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

  • Obbie Beal

    WOW ! verse 13 above said: "Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.".... WOW! the evil day, the evil day... onward christian-soldier because the battle is getting intense / hotter therefore we must be equipped to stand... wipe away the tears and stand. It is war... WOW!
  • Aggy M
    This scripture is a reminder for us to relax, but to be always cautious of what we are dealing with in this world, to pray in spirit because everything starts in the spirit realm before it manifest in the body, as Christians we really need to be pray always, the holy spirit to take over our lives.
  • Librarygal143
    Amen, Jesus!
  • Irene123
    To Delyn - God bless you, Delyn, for thinking to ask this question - here is your answer: believing IS faith; they are one and the same.
  • Aloysius Domnick
    To you my brother and sisters,God is with us till the end time. I told and be obedient in his scripts ,The Holy Spirit is with us. No matter what the devil himself cannot go through our minds!
  • Ambassador for Christ
    This is one of the most potent and powerful scripture which must always be viewed in context. Therefore, We were have to begin at verse :10 and conclude at verse :18. It begs the question what must we do with all that armor?

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