New International Version
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
King James Bible
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
Wives, be subject 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;
Colossians 3:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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Baltimore, U.S., 1874. Westminster Abbey. November 8, 1874. Colossians. iii 15. "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." The peace of God. That is what the priest will invoke for you all, when you leave this abbey. Do you know what it is? Whether you do or not, let me tell you in a few words, what I seem to myself to have learned concerning that peace. What it is? how we can obtain it? and why so many do not obtain it, and are, therefore, not at peace? It is worth while to do so. For …
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Then when the king's edict is proclaimed throughout all his vast realm, all the women will respect their husbands, from the least to the greatest."
(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
1 Peter 3:1
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
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