Ephesians 6:9
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English Standard Version
Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatenings, knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven; and there is no respect of persons with him.

English Revised Version
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, and forbear threatening: knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no respect of persons with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Ephesians 6:9 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Forbearing (ἀνιέντες)

See on the kindred noun ἄνεσις, A.V., liberty, Acts 24:23.

Threatening (τὴν ἀπειλήν)

Note the article, the threatening customary from the master to the slave.

Knowing

Since ye know.

Your master also (ὑμῶν αὐτῶν ὁ κυριός)

The correct reading is καὶ αὐτῶν καὶ ὑμῶν ὁ κυριός both their master and yours. So Rev.

Respect of persons

See on James 2:1; see on Colossians 3:25.

Ephesians 6:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye.

Leviticus 19:13 You shall not defraud your neighbor, neither rob him...

Leviticus 25:39-46 And if your brother that dwells by you be waxen poor, and be sold to you; you shall not compel him to serve as a bondservant...

Deuteronomy 15:11-16 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother...

Deuteronomy 24:14,15 You shall not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers...

Nehemiah 5:5,8,9 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children: and, see...

Job 24:10-12 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry...

Job 31:13-15 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...

Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given them into your hand: you did show them no mercy...

Isaiah 58:3-6 Why have we fasted, say they, and you see not? why have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold...

Amos 8:4-7 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

the same.

Ephesians 6:5-7 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart...

Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Luke 6:31 And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise.

James 2:8,13 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well...

forbearing. or, moderating.

Leviticus 25:43 You shall not rule over him with rigor; but shall fear your God.

1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When you were little in your own sight, were you not made the head of the tribes of Israel...

Daniel 3:6,15 And whoever falls not down and worships shall the same hour be cast into the middle of a burning fiery furnace...

Daniel 5:19,20 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew...

knowing.

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Matthew 22:8,10 Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy...

Matthew 24:48,51 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming...

Luke 12:45,46 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens...

John 13:13 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.

1 Corinthians 7:22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free...

your Master. Some read, both your and their Master.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints...

Philippians 2:10,11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth...

neither. See on

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Colossians 3:25 But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons.

Cross References
Leviticus 25:43
You shall not rule over him ruthlessly but shall fear your God.

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

Job 31:13
"If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant, when they brought a complaint against me,

Job 34:19
who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?

John 13:13
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.

Acts 10:34
So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

Colossians 3:25
For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

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