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

  • Rae
    He is the WAY, the LIGHT, the TRUTH. FOLLOW HIM AND WE ALL SHALL FIND LOVE, PEACE ETERNAL CERTAINTY. I woke up dreaming about this verse. Searched it online and it led me here. This thread couldnt have been any more perfect to stumble upon. Keep your humilty. Keep your joy. It is true, we will experience long suffering in this cruel, cruel world as a child of God... however, with His grace, we shall always be healed. Love you all. Rae
  • Drew
    We are loved by the Holy God who died for us. It is commanded of us to love our God with all our heart soul and mind and also to love all others with this love. We are to walk in the fruits of the spirit not in the flesh this is key to love.
  • Latrina Long
    Glory to Our Father who is worthy to Be Praise
  • BSP
    Verse 13 points out that we must keep forgiving one another and putting up with one another the way God continues to forgive and put up with our imperfections.
  • Stephanie september
    I just love that verse, it tells us how we are expected to live our lives and respect each other as husband and wives and that God should've a part of our daily lives and that we cannot prosper without him, that should we sin in anyway we will not prosper in life. We need to look to God in all we do and not be caught up in worldly things but those things of our Father. We must encourage each other
  • Brenton hannah
    I love the bible