Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 The masters! that which is righteous and equal to the servants give ye, having known that ye also have a Master in the heavens. 2 In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in thanksgiving;


Cross References

Matthew 24:48-51

'And, if that evil servant may say in his heart, My Lord doth delay to come,

Luke 19:15

'And it came to pass, on his coming back, having taken the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he gave the money, that he might know what any one had done in business.

Leviticus 19:13

'Thou dost not oppress thy neighbour, nor take plunder; the wages of the hireling doth not remain with thee till morning.

Leviticus 25:39-43

'And when thy brother becometh poor with thee, and he hath been sold to thee, thou dost not lay on him servile service;

Deuteronomy 15:12-15

When thy brother is sold to thee, a Hebrew or a Hebrewess, and he hath served thee six years -- then in the seventh year thou dost send him away free from thee.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

'Thou dost not oppress a hireling, poor and needy, of thy brethren or of thy sojourner who is in thy land within thy gates;

Nehemiah 5:5-13

and now, as the flesh of our brethren is our flesh, as their sons are our sons, and lo, we are subduing our sons and our daughters for servants, and there are of our daughters subdued, and our hand hath no might, and our fields and our vineyards are to others.'

Job 24:11-12

Between their walls they make oil, Wine-presses they have trodden, and thirst.

Job 31:13-15

If I despise the cause of my man-servant, And of my handmaid, In their contending with me,

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If oppression of the poor, and violent taking away of judgment and righteousness thou seest in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for a higher than the high is observing, and high ones are over them.

Isaiah 58:5-9

Like this is the fast that I choose? The day of a man's afflicting his soul? To bow as a reed his head, And sackcloth and ashes spread out? This dost thou call a fast, And a desirable day -- to Jehovah?

Jeremiah 34:9-17

to send out each his man-servant, and each his maid-servant -- the Hebrew and the Hebrewess -- free, so as not to lay service on them, any on a Jew his brother;

Malachi 3:5

And I have drawn near to you for judgment, And I have been a witness, Making haste against sorcerers, And against adulterers, And against swearers to a falsehood, And against oppressors of the hire of an hireling, Of a widow, and of a fatherless one, And those turning aside a sojourner, And who fear Me not, said Jehovah of Hosts.

Luke 16:1-13

And he said also unto his disciples, 'A certain man was rich, who had a steward, and he was accused to him as scattering his goods;

Ephesians 6:8-20

having known that whatever good thing each one may do, this he shall receive from the Lord, whether servant or freeman.

James 2:13

for the judgment without kindness is to him not having done kindness, and exult doth kindness over judgment.

James 5:4

lo, the reward of the workmen, of those who in-gathered your fields, which hath been fraudulently kept back by you -- doth cry out, and the exclamations of those who did reap into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth have entered;

Revelation 17:14

these with the Lamb shall make war, and the Lamb shall overcome them, because Lord of lords he is, and King of kings, and those with him are called, and choice, and stedfast.'

Revelation 19:16

and he hath upon the garment and upon his thigh the name written, 'King of kings, and Lord of lords.'

Isaiah 58:3

'Why have we fasted, and Thou hast not seen? We have afflicted our soul, and Thou knowest not.' Lo, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, And all your labours ye exact.

Matthew 23:8-9

And ye -- ye may not be called Rabbi, for one is your director -- the Christ, and all ye are brethren;

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