Parallel Verses

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;

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;

NET Bible

Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity 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, do not provoke your children to anger, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 5 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; 6 not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:3

When I was with you, I was weak and afraid and I shook.

Ephesians 5:22

Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Genesis 16:9

The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

Joshua 24:14

Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth. Put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, in Egypt; and serve the LORD.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. Now have I seen with joy your people, that are present here, offer willingly to you.

Psalm 86:11

Teach me your way, LORD. I will walk in your truth. Make my heart undivided to fear your name.

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes look to the LORD, our God, until he has mercy on us.

Malachi 1:6

"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says the LORD of hosts to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, 'How have we despised your name?'

Matthew 6:22

"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is sound, 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 else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Mammon.

Matthew 8:9

For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and tell another, 'Come,' and he comes; and tell my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."

Acts 2:46

Day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,

Acts 10:7-8

When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him continually.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who was called in the Lord being a bondservant is the Lord's free man. Likewise he who was called being free is Christ's bondservant.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with pure motives and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God we conducted ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.

2 Corinthians 7:15

His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him.

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy. For I married you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 1:1-23

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints (in Ephesus) who are faithful in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.

Philippians 2:12

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

Colossians 3:17-24

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

1 Timothy 6:1-3

Let as many as are bondservants under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and the doctrine not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:9-10

Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;

Titus 2:9

Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting;

1 Peter 2:18-21

Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.

1 Peter 3:2

seeing your pure behavior in fear.

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