Colossians 3:18
New International Version
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

New Living Translation
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.

English Standard Version
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
Wives, submit yourselves to the husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

King James Bible
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

New King James Version
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

NASB 1995
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

NASB 1977
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Amplified Bible
Wives, be subject to your husbands [out of respect for their position as protector, and their accountability to God], as is proper and fitting in the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wives, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as that is right in The Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
A wife must put her husband first. This is her duty as a follower of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it behoveth in the Lord.

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

Good News Translation
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what you should do as Christians.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wives, place yourselves under your husbands' authority. This is appropriate behavior for the Lord's people.

International Standard Version
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is appropriate for those who belong to the Lord.

Literal Standard Version
The wives: be subject to your own husbands, as is fit in the LORD;

NET Bible
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Married women, be submissive 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.

Young's Literal Translation
The wives! be subject to your own husbands, as is fit in the Lord;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Christian Households
17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. 18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.…

Cross References
Esther 1:20
The edict the king issues will be heard throughout his vast kingdom--and so all women, from the least to the greatest, will honor their husbands."

Ephesians 5:9
for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.

Ephesians 5:22
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.

1 Peter 3:1
Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your husbands, so that even if they refuse to believe the word, they will be won over without words by the behavior of their wives


Treasury of Scripture

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

submit.

Genesis 3:16
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Esther 1:20
And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.

1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

as.

Acts 5:29
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Ephesians 5:3
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.









[6.Special Exhortation as to the relations of life.

(1)THE DUTY OF WIVES AND HUSBANDS (Colossians 3:18-19).

(2)THE DUTY OF CHILDREN AND PARENTS (Colossians 3:20-21).

(3)THE DUTY OF SLAVES AND MASTERS (Colossians 3:22 to Colossians 4:1).] . . .

Verse 18 - Colossians 4:1. - SECTION VIII. THE CHRISTIAN VIEW OF FAMILY DUTIES. We note that in each of the three family relations here dealt with, the subordinate party is first addressed, and the duty of submission is primarily insisted upon (vers. 18, 20, 22: comp. 1 Peter 2:13, 18; 1 Peter 3:1-6). So in Ephesians 5:21-24; Ephesians 6:1-3, 5-8. There may have been some special reason for this in the state of the Asiatic Churches or of Greek society in that region. But other indications show (1 Corinthians 7:24; 1 Corinthians 11:3-16; 1 Corinthians 14:34, 35; Galatians 5:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:11, 12; 1 Timothy 2:11, 12; 1 Timothy 6:1, 2; Titus 2:5, 9, 10; Titus 3:1) that the apostle perceived and sought to check the danger of unsettlement in the natural order of family and social life which often attends great spiritual revolutions, especially when they are in the direction of religious liberty. As in the case of Luther, the apostle's later teaching is largely directed against the antinomianism which resulted, by way of perversion and abuse, from the preaching of salvation by grace and of the sanctity of the individual believer (comp. introductory note to this chapter). Observe how the Lord and his authority are made to furnish a higher sanction for each of these natural duties. Verse 18. - Ye wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fit in the Lord (Ephesians 5:22-24; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; Titus 2:5; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Corinthians 14:34, 35; 1 Peter 3:1-6; Genesis 3:16). On this duty the apostle dilates in the Ephesian letter, in illustration of its teaching respecting "Christ and the Church" (comp. the very different treatment of it in 1 Peter 3:1-7), The use of the article (αἱ γύναικες) in the nominative of address is frequent in New Testament, though not in classical Greek. Lightfoot thinks it Hebraistic. Ανηκεν stands in the imperfect tense (literally, it was fit), denoting a normal propriety (comp. Ephesians 5:4, Westcott and Hort; and for the general expression, 1 Corinthians 11:13, 14; Philemon 1:8; Ephesians 5:3; 1 Timothy 2:10; Philippians 4:8; Romans 1:29). Like all men of a sound moral nature, St Paul has a strong sense of natural propriety. The adjunct "in the Lord" belongs to "was fit," not "be subject" (comp. ver. 20). The constitution of nature, as we have learnt in Colossians 1:15-18, is grounded "in the Lord." In Ephesians 5:22-33 St. Paul shows that this inherent propriety has a deep spiritual significance; and he makes the subjection of the Church to her heavenly Lord a new reason for wifely submission.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Wives,
γυναῖκες (gynaikes)
Noun - Vocative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

submit
ὑποτάσσεσθε (hypotassesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

to [your]
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

husbands,
ἀνδράσιν (andrasin)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

is fitting
ἀνῆκεν (anēken)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 433: Is due, becoming, suitable, proper. From ana and heko; to attain to, i.e. be proper.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord.
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.


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