Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters and show them respect, not just the ones who are good [to you] and treat you well, but also to those who are harsh toward you.

New American Standard Bible

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.

King James Version

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Holman Bible

Household slaves, submit with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.

International Standard Version

You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust.

A Conservative Version

Household servants, submitting to the masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wayward.

American Standard Version

Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Amplified

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are good and kind, but also to those who are unreasonable.

Anderson New Testament

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the perverse.

Bible in Basic English

Servants, take orders from your masters with all respect; not only if they are good and gentle, but even if they are bad-humoured.

Common New Testament

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are overbearing.

Daniel Mace New Testament

You that are servants, be subject to your masters with all reverence: not only to such as are kind and gentle,

Darby Translation

Servants, be subject with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the ill-tempered.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Let household servants be subject to their masters, with all reverence; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Godbey New Testament

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all reverence; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.

Goodspeed New Testament

You servants must be submissive to your masters and perfectly respectful to them; not only to those who are kind and considerate, but also to those who are unreasonable.

John Wesley New Testament

Honour the king, Servants be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Julia Smith Translation

Servants being subjected to masters in all fear; not only to the good and equitable, but also to the crooked.

King James 2000

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Domestic slaves, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to those [who are] good and gentle, but also to those [who are] unjust.

Modern King James verseion

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to those good and forbearing, but also to the perverse ones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Servants obey your masters with all fear, not only if they be good and courteous: but also though they be froward.

Moffatt New Testament

Servants, be submissive to your masters with perfect respect, not simply to those who are kind and reasonable but to the surly as well ??19 for it is a merit when from a sense of God one bears the pain of unjust suffering.

Montgomery New Testament

Household slaves, submit yourselves to your masters in all reverence; not only to the kind and gentle, but also to the unreasonable.

NET Bible

Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse.

New Heart English Bible

Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.

Noyes New Testament

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and considerate, but also to the perverse.

Sawyer New Testament

Let servants be subject with all fear to masters, not only to the good and gentle but also to the perverse.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye domestics, submitting yourselves, in all reverence, unto your masters, - not only unto the good and considerate, but also unto the perverse;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but even to the froward.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Those of you who are domestic servants should always be submissive and respectful to their masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are arbitrary.

Webster

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

Weymouth New Testament

Household servants, be submissive to your masters, and show them the utmost respect--not only if they are kind and thoughtful, but also if they are unreasonable.

Williams New Testament

You house-servants must be submissive to your masters and show them perfect respect, not only to those who are kind and fair but also to those who are cruel.

World English Bible

Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.

Worrell New Testament

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the perverse.

Worsley New Testament

Ye who are servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and mild, but also to the morose:

Youngs Literal Translation

The domestics! be subjecting yourselves in all fear to the masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the cross;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οἰκέτης 
Oiketes 
Usage: 3

be subject
ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

to
δεσπότης 
Despotes 
Usage: 10

δεσπότης 
Despotes 
Usage: 10

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

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

φόβος 
Phobos 
Usage: 46

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

to the good
G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

and

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

ἐπιεικής 
Epieikes 
Usage: 5

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461


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

Context Readings

Submission Of Slaves To Masters

17 Show [proper] respect for everyone. Love your [Christian] brothers [and sisters]. Have an awe-inspiring respect for God. Show honor to the king. 18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters and show them respect, not just the ones who are good [to you] and treat you well, but also to those who are harsh toward you. 19 For those of you who put up with such suffering unjustly, because of your close relationship to God, are to be commended.



Cross References

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

James 3:17

But the [true] wisdom, which is from [God] above, is first of all pure, then peace-loving, patient and easily persuaded. [It is] full of mercy and produces a crop of good deeds; [it is] impartial [or, unwavering] and sincere.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul, who am humble [when speaking] face to face with you, but bold when I am away from you, urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ [Note: This means either Paul was imitating Christ's behavior or that the Corinthians were to do so]:

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,

Ephesians 6:5-7

Slaves, you should obey those who are your earthly masters, out of reverence and eagerness to please them, with a sincere heart, as you would [obey] Christ.

Colossians 3:22-25

You slaves should obey your earthly masters in everything, [and] do not do it just when they are looking [at you], or to gain their favor, but do it with a sincere heart, out of reverence for the Lord.

1 Timothy 6:1-3

All those people who are under the reins of slavery [i.e., in subjection to someone] should consider their own masters as deserving of full respect, so that God's name and [His] teaching will not be spoken against [i.e., by unbelievers].

Titus 2:9-10

Slaves should be in subjection to their own masters in everything. They should try hard to please them, without talking back

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to be peaceful, to be considerate [or, "gentle"] and to show every courtesy to all people.

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