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Colossians 3:23

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whatsoeuer yee doe, doe it heartily, as to the Lord, and not vnto men:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whatever you do, do it readily, as to the Lord and not to men;
- Basic English Bible

Whatsoever ye do, labour at it heartily, as [doing it] to the Lord, and not to men;
- Darby Bible

And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;
- Webster's Bible

Whatever you are doing, let your hearts be in your work, as a thing done for the Lord and not for men.
- Weymouth Bible

And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,
- World English Bible

What euer ye doen, worche ye of wille, as to the Lord and not to men;
- Wycliffe Bible

and all, whatever ye may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:23

3:23 Heartily - Cheerfully, diligently. Menpleasers are soon dejected and made angry: the single - hearted are never displeased or disappointed; because they have another aim, which the good or evil treatment of those they serve cannot disappoint.

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:23

Col 3:23 And whatever ye do. See PNT "Eph 6:7".

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Benjamin for verse 2
    it is Beautiful and I have sined and ask the lord to forgive me of my sins
  • MockingBird for verse 16
    I am to eat , sleep , work , play and in the word of God : In other words To have the word of God with me and in me at all times. Life and peace it will add to me . Mercy and Truth it will give me : Instruction , encouragement , reproof , commands , to receive from God : His word to be my very being : Praise God for His infallible word. The Grace of God teaches me to deny ungodliness !!
  • Andre L.Vation for verse 2
    This so true i am so guilty of this,i ask Christ to for give me of this act.
  • Christine for verse 13
    We should pray for them to repent n turn away from there wickedness and then God will pardon them. Pray also for the peace in Jerusalem and for those who are persecuted
  • Christine for verse 12
    As freely we receive as freely we should give. To love one another As Christ as loved us aman
  • Curtis
    Our purpose in life is meaningless without God 's provision of divine understanding and wisdom. What eternally will last in this life is what God does through us. How can God work in our lives unless we look to him first. His provision has an everlasting purpose. What we do in word or deed should reflect from God which eternally is love.