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In chapter 6 of Ephesians, Paul talks about the following subjects:

1. He tells children to obey their parents, and promises them that a blessing would come to them if they did.

2. Fathers must treat their children in such a way that they will grow up to be good Christians.

3. He tells servants/slaves what their duty is toward their masters.

4. He tells masters what their duty is toward their servants/slaves.

5. Put on the whole armor of God as Christian soldiers.

6. They need to pray, especially for Paul so he can freely tell others about Christ.

7. In conclusion, he tells them that if they want to know what he’s doing just ask Tychicus.



7 Render service
     with good will,
     as to the Lord,
          and not to men,
          8 knowing that whatever good each one does,
               slave or free,
               he will receive this back
                    from the Lord.

​​Ephesians 6:7-8

The Easy Study Bible Diagramed

Words to study

Render service – to be a slave, serve, do service; in a good sense, to yield obedience; in a bad sense, of those who become slaves to some base power, to yield to, give one’s self up to

good will
– goodwill, kindness

– he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord

– a human being, whether male or female

knowing – to see; to perceive with the eyes; to perceive by any of the senses; notice, discern, discover; to pay attention, observe; to inspect, examine; to look at, behold; to know; to have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to

good – of good constitution or nature; useful, salutary; good, pleasant, agreeable, joyful, happy; excellent, distinguished; upright, honorable

each one – each, every

does – to make; to make ready, to prepare; to produce, bear, shoot forth; to carry out, to execute

– a slave, bondman, man of servile condition; devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests; a servant, attendant

free – freeborn; in a civil sense, one who is not a slave; of one who ceases to be a slave, freed, manumitted; free, exempt, unrestrained, not bound by an obligation

will receive back – to care for, take care of, provide for; to take up or carry away in order to care for and preserve; to carry away, bear off; to receive, obtain: the promised blessing; to receive what was previously one’s own, to get back, receive back, recover​


 Verse 7: The bottom line here is that a Christian’s ultimate reward will come from the Lord. So all service is to be done for Him.​



Ephesians The Easy Study Bible Commentary

Verse for October 8





7 Render service with good will, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.

Ephesians 6:7-8

The Easy Study Bible

Greek Paraphrase 

7 Do your work with good will, as though you served the Lord, and not to men, 8 remembering that the Lord will reward each of us, whether slave or free, for the good work we do.

Ephesians 6:7-8

Ephesians The Easy Study Bible Commentary