Colossians 3:18–4:1

  1. Wives, submit to your husbands,
        as is fitting in the Lord.
  2. Husbands, love your wives
        and do not be mean toward them.
  3. Children, obey your parents in everything,
        for this is very pleasing in the Lord.
  4. Fathers, do not provoke your children,
        lest they become crushed in spirit.
  5. Bondservants, obey in everything your masters according to the flesh,
        not with good appearances, as people-pleasers,
        but with a dedicated heart, fearing the Master.
  6.     And whatever work you do, do it with all your soul,
            as if working for the Master and not for men,
  7.     knowing that from a master you will receive an inheritance as the reward;
            for you serve the Master—Christ.
  8.     for the one who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong,
            and there is no favouritism.
  9. Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly,
        knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.