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 3:23

  • MockingBird for verse 23
    Whatsoever I do : I should do it in the attitude that I am doing it to my Lord Jesus : Even if when the person I am doing for is hard to do for because of something that I may not like about that person . I should look at them as though they are loved of Jesus Christ. Jesus did that for me when I was unloveable !!!
  • Dorcas gitau for verse 23
    the scripture is a great compass to guide ones entire life
  • Paul masawa for verse 23
    All the above opinions are good only to add that let no one to discourage us since we know that they may have devil for example if watch the way people do dress while going to church is just to please peole around y et they are spiritually poor some are asking us that how much are being given
  • MockingBird for verse 23
    I am to walk so as to please God Much of the time there seems to be an element in me that wants to see if what I am doing is pleasing in the eyes of man I find that what pleases God does not please man even myself The flesh lusteth against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh So I must strive to work to please God The pleasing of man is not my eternal reward To walk so to please God is what I will have as a eternal reward in Heaven Every work will be brought into judgment
  • This verse shows that no matter what we do in any area of life we should do so whole-heartedly to God. We must make sure that we give God our very best. He deserves nothing less.
  • Jimmy adams for verse 23
    I think that God want's us to show his love thru us so other's will won't what is in our hearts.and come to the saving grace of jesus christ our lord.colossians 3:23+24 whatever we do work at it with all your heart as working for God not for is the Lord you are serving not man.