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

  • Mr. Smith
    Cheryl: Check out 1 Thessalonians 5:23. You should find your question answered there. God bless.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of GOD 2 THESSALONIANS and then shall that wicked be revealed whom THE LORD shall consume with the spirit of HIS mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of HIS coming REVELATION 19:10 and I fell at his feet to worship him and he said unto me see thou do it not I am thy fellowservant and of the brethren that have the testimony of JESUS worship GOD for the testimony of JESUS is the spirit of prophecy LUKE 9:26 for whosoever shall be ashamed of ME and of MY words of him shall the SON OF MAN be ashamed when HE shall come in HIS own glory and in HIS FATHERS and of the holy angels 2 THESSALONIANS 2:3 let no man deceive you by any means for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed the son of perdition 1 JOHN 2:28 and now little children abide in HIM that when HE shall appear we may have confidence and not be ashamed before HIM at HIS coming --2:29-- if you know that HE is righteous you know that everyone that doeth righteousness --- is born of HIM --- EPHESIANS 6:14 stand therefore having your loins girt about --with truth--and having on the breastplate of --righteousness--
  • 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

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