Children and Parents

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right.
References for Ephesians 6:1
      2 Honor your father and mother -which is the first commandmenta with a promise-
      References for Ephesians 6:2
        • a 6:2 - Or is a preeminent commandment
          3 that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land. b c d
          References for Ephesians 6:3
            • b 6:3 - Or life on the earth
            • c 6:3 - Col 3:20
            • d 6:3 - Ex 20:12
              4 And fathers, don't stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.e
              References for Ephesians 6:4
                • e 6:4 - Col 3:21

                  Slaves and Masters

                  5 Slaves, obey your humanf masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ.
                  References for Ephesians 6:5
                    • f 6:5 - Lit according to the flesh
                      6 Don't [work only] while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God's will from your heart.g
                      References for Ephesians 6:6
                        • g 6:6 - Lit from soul
                          7 Render service with a good attitude, 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.h
                          References for Ephesians 6:8
                            • h 6:8 - Col 3:22-25
                              9 And masters, treat them the same way, without threatening them, because you know that both their and your Master is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.i
                              References for Ephesians 6:9
                                • i 6:9 - Col 4:1

                                  Christian Warfare

                                  10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.
                                  References for Ephesians 6:10
                                      11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tacticsj of the Devil.
                                      References for Ephesians 6:11
                                        • j 6:11 - Or schemes, or tricks
                                          12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.k
                                          References for Ephesians 6:12
                                            • k 6:12 - Eph 1:3,20; 2:6; 3:10
                                              13 This is why you must take up the full armorl of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.
                                              References for Ephesians 6:13
                                                  14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,
                                                  15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.m
                                                  References for Ephesians 6:15
                                                    • m 6:15 - Ready to go tell others about the gospel
                                                      16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.
                                                      17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word.
                                                      18 With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
                                                      19 Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.
                                                      20 For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.

                                                      Paul's Farewell

                                                      21 Tychicus, our dearly loved brother and faithful servantn in the Lord, will tell you everything so that you also may know how I am and what I'm doing.
                                                      References for Ephesians 6:21
                                                        • n 6:21 - Or deacon
                                                          22 I am sending him to you for this very reason, to let you know how we are and to encourage your hearts.
                                                          23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
                                                          24 Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.o p
                                                          References for Ephesians 6:24
                                                            • o 6:24 - Other mss add Amen.
                                                            • p 6:24 - Lit all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption