Colossians 3:18

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wiues, submit your selues vnto your owne husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 3:18

  • Desmotti for verse 18
    Husbands love your wives It is when you read the definition and requirements needed to fulfill that command Woman would have no problem submitting to the Authority of the Patriarch A true patriarch does nothing without deep council with his Wife It is the desire to serve one another that eludes many when they see this scripture

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