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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Colossians 3:23

 

Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly as though you were working for your real master and not merely for humans.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Closest Natural Equivalence

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought

Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. 
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase

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