Parallel Verses

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 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,

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;

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;

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 Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ, 6 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. 7 Obey with enthusiasm, as though serving the Lord and not people,


Cross References

Colossians 3:22-23

Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching -- like those who are strictly people-pleasers -- but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord.

Galatians 1:10

Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts.

Jeremiah 3:10

In spite of all this, Israel's sister, unfaithful Judah, has not turned back to me with any sincerity; she has only pretended to do so," says the Lord.

Jeremiah 24:7

I will give them the desire to acknowledge that I am the Lord. I will be their God and they will be my people. For they will wholeheartedly return to me.'

Matthew 7:21

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven -- only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 12:50

For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

Romans 6:17

But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to,

Philippians 2:12

So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,

Colossians 1:9

For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave of Christ, greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Ephesians 5:17

For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord's will is.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is God's will: that you become holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality,

Hebrews 10:36

For you need endurance in order to do God's will and so receive what is promised.

Hebrews 13:21

equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

1 Peter 2:15

For God wants you to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.

1 Peter 4:2

in that he spends the rest of his time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires.

1 John 2:17

And the world is passing away with all its desires, but the person who does the will of God remains forever.

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