Parallel Verses

NET 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;

Holman Bible

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

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with respect for authority, and with a sincere heart [seeking to please them], as [service] to Christ—

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:

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;

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 raise them up in the discipline 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 not like those who do their work only when someone is watching -- as people-pleasers -- but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:3

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

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord,

Genesis 16:9

Then the Lord's angel said to her, "Return to your mistress and submit to her authority.

Joshua 24:14

Now obey the Lord and worship him with integrity and loyalty. Put aside the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt and worship the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.

Psalm 86:11

O Lord, teach me how you want me to live! Then I will obey your commands. Make me wholeheartedly committed to you!

Psalm 123:2

Look, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female servant look to the hand of her mistress, so my eyes will look to the Lord, our God, until he shows us favor.

Malachi 1:6

"A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects his master. If I am your father, where is my honor? If I am your master, where is my respect? The Lord who rules over all asks you this, you priests who make light of my name! But you reply, 'How have we made light of your name?'

Matthew 6:22

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

Matthew 6:24

"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Matthew 8:9

For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. 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

Every day they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts,

Acts 10:7-8

When the angel who had spoken to him departed, Cornelius called two of his personal servants and a devout soldier from among those who served him,

1 Corinthians 7:22

For the one who was called in the Lord as a slave is the Lord's freedman. In the same way, the one who was called as a free person is Christ's slave.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our reason for confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with pure motives and sincerity which are from God -- not by human wisdom but by the grace of God -- we conducted ourselves in the world, and all the more toward you.

2 Corinthians 7:15

And his affection for you is much greater when he remembers the obedience of you all, how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

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

Ephesians 1:1-23

From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints [in Ephesus], the faithful in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all of those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

Philippians 2:12

So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,

Colossians 3:17-24

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

1 Timothy 6:1-3

Those who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters as deserving of full respect. This will prevent the name of God and Christian teaching from being discredited.

Titus 2:9-10

Slaves are to be subject to their own masters in everything, to do what is wanted and not talk back,

Titus 2:9

Slaves are to be subject to their own masters in everything, to do what is wanted and not talk back,

1 Peter 2:18-21

Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse.

1 Peter 3:2

when they see your pure and reverent conduct.

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