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Colossians 3:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in [the] Lord.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ye children! be obedient unto your parents in all things, for, this, is, well pleasing, in the Lord;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— the children! obey the parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing vnto the Lord.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Children, obey your parents in every thing, for so it is pleasing before our Lord.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Children, obey your parents in every thing; for this is pleasing before our Lord.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Children, 5043
{5043} Prime
From the base of G5098; a child (as produced).
obey 5219
{5219} Prime
From G5259 and G0191; to hear under (as a subordinate), that is, to listen attentively; by implication to heed or conform to a command or authority.
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
[your] parents 1118
{1118} Prime
From the base of G1096; a parent.
in 2596
{2596} Prime
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
all things: 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
for 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
this 5124
{5124} Prime
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
well pleasing 2101
{2101} Prime
From G2095 and G0701; fully agreeable.
unto the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Lord. 2962
{2962} Prime
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 3:20

_ _ (Ephesians 6:1.)

_ _ unto the Lord — The oldest manuscripts read, “IN the Lord,” that is, this is acceptable to God when it is done in the Lord, namely, from the principle of faith, and as disciples in union with the Lord.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 3:18-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Colossians 3:20

(12) Children, obey [your] parents in (o) all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

(12) He requires of children, that according to God's commandment they are obedient to their parents.

(o) In the Lord; and so it is expounded in (Ephesians 6:1).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 28:7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Leviticus 19:3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I [am] the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: ... And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Proverbs 30:11 [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
Proverbs 30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Ezekiel 22:7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth [his] father, and a servant his master: if then I [be] a father, where [is] mine honour? and if I [be] a master, where [is] my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. ... And honour not his father or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and [thy] mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. ... That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.


Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
Ephesians 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.
Titus 2:9 [Exhort] servants to be obedient unto their own masters, [and] to please [them] well in all [things]; not answering again;

well pleasing:

Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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Gn 28:7. Ex 20:12. Lv 19:3. Dt 21:18; 27:16. Pv 6:20; 20:20; 30:11, 17. Ezk 22:7. Mal 1:6. Mt 15:4; 19:19. Ep 5:24; 6:1. Php 4:18. Col 1:10; 3:22. Tit 2:9. He 13:21.

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