Colossians 3:18
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English Standard Version
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

King James Bible
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

American Standard Version
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it behoveth in the Lord.

English Revised Version
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Married women, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Colossians 3:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Wives, etc.

Compare the parallel passages, Ephesians 5:22-6:9. See also 1 Peter 2:18-3:7; Titus 2:1-5.

Is fit (ἀνῆκεν)

See on Plm 1:8. The imperfect tense, was fitting, or became fitting, points to the time of their entrance upon the christian life. Not necessarily presupposing that the duty remained unperformed. Lightfoot illustrates by ought, the past tense of owed, and says, "the past tense perhaps implies an essential a priori obligation."

In the Lord

Connect with is fitting, and compare well-pleasing in the Lord, Colossians 3:20.

Colossians 3:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

submit.

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children...

Esther 1:20 And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire...

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted to them to speak...

Ephesians 5:22-24,33 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord...

1 Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Titus 2:4,5 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children...

1 Peter 3:1-6 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

as.

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Cross References
Esther 1:20
So when the decree made by the king is proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, for it is vast, all women will give honor to their husbands, high and low alike."

Ephesians 5:9
(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),

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

1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,

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