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.
King James Bible
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; 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,
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,
Ephesians 6:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Not with eye-service - Not merely in their presence, when their eye is upon you, as unfaithful and hypocritical servants do, without consulting conscience in any part of their work.
Doing the will of God - Seeing that you are in the state of servitude, it is the will of God that you should act conscientiously in it.
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"Praying always for all saints" (Eph. vi. 18). One good counsel will suffice just now. Stop praying so much for yourself; begin to ask unselfish things, and see if God won't give you faith. See how much easier it will be to believe for another than for your own petty self. Try the effect of praying for the world, for definite things, for difficult things, for glorious things, for things that will honor Christ and save mankind, and after you have received a few wonderful answers to prayer in this …
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Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."
1 Corinthians 7:22
For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord's freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ's slave.
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.
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