Ephesians 6:8

8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

Ephesians 6:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
ESV
8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
NLT
8 Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
MSG
8 Good work will get you good pay from the Master, regardless of whether you are slave or free.
CSB
8 knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.

Ephesians 6:8 Meaning and Commentary

Ephesians 6:8

Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doth
According to the will of God, from right principles in his heart, and with a view to God's glory:

the same shall he receive of the Lord;
that is, he shall receive the fruit and advantage of it, in a way of grace,

whether [he be] bond or free;
a bondman or a free man, a master or a servant.

Ephesians 6:8 In-Context

6 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.
7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,
8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 16:27; Colossians 3:24