Colossians 3:25
New International Version
Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

New Living Translation
But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.

English Standard Version
For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.

Berean Literal Bible
For the one doing wrong will be repaid for what he has done wrong; and there is no partiality.

New American Standard Bible
For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

King James Bible
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Christian Standard Bible
For the wrongdoer will be paid back for whatever wrong he has done, and there is no favoritism.

Contemporary English Version
But Christ has no favorites! He will punish evil people, just as they deserve.

Good News Translation
And all wrongdoers will be repaid for the wrong things they do, because God judges everyone by the same standard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the wrongdoer will be paid back for whatever wrong he has done, and there is no favoritism.

International Standard Version
For the person who does what is wrong will be paid back for what he has done without favoritism.

NET Bible
For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there are no exceptions.

New Heart English Bible
But he who does wrong will receive again for the wrong that he has done, and there is no partiality.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he pays the wrongdoer according to what he does wrong, and there is no favoritism.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The person who does wrong will be paid back for the wrong he has done. God does not play favorites.

New American Standard 1977
For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he that does wrong shall receive the wrong which he has done, now that there is no respect of persons.

King James 2000 Bible
But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons.

American King James Version
But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons.

American Standard Version
For he that doeth wrong shall receive again for the wrong that he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he that doth wrong, shall receive for that which he hath done wrongfully: and there is no respect of persons with God.

Darby Bible Translation
For he that does a wrong shall receive the wrong he has done, and there is no respect of persons.

English Revised Version
For he that doeth wrong shall receive again for the wrong that he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he that doeth wrong, will receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Weymouth New Testament
The man who perpetrates a wrong will find the wrong repaid to him; and with God there are no merely earthly distinctions.

World English Bible
But he who does wrong will receive again for the wrong that he has done, and there is no partiality.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who is doing unrighteously shall receive what he did unrighteously, and there is no acceptance of persons.
Study Bible
Christian Households
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
Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and accepting no bribe.

Job 34:19
who is not partial to princes and does not favor rich over poor? For they are all the work of His hands.

Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

Acts 10:34
Then Peter began to speak: "I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism,

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

Ephesians 6:9
And masters, do the same for your slaves. Give up your use of threats, because you know that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.

2 Thessalonians 1:6
After all, it is only right for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,

Treasury of Scripture

But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons.

he that.

1 Corinthians 6:7,8
Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? …

1 Thessalonians 4:6
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Philemon 1:18
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;

receive.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Hebrews 2:2
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

and.

Colossians 4:1
Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

Deuteronomy 1:17
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.







Lexicon
Whoever
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

does wrong
ἀδικῶν (adikōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 91: To act unjustly towards, injure, harm. From adikos; to be unjust, i.e. do wrong.

will be repaid [for]
κομίσεται (komisetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2865: From a primary komeo; properly, to provide for, i.e. to carry off.

his wrong,
ἠδίκησεν (ēdikēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 91: To act unjustly towards, injure, harm. From adikos; to be unjust, i.e. do wrong.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

there is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

favoritism.
προσωπολημψία (prosōpolēmpsia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4382: Partiality, favoritism. From prosopoleptes; partiality, i.e. Favoritism.
(25) He that doeth wrong is clearly here the master (see Ephesians 6:9), though, of course, the phrase cannot be limited to him.

Verse 25. - For he that doeth wrong shall receive again that he did wrong; and there is no respect of persons (Ephesians 6:8, 9; Philippians 1:28; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-7; 1 Peter 1:17; Romans 2:11; Galatians 2:6). "For" is replaced by "but" in the same inferior copies which insert it in the last sentence. Here we have the ether side of the recompense promised in ver. 24 a, to which the explanatory "for" points back. The impartial justice which avenges every wrong guarantees the reward of the faithful servant of Christ. So the Old Testament saints rightly argued (Psalm 37:9-11; Psalm 58:10, 11; Psalm 64:7-10) that the punishment of the evil doer affords hope to the righteous man. This warning is quite general in its terms, and applies alike to the unfaithful servant and to the unjust master (comp. Ephesians 6:8). At the judgment seat of Christ there will be no favouritism: all ranks and orders of men will stand on precisely the same footing (Colossians 3:11). The word ἀδικέω, twice employed here, denotes a legal wrong or injury (1 Corinthians 6:7, 8); e.g. the conduct of Onesimus towards Philemon (ver. 18). The verb "receive" (κομίζομαι, carry off, gain; Ephesians 6:8; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Peter 5:4; Matthew 25:27) looks more to the receiver, whereas ἀπολήμψεσθε ἀπό (ver. 24) points to the giver. Προσωπολημψία (literally, accepting of the face) is a pure Hebraism, found in St. James twice, and four times in St. Paul. The apostle turns from the slave to address his master. Ch. 4:1. - Ye lords, show just dealing and fairness to your servants [bondmen] (Ephesians 6:8, 9; Matthew 18:23-35; Luke 6:31). The verb "show" (παρέχεσθε, afford, render) is middle in voice, and, as in Luke 7:4 and Titus 2:7, implies spontaneity - "show on your part," "of yourselves." Τὸ δίκαιον ("the just"), a concrete expression, denotes the justice of the master's dealing (comp. τὸ χρηστόν in Romans 2:4, "the kind dealing of God"). Τὴν ἰσότητα gives the principle by which he is to be guided, that of equity, fairness (so Alford, Ellicott, Lightfoot). "Equity is the mother of Justice" (Philo, 'On the Creation of Magistrates,' § 14; see other illustrations in Lightfoot). Meyer contends for the stricter sense, "equality" (2 Corinthians 8:13, 14) - i.e. of Church status and brotherhood (Philemon 1:16; Colossians 3:11). But the context suggests no such special reference; it deals with the family and social relationship of master and servant "Equity" is a well-established sense of the Greek word. The law of equity bearing on all human relations Christ has laid down in Luke 6:31. Here is the germinal principle of the abolition of slavery. Moral equity, as realized by the Christian consciousness, was sure in course of time to bring about legal equality. Knowing that ye also have a Lord in heaven (Colossians 2:6; Ephesians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 7:22; Philippians 2:11; Romans 14:9; Revelation 17:14; Revelation 19:16). (On "knowing," see ver. 24 a.) "Ye also," for Christ is "both their Lord and yours" (Ephesians 6:9, Revised Text). The lordship of Christ dominates the whole Epistle (Colossians 1:15, 18; Colossians 2:6, 10, 19, etc.). The assertion that the proud master who deemed his fellow man his chattel is himself a mere slave of Christ, sets Christ's authority in a vivid and striking light. This consideration makes the Christian master apprehensive as to his treatment of his dependents. He is "in heaven" (Colossians 3:1; Ephesians 1:21; Ephesians 6:9; Ephesians 4:10; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Acts 3:21; John 3:13; John 8:23; Hebrews 9:24), the seat of Divine authority and glory, whence he shall soon return to judgment (comp. Psalm 76:8; Romans 1:18).



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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