Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Lords, render ye to servants Justice and equality; knowing that ye also have a Lord 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 you also 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.

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 Lords, render ye to servants Justice and equality; knowing that ye also have a Lord in the heavens. 2 In prayer persevere, watching in it in gratitude


Cross References

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays to come;

Luke 19:15

And it was in his coming back, having received the kingdom, and he spake to have these servants called to him, to whom he gave the silver, that he might know who had attended to any business.

Leviticus 19:13

Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbor, and thou shalt not rob: the wages of the hireling shall not remain with thee till morning.

Leviticus 25:39-43

And when thy brother shall be poor with thee, and he was sold to thee, thou shalt not serve upon him the service of a servant.

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

When thy brother a Hebrew, or Hebrewess, shall be sold to thee, and serving thee six years; in the seventh year thou shalt send him away free from thee.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

Thou shalt not oppress the poor and needy hireling from thy brethren, or from thy stranger which is in thy land in thy gates.

Nehemiah 5:5-13

And now according to the flesh of our brethren, our flesh; as their sons, our sons: and behold, we subdue our sons and our daughters for servants, and there is from our daughters being subdued: and not to the strength of our hand and our fields and our vineyards to others.

Job 24:11-12

Between their walls they will press out oil; they trod their wine-presses, and they will thirst

Job 31:13-15

If I shall despise the judgment of my servant and my maid in their contending with me;

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou shalt see the oppression of the poor one, and the spoiling of judgment and justice in a province, thou shalt not wonder at the inclination: for the high one above the high one is watching, and the high ones over them.

Isaiah 58:5-9

Will this be the fast I shall choose? a day for a man to humble his soul? to bend his head as a bulrush, and he will place sackcloth and ashes? wilt thou call this a fast and a day of acceptance to Jehovah.

Jeremiah 34:9-17

For a man to send away his servant, and a man his maid, the Hebrew or the Hebrewess, free; for a man not to serve with them with a Jew his brother.

Malachi 3:5

And I came near to you for judgment: and I was a swift witness against those practicing magic, and against those committing adultery, and against those swearing to falsehood, and against those oppressing the hire of the hireling, the widow and the orphan, and those turning aside the stranger, and they feared not me, said Jehovah of armies.

Luke 16:1-13

And he said to his disciples, A certain man was rich, who had a steward; and he was slandered to him as dispersing his goods.

Ephesians 6:8-20

Knowing that whatever good each might do, this he shall receive from the Lord, whether a servant or free.

James 2:13

For unpropitiated judgment to him not doing mercy; and mercy boasteth against judgment.

James 5:4

Behold, the hire of laborers having reaped your farms, withheld by you, cries out, and the cries of the reapers have entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

Revelation 17:14

These will wage war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they with him called, and chosen, and faithful.

Revelation 19:16

And he has upon the garment and upon his thigh the name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Isaiah 58:3

For what did we fast, and thou sawest not? we humbled our soul and thou wilt not know? Behold, in the day of your fasting ye will find desire, and ye will exact all your labors.

Matthew 23:8-9

And be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your guide, Christ; and all ye are brethren.

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