Colossians 3:24
New International Version
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

New Living Translation
Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

English Standard Version
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Berean Study Bible
because you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as your reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Berean Literal Bible
knowing that you will receive from the Lord the reward of the inheritance. You serve the Lord Christ!

New American Standard Bible
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

King James Bible
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Christian Standard Bible
knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, the Lord Christ is the one you are really serving, and you know he will reward you.

Good News Translation
Remember that the Lord will give you as a reward what he has kept for his people. For Christ is the real Master you serve.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.

International Standard Version
You know that it is from the Lord that you will receive the inheritance as a reward. It is the Lord Messiah whom you are serving!

NET Bible
because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ.

New Heart English Bible
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And know that you will receive from our Lord a reward in the inheritance, for you serve THE LORD JEHOVAH The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know that your real master will give you an inheritance as your reward. It is Christ, your real master, whom you are serving.

New American Standard 1977
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

Jubilee Bible 2000
knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.

American King James Version
Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.

American Standard Version
knowing that from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance: ye serve the Lord Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
knowing that of [the] Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance; ye serve the Lord Christ.

English Revised Version
knowing that from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance: ye serve the Lord Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
Knowing that from the Lord ye will receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
For you know that it is from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. Christ is the Master whose bondservants you are.

World English Bible
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
having known that from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance -- for the Lord Christ ye serve;
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Christian Households
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. 25Whoever does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.…
Cross References
Acts 20:32
And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.

1 Corinthians 7:22
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman. Conversely, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.

1 Corinthians 11:23
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread,

Ephesians 6:8
because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.

1 Peter 1:4
and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,

Treasury of Scripture

Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.

ye shall.

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and …

Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, …

Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of …

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness …

Matthew 5:12,46 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: …

Matthew 6:1,2,5,16 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

Matthew 10:41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive …

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing …

Luke 14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you …

Romans 2:6,7 Who will render to every man according to his deeds…

Romans 4:4,5 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt…

1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he that plants and he that waters are one: and every man shall …

1 Corinthians 9:17,18 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against …

Ephesians 6:8 Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he …

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that …

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes …

for.

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall …

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and …

1 Corinthians 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's …

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for …

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

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them …







Lexicon
because you know
εἰδότες (eidotes)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

you will receive
ἀπολήμψεσθε (apolēmpsesthe)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 618: From apo and lambano; to receive; also to take aside.

an inheritance
κληρονομίας (klēronomias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2817: From kleronomos; heirship, i.e. a patrimony or a possession.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

[the] Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

[as your]
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

reward.
ἀνταπόδοσιν (antapodosin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 469: A reward, recompense. From antapodidomi; requital.

[It is] the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

you are serving.
δουλεύετε (douleuete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1398: To be a slave, be subject to, obey, be devoted. From doulos; to be a slave to.
Verse 24. - Knowing that from (the) Lord you will receive the just recompense of the inheritance (Ephesians 6:8; Romans 2:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12; Psalm 62:12). "Knowing" (εἰδότες) - that of which one is aware, not merely learning or "getting to know" (γινώσκω): see both words in Ephesians 5:5 and John 14:7, Revised Text; also Romans 6:6 and 9; 1 John 5:20. "The absence of the definite article" before Κυρίου "is the more remarkable, because it is studiously inserted in the context" (Lightfoot). St. Paul virtually says, "There is a Master who will recompense you, if your earthly masters never do" (comp. Colossians 4:1). "Just" renders the ἀντὶ in ἀνταπόδοσιν (a word common in LXX), implying "equivalence" or "correspondence" (comp. ἀνταναπληρῶ in Colossians 1:24; also Romans 11:35; Romans 12:19; 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:6; Luke 6:38; Luke 14:12, 14) - a reward in the case of each individual, and in each particular, answering to the service rendered to "the Lord" (comp. Matthew 25:14-30). The opposite truth is asserted in ver. 25; Ephesians 6:8 combines them both. The recompense of the faithful Christian slave is nothing less than "the inheritance" of God's children (Colossians 1:12; Ephesians 1:5, 11, 14; Ephesians 3:6; Ephesians 5:5; Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; 1 Corinthians 15:50; Titus 3:7; 1 Peter 1:4), which the apostle has so often under other terms assured to his readers (Colossians 1:5, 23, 27; Colossians 2:18; Colossians 3:4, 15). For a slave to be heir was "a paradox" (Lightfoot): see Galatians 4:1, 7; Romans 8:15-17. No form of praise could be more cheering and ennobling to the despised slave than this. "In Christ," Onesimus is "no longer as a slave, but a brother beloved" (Philemon 1:16), and if a brother, then a joint heir with his master Philemon in the heavenly inheritance (Colossians 3:11). Ye serve the Lord Christ (vers. 22, 25; Colossians 2:6; Ephesians 6:6; Romans 14:8, 9; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 7:22, 23; John 13:13); that is, Christ is the Lord whose bondmen ye are. "For" is probably a correct gloss, though a corrupt reading. Its insertion indicates that the sentence was read indicatively (Lightfoot, and R.V.); not imperatively ("serve the Lord Christ"), as Meyer, Alford, Ellicott, with the Vulgate, construe it. The verse amounts to this: "Work as for the Lord: he will repay you; you are his servants." 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.
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