Bible: Colossians 3:18-4:1

Exhortation to Households

3:18 Wives, submit to your 1  husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord. 3:21 Fathers, 2  do not provoke 3  your children, so they will not become disheartened. 3:22 Slaves, 4  obey your earthly 5  masters in every respect, not only when they are watching – like those who are strictly people-pleasers – but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord. 3:23 Whatever you are doing, 6  work at it with enthusiasm, 7  as to the Lord and not for people, 8  3:24 because you know that you will receive your 9  inheritance 10  from the Lord as the reward. Serve 11  the Lord Christ. 3:25 For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, 12  and there are no exceptions. 13  4:1 Masters, treat your slaves with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven.

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