants what is just and equal, for you know that you have a Master in heaven.

Bible in Basic English

Masters, give your servants what is right and equal, conscious that you have a Master in heaven.

Common New Testament

Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

as for you, masters, give to your servants what is just and suitable: considering that you also have a master in heaven.

Darby Translation

Masters, give to bondmen what is just and fair, knowing that ye also have a Master in the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

Masters, award unto the servants that which is right and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Goodspeed New Testament

You who are masters must treat your slaves justly and fairly, and remember that you have a Master too, in heaven.

Holman Bible

Masters, supply your slaves with what is right and fair, since you know that you too have a Master in heaven.

John Wesley New Testament

Masters, give your servants that which is just and equitable, knowing that ye also have a master in heaven.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Masters, do that which is just and right with your slaves, knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

Lords, render ye to servants Justice and equality; knowing that ye also have a Lord in the heavens.

King James 2000

Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Masters, grant your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you also have a master in heaven.

Modern King James verseion

Masters, give to your slaves what is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye masters do unto your servants that which is just and equal, seeing ye know that ye have also a master in heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

Masters, treat your servants justly and fairly; remember you have a Master of your own in heaven.

Montgomery New Testament

Masters, deal justly and fairly with your slaves, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

NET Bible

Masters, treat your slaves with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven.

New Heart English Bible

Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

New simplified Bible

Masters, give your servants that which is just and equal. You know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Noyes New Testament

Masters, deal out to your bondservants justice and equity, knowing that ye also have a master in heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

Masters, render to your servants what is just and equal, knowing also that you have a master in heaven.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye masters! that which is just and equitable, unto your servants, be rendering, knowing that, ye also, have a Master in heaven.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

MASTERS, afford to your servants that which is just, and an equivalent, knowing that ye also have a Master in the heavens.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Masters, do what is right and fair by your slaves, for you know that you also have a Master--in Heaven.

Webster

Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

Masters, deal justly and equitably with your slaves, knowing that you too have a Master in Heaven.

Williams New Testament

Masters, you must practice doing the right and square things by your slaves, for you know that you have a Master in heaven.

World English Bible

Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Worrell New Testament

Masters, render justice and equity to your servants, knowing that ye also have a Master in Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

and ye masters, render to your servants justice and equity, knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Youngs Literal Translation

The masters! that which is righteous and equal to the servants give ye, having known that ye also have a Master in the heavens.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
κύριος 
Kurios 
Lord , lord , master , sir , Sir ,
Usage: 643

παρέχω 
Parecho 
Usage: 11

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἰσότης 
Isotes 
Usage: 3

εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye , ye yourselves , you , not tr
Usage: 120


and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

κύριος 
Kurios 
Lord , lord , master , sir , Sir ,
Usage: 643

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

Images Colossians 4:1

Context Readings

Mutual Responsibilities In Christian Relationships

1 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;


Cross References

Matthew 24:48-51

"But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,'

Luke 19:15

"When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.

Leviticus 19:13

'You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.

Leviticus 25:39-43

'If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave's service.

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

"If your kinsman, a Hebrew man or woman, is sold to you, then he shall serve you six years, but in the seventh year you shall set him free.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

"You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.

Nehemiah 5:5-13

"Now our flesh is like the flesh of our brothers, our children like their children Yet behold, we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters are forced into bondage already, and we are helpless because our fields and vineyards belong to others."

Job 24:11-12

"Within the walls they produce oil; They tread wine presses but thirst.

Job 31:13-15

"If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves When they filed a complaint against me,

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

Isaiah 58:5-9

"Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one's head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD?

Jeremiah 34:9-17

that each man should set free his male servant and each man his female servant, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman; so that no one should keep them, a Jew his brother, in bondage.

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

Luke 16:1-13

Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions.

Ephesians 6:8-20

knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.

James 2:13

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 5:4

Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

Revelation 17:14

"These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful."

Revelation 19:16

And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

Isaiah 58:3

'Why have we fasted and You do not see? Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?' Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire, And drive hard all your workers.

Matthew 23:8-9

"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.



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