Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Masters, treat your slaves with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven.

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.

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.

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, treat your slaves with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven. 2 Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.


Cross References

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that evil slave should say to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,'

Luke 19:15

When he returned after receiving the kingdom, he summoned these slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted to know how much they had earned by trading.

Leviticus 19:13

You must not oppress your neighbor or commit robbery against him. You must not withhold the wages of the hired laborer overnight until morning.

Leviticus 25:39-43

"'If your brother becomes impoverished with regard to you so that he sells himself to you, you must not subject him to slave service.

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

If your fellow Hebrew -- whether male or female -- is sold to you and serves you for six years, then in the seventh year you must let that servant go free.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

You must not oppress a lowly and poor servant, whether one from among your fellow Israelites or from the resident foreigners who are living in your land and villages.

Nehemiah 5:5-13

And now, though we share the same flesh and blood as our fellow countrymen, and our children are just like their children, still we have found it necessary to subject our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters have been subjected to slavery, while we are powerless to help, since our fields and vineyards now belong to other people."

Job 24:11-12

They press out the olive oil between the rows of olive trees; they tread the winepresses while they are thirsty.

Job 31:13-15

"If I have disregarded the right of my male servants or my female servants when they disputed with me,

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!

Isaiah 58:5-9

Is this really the kind of fasting I want? Do I want a day when people merely humble themselves, bowing their heads like a reed and stretching out on sackcloth and ashes? Is this really what you call a fast, a day that is pleasing to the Lord?

Jeremiah 34:9-17

Everyone was supposed to free their male and female Hebrew slaves. No one was supposed to keep a fellow Judean enslaved.

Malachi 3:5

"I will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, who refuse to help the immigrant and in this way show they do not fear me," says the Lord who rules over all.

Luke 16:1-13

Jesus also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who was informed of accusations that his manager was wasting his assets.

Ephesians 6:8-20

because you know that each person, whether slave or free, if he does something good, this will be rewarded by the Lord.

James 2:13

For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 5:4

Look, the pay you have held back from the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

Revelation 17:14

They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those accompanying the Lamb are the called, chosen, and faithful."

Revelation 19:16

He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: "King of kings and Lord of lords."

Isaiah 58:3

They lament, 'Why don't you notice when we fast? Why don't you pay attention when we humble ourselves?' Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, you oppress your workers.

Matthew 23:8-9

But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have one Teacher and you are all brothers.

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