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

  • Macie
    this bible reading is so important parents please raise you children in the lord
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS THEN PAUL AND BARNABAS WAXED BOLD AND SAID IT WAS NECESSARY THAT THE WORD OF GOD SHOULD FIRST HAVE BEEN SPOKEN TO YOU BUT SEEING YOU PUT IT FROM YOU AND JUDGE YOURSELVES UNWORTHY OF EVERLASTING LIFE LO WE TURN TO THE GENTILES***LUKE 21:36 WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN**
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Acts 9:15 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. Jesus is my God who chosen Paul to teach us Gentiles in this Church age of Grace. We must read.
  • A disciple
    Bro. Ray; It was not the "secret of Paul" or Paul's Gospel! The announced Glad Tidings of Jesus Christ was given in charge to ALL of God's servants: "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us BY HIS SON..." Paul is not your Saviour, but a minister of the LORD! We must seek God and obey ALL HIS WORDS!
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, We should all share the secret of Paul, The GOSPEL.
  • 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.

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