New Living Translation
Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:8 He shall receive the same - That is, a full and adequate recompence for it.
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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'The Sword of the Spirit'
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.
1 Corinthians 12:13
Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
In this new life, it doesn't matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.
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