New Living Translation
Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:6 Not with eye - service - Serving them better when under their eye than at other times. But doing the will of God from the heart - Doing whatever you do, as the will of God, and with your might.
LibraryA Soldier's Shoes
'Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.'--Eph. vi. 15. Paul drew the first draft of this picture of the Christian armour in his first letter. It is a finished picture here. One can fancy that the Roman soldier to whom he was chained in his captivity, whilst this letter was being written, unconsciously sat for his likeness, and that each piece of his accoutrements was seized in succession by the Apostle's imagination and turned to a Christian use. It is worth noticing that there …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Shield of Faith
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Anyone who does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."
1 Corinthians 7:22
And remember, if you were a slave when the Lord called you, you are now free in the Lord. And if you were free when the Lord called you, you are now a slave of Christ.
Obviously, I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord.
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