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

  • Lilian
    it's very important for the children to obey their parents as this is pleasing unto the Lord. This is very strong commandments to honour thy Father and thy mother
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 29:29 the secret things belong unto THE LORD our GOD but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever that we may do all the words of this law PROVERBS 23:13 withhold not correction from the child for if thou beatest him with the rod he shall not die --23:14-- thou shall beat him with the rod --- AND SHALT DELIVER HIS SOUL FROM HELL --- EPHESIANS 4:14 that we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the slight of men and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive PROVERBS 29:15 the rod and reproof --- give wisdom --- but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame PROVERBS 10:13 in the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding
  • BSP
    Verse 16: one way that we can encourage others is by singing spiritually upbuilding songs.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: We should put off the old personality just as we would take off a dirty and foul smelling garment. We must work hard to put on the new personality that is approved by God.
  • LB
    Colossians 3:23 tells us plainly who we are to please. It does not matter whether or not our job is considered to be important or not. If we do the job for God and not for any worldly praise, then that is all that matters.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:5 MORTIFY THEREFORE YOUR MEMBERS WHICH ARE UPON THE EARTH FORNICATION UNCLEANNESS INORDINATE AFFECTION EVIL CONCUPISCENCE AND COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY --3:6-- FOR WHICH THINGS SAKE THE WRATH OF GOD COMETH ON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE