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

  • 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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