Colossians 3:23
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English Standard Version
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

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

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye do - do it (ποιῆτε - ἐργάζεσθε)

Rev., correctly, ye do - work; the latter being the stronger term as opposed to idleness. See on James 2:9. An idle man may do. Compare ἐργασία diligence, Luke 12:58.

Heartily (ἐκ ψυχῆς)

Lit., from the soul. With a personal interest. Note that the apostle uses both heart (καρδίας, Colossians 3:22) and soul (ψυχῆς); and in Ephesians 6:7, adds μετ' εὐνοίας with good disposition (A.V., good will). See on Romans 11:3; see on Romans 7:23; see on Romans 1:21. Compare σύμψυχοι of one accord, Philippians 2:2; ἰσόψυχον like-minded, Philippians 2:20; μιᾷ ψυχῇ with one mind, Philippians 1:27.

Colossians 3:23 Parallel Commentaries

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whatsoever. See on ver.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God...

Psalm 47:6,7 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises...

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 commandments...

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to me with her whole heart, but feignedly, said the LORD.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

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Zechariah 7:5-7 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month...

Matthew 6:16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces...

Romans 14:6,8 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats...

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, doing the will of God from the heart...

1 Peter 2:13,15 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme...

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Ephesians 6:7
rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

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