Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

New American Standard Bible

not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

King James Version

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Holman Bible

Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart.

International Standard Version

Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.

A Conservative Version

Not according to eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,

Amplified

not in the way of eye-service [working only when someone is watching you and only] to please men, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart;

An Understandable Version

Do not serve them only when you are being watched, just to gain their approval, but as slaves of Christ, doing what God wants from your heart.

Anderson New Testament

not with eye-service, as pleasing men, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul;

Bible in Basic English

Not only under your master's eye, as pleasers of men; but as servants of Christ, doing the pleasure of God from the heart;

Common New Testament

not in the way of eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

Daniel Mace New Testament

not doing your work meerly out of regard to their presence or their pleasure, but as the servants of Christ, in hearty obedience to the will of God:

Darby Translation

not with eye-service as men-pleasers; but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,

Godbey New Testament

not with eyeservice, as menpleasers, but as the servants of Christ doing the will of God from the soul;

Goodspeed New Testament

not with mere external service, as though you had only men to please, but like slaves of Christ, carrying out the will of God.

John Wesley New Testament

Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Julia Smith Translation

Not with eye-service, as menpleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul:

King James 2000

Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Lexham Expanded Bible

not {while being watched}, as people pleasers, but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart,

Modern King James verseion

not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

not with service in the eyesight, as men-pleasers: but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart

Moffatt New Testament

instead of merely working when their eye is on you, like those who court human favour, do God's will from the heart like servants of Christ,

Montgomery New Testament

not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as the slaves of Christ, doing the will of God;

NET Bible

not like those who do their work only when someone is watching -- as people-pleasers -- but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart.

New Heart 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;

Noyes New Testament

not with eyeservice as menpleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Sawyer New Testament

not with eye service as pleasing men, but as servants of Christ doing the will of God from the heart,

The Emphasized Bible

Not by way of eye-service as man-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God, from the soul,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Not only when their eyes are on you, as if you had merely to please men, but as slaves of Christ, who are trying to carry out the will of God.

Webster

Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Weymouth New Testament

Let it not be in acts of eye-service as if you had but to please men, but as Christ's bondservants who are doing God's will from the heart.

Williams New Testament

not serving them as though they were watching you, but as true slaves of Christ, trying to carry out the will of God.

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;

Worrell New Testament

not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,

Worsley New Testament

not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Youngs Literal Translation

not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of the Christ, doing the will of God out of soul,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

with
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ὀφθαλμοδουλεία 
Ophthalmodouleia 
Usage: 2

as
ὡς 
Hos 
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417
Usage: 417

ἀνθρωπάρεσκος 
Anthropareskos 
Usage: 2

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

the servants
δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

References

American

Easton

Eye

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Eye

Context Readings

Slaves And Masters

5 Servants, be obedient unto them that according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 with good will doing service, as unto the Lord, and not unto men:


Cross References

Colossians 3:22-23

Servants, obey in all things them that are your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord:

Galatians 1:10

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but even as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who proveth our hearts.

Jeremiah 3:10

And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not returned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith Jehovah.

Jeremiah 24:7

And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Jehovah: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God; for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

Matthew 7:21

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 12:50

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Romans 6:17

But thanks be to God, that, whereas ye were servants of sin, ye became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto ye were delivered;

Philippians 2:12

So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

Colossians 1:9

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it , do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Ephesians 5:17

Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication;

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.

Hebrews 13:21

make you perfect in every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 2:15

For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

1 Peter 4:2

that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1 John 2:17

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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