Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

Work at everything you do with all your hearts, as work done not for men only but for the Lord,

New American Standard Bible

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

King James Version

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Holman Bible

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,

International Standard Version

Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.

A Conservative Version

And all things, anything whatever ye may do, work from soul as to the Lord and not to men,

American Standard Version

whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;

Amplified

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,

An Understandable Version

In whatever you do, work wholeheartedly, as though it were for the Lord and not [just] for people,

Anderson New Testament

And whatever you do, do from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to men;

Bible in Basic English

Whatever you do, do it readily, as to the Lord and not to men;

Common New Testament

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Daniel Mace New Testament

and whatever you do, do it heartily, as serving the Lord, and not men:

Darby Translation

Whatsoever ye do, labour at it heartily, as doing it to the Lord, and not to men;

Godbey New Testament

Whatsoever you may do, work from your soul, as for the Lord, and not for men;

John Wesley New Testament

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance;

Julia Smith Translation

And all, whatever ye do, work ye from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to men;

King James 2000

And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whatever you do, accomplish [it] from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to people,

Modern King James verseion

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as though ye did it to the Lord, and not unto men,

Moffatt New Testament

Whatever be your task, work at it heartily, as servants of the Lord and not of men;

Montgomery New Testament

And whatever you do, do it heartily as for the Lord, and not for men.

NET Bible

Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people,

New Heart English Bible

And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,

Noyes New Testament

Whatever ye do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men,

Sawyer New Testament

And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men;

The Emphasized Bible

Whatsoever ye may be doing, from the soul, be working at it, as unto the Lord, and not unto men,-

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And in every thing that ye do, labour from the soul, as for the Lord, and not man;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as if working for the Master and not for men,

Webster

And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

Weymouth New Testament

Whatever you are doing, let your hearts be in your work, as a thing done for the Lord and not for men.

Williams New Testament

Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as work for the Lord and not for men,

World English Bible

And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,

Worrell New Testament

Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

Worsley New Testament

do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

Youngs Literal Translation

and all, whatever ye may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ye do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

do
ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

to the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

and

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

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 3:23

References

Easton

Fausets

Images Colossians 3:23

Context Readings

Mutual Responsibilities In Christian Relationships

22 You who are slaves must always obey your earthly masters, not with mere external service, as though you had only men to please, but with sincerity of heart, because you fear the Lord. 23 Work at everything you do with all your hearts, as work done not for men only but for the Lord, 24 for you know that it is from him that you are to receive that inheritance which is to be your reward. Think of Christ as the master you are working for.


Cross References

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you have to say or do, do it all as followers of the Lord Jesus, and offer your thanksgiving to God the Father through him.

Ephesians 6:6-7

not with mere external service, as though you had only men to please, but like slaves of Christ, carrying out the will of God.

Ephesians 6:6

not with mere external service, as though you had only men to please, but like slaves of Christ, carrying out the will of God.

Romans 14:8

if we live, we are responsible to the Lord, and if we die, we are responsible to him; so whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

1 Peter 2:13

Submit to all human authority, for the Master's sake; to the emperor, as supreme,

1 Peter 2:13

Submit to all human authority, for the Master's sake; to the emperor, as supreme,

1 Peter 1:22

Now that by obeying the truth you have purified your souls for sincere love of the brotherhood, you must love one another intensely and heartily,

1 Peter 2:15

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:15-7

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:15

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:15

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:15

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:15

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:15

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:15-7

For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people.

Matthew 6:16

"When you fast, do not put on a gloomy look, like the hypocrites, for they neglect their personal appearance to let people see that they are fasting. I tell you, that is all the reward they will get.

Romans 14:6

The man who observes the day does it in the Lord's honor. The man who eats does it in the Lord's honor, for he gives God thanks, and the man who abstains does it in the Lord's honor, and gives him thanks.

Ephesians 5:22

You married women must subordinate yourselves to your husbands, as you do to the Lord,

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