Colossians 3:23
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New International Version
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

New Living Translation
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

English Standard Version
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Berean Study Bible
Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men,

Berean Literal Bible
Whatever you might do, work from the soul, as to the Lord and not to men,

New American Standard Bible
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

King James Bible
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,

International Standard Version
Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.

NET Bible
Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people,

New Heart English Bible
And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do all that you do with all your soul, as for Our Lord, and not as for the children of men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly as though you were working for your real master and not merely for humans.

New American Standard 1977
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men,

King James 2000 Bible
And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

American King James Version
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

American Standard Version
whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Darby Bible Translation
Whatsoever ye do, labour at it heartily, as [doing it] to the Lord, and not to men;

English Revised Version
whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;

Webster's Bible Translation
And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

Weymouth New Testament
Whatever you are doing, let your hearts be in your work, as a thing done for the Lord and not for men.

World English Bible
And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,

Young's Literal Translation
and all, whatever ye may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:18-25 The epistles most taken up in displaying the glory of the Divine grace, and magnifying the Lord Jesus, are the most particular in pressing the duties of the Christian life. We must never separate the privileges and duties of the gospel. Submission is the duty of wives. But it is submission, not to a severe lord or stern tyrant, but to her own husband, who is engaged to affectionate duty. And husbands must love their wives with tender and faithful affection. Dutiful children are the most likely to prosper. And parents must be tender, as well as children obedient. Servants are to do their duty, and obey their masters' commands, in all things consistent with duty to God their heavenly Master. They must be both just and diligent; without selfish designs, or hypocrisy and disguise. Those who fear God, will be just and faithful when from under their master's eye, because they know they are under the eye of God. And do all with diligence, not idly and slothfully; cheerfully, not discontented at the providence of God which put them in that relation. And for servants' encouragement, let them know, that in serving their masters according to the command of Christ, they serve Christ, and he will give them a glorious reward at last. But, on the other hand, he who doeth wrong, shall receive for the wrong which he hath done. God will punish the unjust, as well as reward the faithful servant; and the same if masters wrong their servants. For the righteous Judge of the earth will deal justly between master and servant. Both will stand upon a level at his tribunal. How happy would true religion make the world, if it every where prevailed, influenced every state of things, and every relation of life! But the profession of those persons who are regardless of duties, and give just cause for complaint to those they are connected with, deceives themselves, as well as brings reproach on the gospel.
Study Bible
Christian Households
22Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only to please them while they are watching, but with sincerity of heart and fear of the Lord. 23Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men, 24because you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as your reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

Ephesians 6:7
Serve with good will, as to the Lord and not to men,
Treasury of Scripture

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

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2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, …

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Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Psalm 119:10,34,145 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your …

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there …

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

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Zechariah 7:5-7 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, …

Matthew 6:16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: …

Romans 14:6,8 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards …

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Ephesians 6:6,7 Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, …

1 Peter 2:13,15 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: …

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