Ephesians 6:6

“Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not with eye seruice as men pleasers, but as the seruants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not only under your master's eye, as pleasers of men; but as servants of Christ, doing the pleasure of God from the heart;
- Basic English Bible

not with eye-service as men-pleasers; but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from [the] soul,
- Darby Bible

Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
- Webster's Bible

Let it not be in acts of eye-service as if you had but to please men, but as Christ's bondservants who are doing God's will from the heart.
- Weymouth Bible

not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
- World English Bible

not seruynge at the iye, as plesinge to men, but as seruauntis of Crist; doynge the wille of God bi discrecioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of the Christ, doing the will of God out of soul,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:6


6:6 Not with eye - service - Serving them better when under their eye than at other times. But doing the will of God from the heart - Doing whatever you do, as the will of God, and with your might.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:6


Eph 6:6 Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers. Service that seems faithful when under the eye of the master, but relaxes when he does not see. Such is the usual service of slaves, unless they have a high sense of duty.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • A disciple
    Nathaniel; You say good words, that are so important! As to the efficacy of prayer of a righteous man; in Daniel 9 the man of God was reflecting on the Scriptures and praying and confessing and fasting about the things he read; and while he was doing these things there was great battle in the spirit world of the heavens for the sake of bringing God's answer and understanding to Daniel.
  • Nathaniel A. Omonayajo
    In view of various challenges facing our generation, this chapter has given us an answer - "put on the armour of God..." Children of God all over the world must rise up to the challenges through power of prayer. Victory is certain. Jesus is Lord!
  • Mary
    Paul was in prison when he wrote Ephesians. Tychicus was there with him, and it is a blessing that he was. Paul told us how to fight against the evil spirits and he even gave us instructions on how to dress. Putting on the whole armour, it is all there verses 11 through 18. I love it. If we follow this advice we cannot miss.
  • Cheryl
    So when God form man from the dust of Earth and breath the breath of life in him he did not say man was a spirit but upon death our life breath returns to him when did he say man had separate form other than one he gave us
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Codes of good practice for children and servants are here. Also, we should “put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places….that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Mystery of inquitity it's describing a Christians true enemy which is the spiritual realm your enemies are not just your sinful flesh it's the devils that tempt your sinful flesh controlled by the god of this world your adversary the devil

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