Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

Holman Bible

Masters, supply your slaves with what is right and fair, since you know that you too 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.

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.

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.

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 
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 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
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

a Master
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

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

Images Colossians 4:1

Prayers for Colossians 4:1

Context Readings

Mutual Responsibilities In Christian Relationships

1 Masters, give to bondmen what is just and fair, knowing that ye also have a Master in the heavens. 2 Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving;


Cross References

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that evil bondman should say in his heart, My lord delays to come,

Luke 19:15

And it came to pass on his arrival back again, having received the kingdom, that he desired these bondmen to whom he gave the money to be called to him, in order that he might know what every one had gained by trading.

Leviticus 19:13

Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbour, neither rob him. The wages of the hired servant shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

Leviticus 25:39-43

And if thy brother grow poor beside thee, and be sold unto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

If thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, have been sold unto thee, he shall serve thee six years, and in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy of thy brethren, or of thy sojourners who are in thy land within thy gates:

Nehemiah 5:5-13

yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children; and behold, we must bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought into bondage already; neither is it in the power of our hand to redeem them, for other men have our fields and our vineyards.

Job 24:11-12

They press out oil within their walls, they tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

Job 31:13-15

If I have despised the cause of my bondman or of my bondmaid, when they contended with me,

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter; for a higher than the high is watching, and there are higher than they.

Isaiah 58:5-9

Is such the fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul, that he should bow down his head as a bulrush, and spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to Jehovah?

Jeremiah 34:9-17

that every man should let his bondman, and every man his bondmaid, the Hebrew and the Hebrewess, go free, that none should exact service of them, that is, of a Jew his brother.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Luke 16:1-13

And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and he was accused to him as wasting his goods.

Ephesians 6:8-20

knowing that whatever good each shall do, this he shall receive of the Lord, whether bond or free.

James 2:13

for judgment will be without mercy to him that has shewn no mercy. Mercy glories over judgment.

James 5:4

Behold, the wages of your labourers, who have harvested your fields, wrongfully kept back by you, cry, and the cries of those that have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

Revelation 17:14

These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him called, and chosen, and faithful.

Revelation 19:16

And he has upon his garment, and upon his thigh, a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Isaiah 58:3

Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not; have afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find what pleaseth you, and exact all your labours.

Matthew 23:8-9

But ye, be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your instructor, and all ye are brethren.

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