Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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;

Holman Bible

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

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 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up by training and instructing them about the Lord. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear, trembling, and sincerity, as when you obey the Messiah. 6 Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:3

It was in weakness, fear, and great trembling that I came to you.

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord.

Genesis 16:9

The angel of the LORD told her, "You must go back to your mistress and submit to her authority."

Joshua 24:14

"Now you must fear the LORD and serve him in faithfulness and truth. Throw away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Instead, serve the LORD.

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I know, God, that it is you who searches the heart and you who finds pleasure in righteousness. With a righteous heart I have freely given all these things, and now I have seen all of these people of yours giving freely and joyfully to you!

Psalm 86:11

Teach me your ways, LORD, that I may walk in your truth; let me wholeheartedly revere your name.

Psalm 123:2

Consider this: as the eyes of a servant focus on what his master provides, and as the eyes of a female servant focus on what her mistress provides, so our eyes focus on the LORD our God, until he has mercy on us.

Malachi 1:6

"A son honors his father and a servant his master. So if I'm a father, where is my honor? And if I'm a master, where is my respect?" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies to you priests who are despising my name. "But you ask, "How have we despised your name?'

Matthew 6:22

"The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

Matthew 6:24

"No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!"

Matthew 8:9

because I, too, am a man under authority and I have soldiers under me. I say to one of them "Go' and he goes, to another "Come' and he comes, and to my servant "Do this' and he does it."

Acts 2:46

United in purpose, they went to the Temple every day, ate at each other's homes, and shared their food with glad and humble hearts.

Acts 10:7-8

When the angel who had spoken to him had gone, Cornelius summoned two of his household servants and a devout soldier, one of those who served him regularly.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For the slave who has been called to belong to the Lord is the Lord's free person. In the same way, the free person who has been called is the Messiah's slave.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For this is what we boast about: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world with pure motives and godly sincerity, without earthly wisdom but with God's grace especially toward you.

2 Corinthians 7:15

His affection for you is even greater as he remembers how obedient all of you were and how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

I am jealous of you with God's own jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to the Messiah.

Ephesians 1:1-23

From: Paul, an apostle of the Messiah Jesus by God's will. To: His holy and faithful people in Ephesus who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.

Ephesians 6:24

May grace be with all who sincerely love the Lord Jesus, the Messiah!

Philippians 2:12

And so, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I am absent, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

Colossians 3:17-24

And whatever you do, whether by speech or action, 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 of slavery should regard their own masters as deserving of the highest respect, so that the name of God and our teaching may not be discredited.

Titus 2:9-10

Slaves are to submit to their masters in everything, aiming to please them and not argue with them

Titus 2:9

Slaves are to submit to their masters in everything, aiming to please them and not argue with them

1 Peter 2:18-21

You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust.

1 Peter 3:2

when they see your pure and reverent lives.

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