Rules for Christian Households18 aWives, submit to your husbands, as bis fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives, and cdo not be harsh with them. 20Children, obey your parents din everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22Bondservants ▼
▼Or Slaves; also 4:1 (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)obey fin everything those who are your earthly masters ▼
▼Or your masters according to the fleshnot by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 hWhatever you do, work heartily ias for the Lord and not for men, 24knowing that from the Lord jyou will receive the inheritance as your reward. kYou are serving the Lord Christ. 25For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
Colossians 4:11Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
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