Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), 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;

Goodspeed New Testament

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

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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And all, whatever ye do, work ye from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to 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 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.


Cross References

Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.

Ephesians 6:6-7

Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

Romans 14:8

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

1 Peter 2:13

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

2 Chronicles 31:21

And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.

1 Peter 1:22

Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto sincere love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1 Peter 2:15

For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

Psalm 47:6-7

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

Psalm 103:1

[A Psalm of David.] Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Psalm 119:10

With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments.

Psalm 119:34

Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Psalm 119:145

I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep your statutes.

Jeremiah 3:10

And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned unto me with her whole heart, but in pretense, says the LORD.

Zechariah 7:5-7

Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did you at all fast unto me, even to me?

Matthew 6:16

Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Romans 14:6

He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

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