5 Bondservants,[a] obey your earthly masters[b] with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord,whether he is a bondservant[c] or is free. 9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master[d] and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.
a. Ephesians 6:5 Or slaves; also verse 6 (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)
b. Ephesians 6:5 Or your masters according to the flesh
c. Ephesians 6:8 Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)
d. Ephesians 6:9 Greek Lord