Ephesians 6:8
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.

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.

New King James Version
knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

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

NASB 1995
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.

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

Amplified Bible
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive this back from the Lord, whether [he is] slave or free.

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

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

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
You know that you will be rewarded for any good things you do, whether you are slaves 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.

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.

Good News Translation
Remember that the Lord will reward each of us, whether slave or free, for the good work we do.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
having known that whatever good thing each one may do, this he will receive from the LORD, whether servant or freeman.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

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

Isaiah 3:11
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

whether.

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:11
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.









(8) The same shall he receive of the Lord.--This verse clenches the previous exhortations by the inculcation of a sense of responsibility and hope. The phrase itself is emphatic--not "he shall receive the reward of his deed," but "he shall receive the deed itself," considered as a thing still living and returning on his head, both in the judgments of life and in what we rightly call the "Last Judgment" of the Great Day. A slave in the eye of the law had no rights, and therefore no responsibility or hope. St. Paul therefore bids him, as a Christian, lift his thoughts to a region in which all, bond and free alike, may hear the blessing, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

Verse 8. - Knowing that whatsover good thing each man shall have done, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond or free. The hope of reward is brought in to supplement the more disinterested motive, such addition being specially useful in the case of slaves (as of children, vers. 2, 3). For the slave the hope of reward is future - it is at the Lord's coming that he will have his reward.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
because you know
εἰδότες (eidotes)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

[the] Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

will reward
κομίσεται (komisetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2865: From a primary komeo; properly, to provide for, i.e. to carry off.

each one
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

for whatever
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

good
ἀγαθόν (agathon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 18: A primary word; 'good'.

he does,
ποιήσῃ (poiēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

whether
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

[he is] slave
δοῦλος (doulos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

or
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

free.
ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1658: Free, delivered from obligation. Probably from the alternate of erchomai; unrestrained, i.e. not a slave, or exempt.


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