Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Anderson New Testament

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

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 Have respect for all, loving the brothers, fearing God, honouring the king. 18 Servants, take orders from your masters with all respect; not only if they are good and gentle, but even if they are bad-humoured. 19 For it is a sign of grace if a man, desiring to do right in the eyes of God, undergoes pain as punishment for something which he has not done.



Cross References

James 3:17

But the wisdom which is from heaven is first holy, then gentle, readily giving way in argument, full of peace and mercy and good works, not doubting, not seeming other than it is.

James 3:17

But the wisdom which is from heaven is first holy, then gentle, readily giving way in argument, full of peace and mercy and good works, not doubting, not seeming other than it is.

Proverbs 3:32

For the wrong-hearted man is hated by the Lord, but he is a friend to the upright.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is seen in hating evil: pride, a high opinion of oneself, the evil way, and the false tongue, are unpleasing to me.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the upright man have knowledge of what is pleasing, but twisted are the mouths of evil-doers.

Proverbs 11:20

The uncontrolled are hated by the Lord, but those whose ways are without error are his delight

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself make request to you by the quiet and gentle behaviour of Christ, I who am poor in spirit when with you, but who say what is in my mind to you without fear when I am away from you:

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,

Ephesians 6:5-7

Servants, do what is ordered by those who are your natural masters, having respect and fear for them, with all your heart, as to Christ;

Colossians 3:22-25

Servants, in all things do the orders of your natural masters; not only when their eyes are on you, as pleasers of men, but with all your heart, fearing the Lord:

1 Timothy 6:1-3

Let all who are servants under the yoke give all honour to their masters, so that no evil may be said against the name of God and his teaching.

Titus 2:9-10

Servants are to be under the authority of their masters, pleasing them in all things, without argument;

Titus 3:2

To say no evil of any man, not to be fighters, to give way to others, to be gentle in behaviour to all men.

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