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

  • Eliud
    col. 3:23 encourages especially when serving and nobody feels/recorgnises
  • Lilian
    God loves a humble servants that who bowed down before him. Thank you Jesus for your blood and help me to be born again in spirit and not in the flesh. As whatsoever ye do it heartily and to the Lord and not to the man amen. I will praise you and worship you alone Jesus for you alone are worthy.Teach me Lord on how to wait. I know that you are faithful to your words i will trust you and love u AMN
  • Phinehas korir
    Comment*for every work you do God knows that it has a purpose
    I love this chapter, i just love the fact that it made me to be a hard-worker because it says whatever i do i must do it as for the Lord and it continue to say there is no reward on earth but my reward comes from above. Ho blessing is it to be rewarded by the Almighty God. Amen
  • Albert polk
    nothing is more important than those things above Christ is above all
  • Ihioma dapper
    colossians 3:1 means that the moment you have repented.strife to those things that please God according to his word.