Colossians 3:18-4:1

Do what is right, at home and at work

18 Wives, obey your husbands. That is the right thing to do, because you belong to the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives. Do not bring trouble to them.

20 Children, always obey your parents. That pleases the Lord.

21 Fathers, do not cause your children to be upset. If you do, they might think that they never do anything that is good.

22 Slaves, always obey your human masters. Do not do good work only when they can see you. Some people only work to make other people like them. Instead, serve your masters well because you want to. That will show that you respect the Lord as your master. 23 Whatever things you are doing, do them well. Remember that you are serving the Lord. You are not only serving people. 24 You know that you will receive the good things that the Lord has promised to his people. He will give you what is right for you. The Lord Jesus Christ is the master that you serve. 25 Remember that God will punish anyone who does wrong things. He always judges people correctly, whoever they are.

Colossians 4

1 Masters, be fair to your servants. Give them what is right. Remember that you also serve a master, and he is in heaven.