Ephesians 6:8

“Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowing that whatsoeuer good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receiue of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether `he be' bond or free.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the knowledge that for every good thing anyone does, he will have his reward from the Lord, If he is a servant or if he is free.
- Basic English Bible

knowing that whatever good each shall do, this he shall receive of [the] Lord, whether bond or free.
- Darby Bible

Knowing that whatever good thing any man doeth, the same will he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
- Webster's Bible

You well know that whatever right thing any one does, he will receive a requital for it from the Lord, whether he is a slave or a free man.
- Weymouth Bible

knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is bound or free.
- World English Bible

witinge that ech man, what euere good thing he schal do, he schal resseyue this of the Lord, whether seruaunt, whether fre man.
- Wycliffe Bible

having known that whatever good thing each one may do, this he shall receive from the Lord, whether servant or freeman.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:8


6:8 He shall receive the same - That is, a full and adequate recompence for it.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:8


Eph 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, etc. If a man renders good service anywhere, whether he be bond or free, the Lord will see that he is rewarded.

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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