Ephesians 6:6
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New International Version
Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

New Living Translation
Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.

English Standard Version
not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Berean Study Bible
And do this not only to please them while they are watching, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

Berean Literal Bible
not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

New American Standard Bible
not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

King James Bible
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God's will from your heart.

International Standard Version
Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.

NET Bible
not like those who do their work only when someone is watching--as people-pleasers--but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart.

New Heart English Bible
not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Not publicly, as if you please the children of men, but as Servants of The Messiah, doing the pleasure of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't obey them only while you're being watched, as if you merely wanted to please people. But obey like slaves who belong to Christ, who have a deep desire to do what God wants them to do.

New American Standard 1977
not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
not to be seen as only pleasing men, but as the slaves of the Christ, doing the will of God from within,

King James 2000 Bible
Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

American King James Version
Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

American Standard Version
not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men, but, as the servants of Christ doing the will of God from the heart,

Darby Bible Translation
not with eye-service as men-pleasers; but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from [the] soul,

English Revised Version
not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Webster's Bible Translation
Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Weymouth New Testament
Let it not be in acts of eye-service as if you had but to please men, but as Christ's bondservants who are doing God's will from the heart.

World English Bible
not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Young's Literal Translation
not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of the Christ, doing the will of God out of soul,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:5-9 The duty of servants is summed up in one word, obedience. The servants of old were generally slaves. The apostles were to teach servants and masters their duties, in doing which evils would be lessened, till slavery should be rooted out by the influence of Christianity. Servants are to reverence those over them. They are to be sincere; not pretending obedience when they mean to disobey, but serving faithfully. And they must serve their masters not only when their master's eye is upon them; but must be strict in the discharge of their duty, when he is absent and out of the way. Steady regard to the Lord Jesus Christ will make men faithful and sincere in every station, not grudgingly or by constraint, but from a principle of love to the masters and their concerns. This makes service easy to them, pleasing to their masters, and acceptable to the Lord Christ. God will reward even the meanest drudgery done from a sense of duty, and with a view to glorify him. Here is the duty of masters. Act after the same manner. Be just to servants, as you expect they should be to you; show the like good-will and concern for them, and be careful herein to approve yourselves to God. Be not tyrannical and overbearing. You have a Master to obey, and you and they are but fellow-servants in respect to Christ Jesus. If masters and servants would consider their duties to God, and the account they must shortly give to him, they would be more mindful of their duty to each other, and thus families would be more orderly and happy.
Study Bible
Slaves and Masters
5Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ. 6And do this not only to please them while they are watching, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7Serve with good will, as to the Lord and not to men,…
Cross References
Mark 3:35
For whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother."

1 Corinthians 7:22
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman. Conversely, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.

Galatians 1:10
Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Colossians 3:22
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only to please them while they are watching, but with sincerity of heart and fear of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

eye-service.

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; …

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, …

doing.

Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the …

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should …

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will …

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

1 John 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does …

from.

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned …

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and …

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin…

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

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