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

  • Bruce
    Edna: It is a Feeling. Those who're Saved have Great Joy in Their Heart:if They are Studying,telling Others The Way of Salvation,having Fellowship. That's why Paul and Others were Singing in Prison. Acts 16:25. The Lord keeps The Joy in Our Heart: Jude 24. Deep Down In Our Heart. One who is NOT Saved will NOT have that Joy. Pastors say if you feel lost,no joy don't worry,that's Satan./That's False
  • Edna
    dear sanits We are a new creation 2cor,5.17 Born od God John 6.44 Dead in transpress Ep2.4 Raised up Eph 2.6 We have everything pretaing to life Peter Kept by the power of God Its not a feeling its fact.Mortify your memebers cause there is another call satan who wan ts to use you . So you have choice Be wise dear brothers and sisters Let The Holy Spirit lead you
  • Ray321
    Colossians 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. Paul was warning the Church of Collosians that they should be dead in Christ and not sin, or God will take away there life on earth. The disobedience Child of God was still saved but will be going to Heaven sooner.
  • BSP
    We need to put on and clothe ourselves with love because it is the perfect bond of union as verse 14 brings out.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:24 KNOWING THAT OF THE LORD YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE REWARD OF INHERITANCE FOR YOU SERVE THE LORD JESUS COLOSSIANS1:12GIVING THANKS UNTO THE FATHER WHICH HATH MADE US MEET TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN LIGHT**JOHN 8:12 THEN SPAKE JESUS AGAIN UNTO THEM SAYING I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE
  • Steve morrow

    colossians 3:5 mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth fornication uncleanness inordinate affection evil concupiscence and covetousness which is odolatry
    3:6 for which things sake the wrath of GOD cometh on the children of disobedience