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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Parents do not want to unnecessarily irritate or provoke their children to wrath. Parents should strive to set a good example in teaching their children.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints I will always pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ so they don't fall in the trap of the devil, that's why we need the full Armour of God, to fight the good fight.
  • A disciple
    "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." The Lord's discourse on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24-25; Mark 13; Luke 21); His last words to the Apostles at the Passover Supper (John 13-17); the messages to the Churches (Rev. 2-3); and all throughout the Prophets; the Lord our God has given us foreknowledge of all that we should expect to encounter as His people.
  • Ray321
    Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: Paul was having problems with others preaching another gospel that wasn't his that Jesus reveal to him.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Apostle Paul is writing to believers. If we don't abstain from sin, how can we put the whole armour of God? Paul clearly instruct us how to prepare for battle in this evil world.
  • Jonsun
    I think the verses from 1 - 9 are all about being a slave in bondage to another human, also even the "Masters" are in bondage to GOD.
    The rest of the verses are about submitting to God totally, and believing in his presence
    to shield us from "evil", and I think they are about possession by spiritual principalities and wickedness, and there must be no chink in your armour!

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