Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 3:18

“Wiues, submit your selues vnto your owne husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”

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Other Translations

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
- King James Version

Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wives, be under the authority of your husbands, as is right in the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Wives, be subject to [your] husbands, as is fitting in [the] Lord.
- Darby Bible

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

Married women, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
- World English Bible

Wymmen, be ye sugetis to youre hosebondis, as it bihoueth in the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

The wives! be subject to your own husbands, as is fit in the Lord;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:18


3:18 Wives, submit - Or be subject to. It is properly a military term, alluding to that entire submission that soldiers pay to their general. #Eph 5:22|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:18


Col 3:18 The section Col 3:18-4:1 is very similar to Eph 5:22-6:9. I will refer the reader to Ephesians for fuller notes. Wives, submit yourselves. See PNT "Eph 5:22".

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSINS 3:19 HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES AND BE NOT BITTER AGAINST THEM 1 JOHN 2:5 but whoso keepeth HIS word in him verily is the love of GOD perfected hereby we know that we are in HIM 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS ***JOHN 14:15 --- IF YOU LOVE ME --- KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS***
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:1 if you then be risen with CHRIST seek those things which are above where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD --3:2-- set your affection on things above not on things on the earth --3:3-- for you are dead and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD --3:4 when CHRIST who is our life shall appear then shall you also appear with HIM in glory
  • HL BL
    "...above all these things put on charity,3:14" "Charity...beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth." 1Cor.13:4-8; "3:14 ...the bond of perfectness", capsules the essence of The Godhead and the Word; God is Love. Love sent His Son to Calvary that we may have eternal life, because of this Love came the Comforter--the Spirit of Truth.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:23 and whatsoever you do do it heartily as to THE LORD and not unto men --3:24-- knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of the inheritance for you --- SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --3:25-- BUT HE THAT DOETH WRONG SHALL RECEIVE FOR THE WRONG WHICH HE HATH DONE AND THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:24 knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of inheritance --- FOR YOU SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --- PSALM 119:140 THY WORD IS VERY PURE THEREFORE --- THY SERVANT LOVETH IT--PSALM 119:38 ESTABLISH THY WORD--UNTO THY SERVANT--WHO IS DEVOTED TO THY FEAR [SALM 31:23 O LOVE THE LORD all you HIS saints for THE LORD preserveth the faithful and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer
  • Jesse davis
    God gave me Col. 3 a few years back. While walking and talking to God He brought up Col. 3. I broke down crying because I was very depressed and needed strengeth and encouragement. Because of God's grace, love and mercy I'm still here. I think, meditate and apply Col. 3 nearly every day since that time. All because of the power of the Holy Spirit am I able to live the Christian life. Praise God ..

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