Colossians 3:25

“But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he that doeth wrong, shall receiue for the wrong which hee hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he that doeth wrong shall receive again for the wrong that he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the wrongdoer will have punishment for the wrong he has done, without respect for any man's position.
- Basic English Bible

For he that does a wrong shall receive the wrong he has done, and there is no respect of persons.
- Darby Bible

But he that doeth wrong, will receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
- Webster's Bible

The man who perpetrates a wrong will find the wrong repaid to him; and with God there are no merely earthly distinctions.
- Weymouth Bible

But he who does wrong will receive again for the wrong that he has done, and there is no partiality.
- World English Bible

For he that doith iniurie, schal resseyue that that he dide yuele; and acceptacioun of persoones is not anentis God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who is doing unrighteously shall receive what he did unrighteously, and there is no acceptance of persons.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:25


Col 3:25 He that doeth wrong. Whether master or slave. And there is no respect of persons. All will be required, and before Christ, all, master and slave, stand upon the same footing.

Discussion for Colossians 3:25

  • This passage clearly confirms that suffering loss at the Judgment Seat is not merely receiving less rewards it is the idea of being recompensed for the wrong one has done. While specific sins will not be judged, lifestyle will be judged, and that includes philosophy of life, motives, fruitfulness, faithfulness, etc. In contrast, the passage above indicates that another possibility at the Judgment Seat is receiving the reward of the inheritance. In other words, inheriting millennial blessings is not automatic.
  • John Provenzale for verse 25
    I used to think that God would repay recompense (punishment) in the next life only. However God also punishes in this life as well if one considers the Old Testament stories of Eli, Saul, David, etc. & N.T. stories of Ananias & Sapphira, etc. I also have witnessed this happen to people.
  • Rebekah vassar for verse 25
    by the grace of God we may all be saved

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