New International Version
because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are 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.
Darby Bible Translation
knowing that whatever good each shall do, this he shall receive of [the] Lord, whether bond or free.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whatsoever good thing any man doeth - Though your masters should fail to give you the due reward of your fidelity and labor, yet, as ye have done your work as unto the Lord, he will take care to give you the proper recompense.
Whether he be bond - A slave, bought with money;
Or free - A person who has hired himself of his own free accord.
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LibraryFebruary 6. "Praying Always for all Saints" (Eph. vi. 18).
"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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For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
1 Corinthians 12:13
For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body--whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.
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