Colossians 3 :18

Colossians 3 :18 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Wives, be under the authority of your husbands, as is right in the Lord.

Webster's Revision

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

World English Bible

Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Definitions for Colossians 3 :18

Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 3 :18

Wives, submit yourselves - Having done with general directions, the apostle comes to particular duties, which are commonly called relative; because they only belong to persons in certain situations; and are not incumbent on all. No woman has the duty of a wife to perform but she who is one, and no man has the duty of a husband to perform but he who is married.

The directions here to wives, husbands, children, parents, servants, and masters, are so exactly the same in substance with those in Ephesians 5:22-33 (note); Ephesians 6:1-9 (note), that there is no need to repeat what has been said on those passages; and to the notes there the reader is requested to refer.

As it is fit in the Lord - God commands it; and it is both proper and decent.

Barnes' Commentary on Colossians 3 :18

Wives, submit yourselves ... - Notes on the parallel passage in Ephesians 5:21-24.

Wesley's Commentary on Colossians 3 :18

3:18 Wives, submit - Or be subject to. It is properly a military term, alluding to that entire submission that soldiers pay to their general. Eph 5:22, and c.
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