Word Summary
ophthalmodouleia: eye service
Original Word: ὀφθαλμοδουλεία
Transliteration: ophthalmodouleia
Phonetic Spelling: (of-thal-mod-oo-li'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: eye service
Meaning: eye service
Strong's Concordance

From ophthalmos and douleia; sight-labor, i.e. That needs watching (remissness) -- eye-service.

see GREEK ophthalmos

see GREEK douleia

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3787: ὀφθαλμοδουλεία

ὀφθαλμοδουλεία (T WH ὀφθαλμοδουλία; see Iota), ὀφθαλμοδουλειας, (ὀφθαλμοδουλος, Apostolic Constitutions (4, 12, Coteler. Patr. Apost.) 1, p. 299a; and this from ὀφθαλμός and δοῦλος) (A. V. eye-service i. e.) service performed (only) under the master's eye (μή κατ' ὀφθαλμοδουλίαν, τουτεστι μή μόνον παρόντων τῶν δεσποτῶν καί ὁρώντων, ἀλλά καί ἀποντων, Theophylact on Ephesians 6:6; "for the master's eye usually stimulates to greater diligence; his absence, on the other hand, renders sluggish." H. Stephanus): Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 3:22. Not found elsewhere; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 100 (94)).