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

  • Wayne
    Read vv. 23-25. When you serve the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • BSP
    This verse is encouraging children to obey their parents. God has placed parents with a certain amount of authority and he expects children to obey those rule as long as they do not conflict with God's rules.
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
  • Wendy Huguley
    Your parents are in charge until you are grown. Once you're grown parents offers Godly advice. They word of God says that the old knows the way. Sometimes parents seem to be controlling but most only want the best for their children. As parents we must pray and let go while our children learn life.
  • Yvonne
    Every Christians should realize that the Holy Spirit is a teacher and teaches us how to balance every Word that comes from the Lord our God, Jesus Christ........ He left us this Comforter when He left us on earth!! Obeying your parents, if they're in tune with the Holy Spirit, should be obeyed. Every parent should realize that they should ask for wisdom to create their kids into the mold the LORD JESUS wants them to be, not their own way, choosing cars..house etc... etc... for them is so down to earth and is passing, but the spiritual things are forever and should be well thought of!! THe spiritual things are forever!!! Not the carnal things that wil pass in the end and has no value at all!!!
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