Ephesians 6:9

“And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ye masters, do the same things vnto them, forbearing threatning: knowing that your master also is in heauen, neither is there respect of persons with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, and forbear threatening: knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no respect of persons with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, you masters, do the same things to them, not making use of violent words: in the knowledge that their Master and yours is in heaven, and he has no respect for a man's position.
- Basic English Bible

And, masters, do the same things towards them, giving up threatening, knowing that both their and your Master is in heaven, and there is no acceptance of persons with him.
- Darby Bible

And, ye masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
- Webster's Bible

And you masters, act towards your slaves on the same principles, and refrain from threats. For you know that in Heaven there is One who is your Master as well as theirs, and that merely earthly distinctions there are none with Him.
- Weymouth Bible

You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him.
- World English Bible

And, ye lordis, do the same thingis to hem, foryyuynge manaasis; witinge that bothe her Lord and youre is in heuenes, and the taking of persones is not anentis God.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the masters! the same things do ye unto them, letting threatening alone, having known that also your Master is in the heavens, and acceptance of persons is not with him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:9


6:9 Do the same things to them - That is, act toward them from the same principle. Forbearing threatening - Behaving with gentleness and humanity, not in a harsh or domineering way.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:9


Eph 6:9 And ye masters. The Roman law allowed masters to treat their slaves as brute beasts, to abuse and even to murder them. But Christianity at once put Christian masters under restraint. Do the same things unto them. Act on the same principles towards them, that the Lord requires of them towards you. There must be mutual good will and mutual service. Forbearing threatening. The habit of cruel masters. Knowing that your Master also is in heaven. That you have a Master who sees you, to whom your slave is just as dear as you are, and who will hold you to account if you wrong him.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • BSP
    Verse 19 shows that Paul requested that others pray for him so that he could be successful in his ministry. We should pray for others and we can request that others pray for us.
  • Lucia szymanik
    You fight the enemy Satan with the word of God which is the sword of the Spirit and the name of Jesus. Their is Power in His Name! Take the Authority of His name and quote the Word of God and the enemy will flee. Do you know what Scriptures to use to combat the enemy? Satan is deadly afraid of Warriors, because they know how to overcome the enemy and win the battle.
  • Idongesit Uby
    Vs 8. We should learn to do good to people at all time because whatsoever thing we do shall we reap weather it be good or bad, weather you are a christian or not.

    Knowing that our God is a righteous judge.
  • Ren
    Virginia Combs- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Who do you think they are talking about here.Against the powers of satan.
  • Brother BENJAMIM OTUDJE
    for brethren to be able to have victory over the Satan, must leave a righteous life,prayerfull, and also mediate on the word of God day and night.
  • Evangelist Louise Schmaling
    Amein Virginia !!! :)

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