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 6:6

  • Let 'us worship our GOD of heaven only.
  • I think is very clear and perfect for those who do that to know that they are not serving God but men. So that by reading it they will understand the true way of serving Lord. Please I need chapters to teach how to get born again. Thanks.
  • Precious for verse 6
    I think it teaches us against hypocrisy in that when we are in the service of God we should do it willingly with a pure heart and not care about pleasing people or being seen

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