Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ.

New American Standard Bible

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;

King James Version

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

International Standard Version

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear, trembling, and sincerity, as when you obey the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

Bondmen, be obedient to the masters according to flesh, with fear and trembling, in simplicity of your heart as to the Christ.

American Standard Version

Servants, be obedient unto them that according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

Amplified

Servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as [service] to Christ [Himself] -- "

An Understandable Version

Slaves, you should obey those who are your earthly masters, out of reverence and eagerness to please them, with a sincere heart, as you would [obey] Christ.

Anderson New Testament

Servants, be subject to your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as to the Christ;

Bible in Basic English

Servants, do what is ordered by those who are your natural masters, having respect and fear for them, with all your heart, as to Christ;

Common New Testament

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;

Daniel Mace New Testament

Servants, be obedient to your legal masters, with awful reverence and sincerity of heart, as unto Christ:

Darby Translation

Bondmen, obey masters according to flesh, with fear and trembling, in simplicity of your heart as to the Christ;

Godbey New Testament

Ye servants, obey those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in purity of your heart, as unto Christ;

Goodspeed New Testament

You who are slaves, obey your earthly masters, in reverence and awe, with sincerity of heart, as you would the Christ,

John Wesley New Testament

Servants, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as unto the Lord:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Slaves, be obedient to those that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in simplicity of your heart as unto the Christ,

Julia Smith Translation

Servants, listen to lords according to the flesh, with fear and tremor, in simplicity of your heart, as to Christ;

King James 2000

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ,

Modern King James verseion

Slaves, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Servants, be obedient unto your carnal masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your hearts, as unto Christ:

Moffatt New Testament

Servants, be obedient to those who are your masters here below with reverence and trembling, with singleness of heart as to Christ himself;

Montgomery New Testament

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with reverence and humility, in singleness of heart as if to Christ himself;

NET Bible

Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ,

New Heart English Bible

Servants, be obedient to those who according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;

Noyes New Testament

Bondservants, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as serving Christ;

Sawyer New Testament

Servants, be subject to masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your hearts as to Christ,

The Emphasized Bible

Ye servants, be obedient unto them who, after the flesh, are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto the Christ;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Servants, be obedient to your masters after the flesh, with fear and trembling, in simplicity of your heart as unto Christ;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Slaves, obey your earthly masters, with anxious care, giving them ungrudging service, as if obeying the Christ;

Webster

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;

Weymouth New Testament

Slaves, be obedient to your earthly masters, with respect and eager anxiety to please and with simplicity of motive as if you were obeying Christ.

Williams New Testament

You slaves must practice obedience to your earthly masters, with reverence and awe, with sincerity of heart, as you would obey Christ,

World English Bible

Servants, be obedient to those who according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;

Worrell New Testament

Servants, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;

Worsley New Testament

Servants, obey them that are your masters according to the flesh, with reverential fear, in the simplicity of your heart, as unto Christ:

Youngs Literal Translation

The servants! obey the masters according to the flesh with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as to the Christ;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

be obedient to
ὑπακούω 
Hupakouo 
Usage: 20


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

φόβος 
Phobos 
Usage: 46

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

τρόμος 
Tromos 
Usage: 5

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

ἁπλότης 
Haplotes 
Usage: 8

of your
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

Context Readings

Slaves And Masters

4 And fathers, don't stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 5 Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ. 6 Don't [work only] while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God's will from your heart.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:3

And I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord,

Genesis 16:9

Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, "You must go back to your mistress and submit to her mistreatment."

Joshua 24:14

"Therefore, fear the Lord and worship Him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with uprightness. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

Psalm 86:11

Teach me Your way, Lord, and I will live by Your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name.

Psalm 123:2

Like a servant's eyes on His master's hand, like a servant girl's eyes on her mistress's hand, so our eyes are on the Lord our God until He shows us favor.

Malachi 1:6

"A son honors [his] father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is [your] fear of Me? says the Lord of Hosts to you priests, who despise My name." Yet you ask: "How have we despised Your name?"

Matthew 6:22

"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.

Matthew 6:24

"No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.

Matthew 8:9

For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command. I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes; and to another, 'Come!' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it."

Acts 2:46

And every day they devoted themselves [to meeting] together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

Acts 10:7-8

When the angel who spoke to him had gone, he called two of his household slaves and a devout soldier, who was one of those who attended him.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who is called by the Lord as a slave is the Lord's freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Christ's slave.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our boast is this: the testimony of our conscience that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with God-given sincerity and purity, not by fleshly wisdom but by God's grace.

2 Corinthians 7:15

And his affection toward you is even greater as he remembers the obedience of all of you, and how you received him with fear and trembling.

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband-to present a pure virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 1:1-23

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will: To the saints and believers in Christ Jesus at Ephesus.

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:12

So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Colossians 3:17-24

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

1 Timothy 6:1-3

All who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters to be worthy of all respect, so that God's name and His teaching will not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:9-10

Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back

Titus 2:9

Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back

1 Peter 2:18-21

Household slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.

1 Peter 3:2

when they observe your pure, reverent lives.

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