Ephesians 6:8
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New International Version
because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

New Living Translation
Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.

English Standard Version
knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.

Berean Study Bible
because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.

Berean Literal Bible
knowing that each one, whatever good he might have done, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is slave or free.

New American Standard Bible
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.

King James Bible
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.

International Standard Version
because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.

NET Bible
because you know that each person, whether slave or free, if he does something good, this will be rewarded by the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is bound or free.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As you know that anything a man does which is excellent will be repaid by Our Lord, whether he is a Servant or a Freeman.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know that your heavenly master will reward all of us for whatever good we do, whether we're slaves or free people.

New American Standard 1977
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.

Jubilee Bible 2000
knowing that whatever good thing anyone does, the same shall they receive of the Lord, whether they are slaves or free.

King James 2000 Bible
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

American King James Version
Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

American Standard Version
knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man shall do, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond, or free.

Darby Bible Translation
knowing that whatever good each shall do, this he shall receive of [the] Lord, whether bond or free.

English Revised Version
knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Webster's Bible Translation
Knowing that whatever good thing any man doeth, the same will he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Weymouth New Testament
You well know that whatever right thing any one does, he will receive a requital for it from the Lord, whether he is a slave or a free man.

World English Bible
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is bound or free.

Young's Literal Translation
having known that whatever good thing each one may do, this he shall receive from the Lord, whether servant or freeman.
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
7Serve with good will, as to the Lord and not to men, 8because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free. 9And masters, do the same for your slaves. Give up your use of threats, because you know that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free, and we were all given one Spirit to drink.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive his due for the things done in the body, whether good or bad.

Colossians 3:11
Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free, but Christ is all and is in all.

Colossians 3:24
because you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as your reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Colossians 3:25
Whoever does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.
Treasury of Scripture

Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

whatsoever.

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness …

Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his …

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: …

Matthew 6:1,4 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

Matthew 10:41,42 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive …

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing …

Luke 14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you …

Romans 2:6-10 Who will render to every man according to his deeds…

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every …

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: …

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures …

whether.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there …

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, …

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