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Colossians 3:18

    Colossians 3:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wives, submit yourselves unto 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, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting 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.

    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' Notes on Colossians 3:18

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

    Wesley's Notes 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.

    Verses Related to Colossians 3:18

    Colossians 3:19 - Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
    Ephesians 5:25 - Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
    1 Peter 3:1 - Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;