Colossians 4:1
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

King James Bible
Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

American Standard Version
Masters, render unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Masters, do to your servants that which is just and equal: knowing that you also have a master in heaven.

English Revised Version
Masters, render unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
Masters, deal justly and equitably with your slaves, knowing that you too have a Master in Heaven.

Colossians 4:1 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Masters, etc.

The best texts attach this verse to the preceding chapter.

Render (παρέχεσθε)

The Greek implies on your part.

Equal (τὴν ἰσότητα)

Lit., the equality. Not equality of condition, but the brotherly equality growing out of the Christian relation in which there is neither bond nor free. See on Plm 1:16.

Colossians 4:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

give.

Leviticus 19:13 You shall not defraud your neighbor, neither rob him...

Leviticus 25:39-43 And if your brother that dwells by you be waxen poor, and be sold to you; you shall not compel him to serve as a bondservant...

Deuteronomy 15:12-15 And if your brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold to you, and serve you six years...

Deuteronomy 24:14,15 You shall not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers...

Nehemiah 5:5-13 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children: and, see...

Job 24:11,12 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst...

Job 31:13-15 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...

Isaiah 58:3,5-9 Why have we fasted, say they, and you see not? why have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold...

Jeremiah 34:9-17 That every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

ye.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Matthew 23:8,9 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brothers...

Matthew 24:48-51 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming...

Luke 16:1-13 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward...

Luke 19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called to him...

Ephesians 6:8,9 Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free...

*etc:

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings...

Revelation 19:16 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Cross References
Leviticus 25:43
You shall not rule over him ruthlessly but shall fear your God.

Ephesians 6:9
Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Jump to Previous
Bondmen Conscious Deal Equal Fair Fairly Fairness Grant Heaven Heavens Justice Justly Master Masters Provide Render Right Righteous Servants Slaves Treat
Jump to Next
Bondmen Conscious Deal Equal Fair Fairly Fairness Grant Heaven Heavens Justice Justly Master Masters Provide Render Right Righteous Servants Slaves Treat
Links
Colossians 4:1 NIV
Colossians 4:1 NLT
Colossians 4:1 ESV
Colossians 4:1 NASB
Colossians 4:1 KJV

Colossians 4:1 Bible Apps
Colossians 4:1 Biblia Paralela
Colossians 4:1 Chinese Bible
Colossians 4:1 French Bible
Colossians 4:1 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Colossians 3:25
Top of Page
Top of Page