1Children,obeyyourparentsin the Lord:forthisisright.2Honourthyfatherandmother; (which is the firstcommandmentwith promise;)
3That it may bewell with thee,and thou mayest live longon the earth.4And, ye fathers,provokenotyourchildren to wrath : butbringthemupin the nurtureandadmonition of the Lord.5Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh,withfearandtrembling,insingleness of yourheart,as unto Christ;6Notwitheyeservice,asmenpleasers;butas the servants of Christ,doing the will of Godfrom the heart;7With good will doing service , as to the Lord,andnot to men:8Knowingthatwhatsoevergoodthing any mandoeth , the same shall he receiveof the Lord,whether he be bondorfree.9And, ye masters,do the same thingsuntothem,forbearingathreatening:knowingthatyourMasteralsoisinheaven;neitheristhere respect of personswithhim.10Finally,mybrethren, be strongin the Lord,andin the power of hismight.11
Put on the whole armour of God,thatye may be able to standagainst the wiles of the devil.12Forwewrestlenotagainstfleshbandblood,butagainstprincipalities,againstpowers,against the rulers of the darkness of thisworld,againstspiritualwickednessinhigh places.
13Whereforetake unto you the whole armour of God,that ye may be able to withstandin the evilday,and having doneall, to stand .
14Standtherefore,havingyourloins girt aboutwithtruth,and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15And your feetshodwith the preparation of the gospel of peace;16Aboveall,taking the shield of faith,wherewithye shall be able to quenchall the fierydarts of the wicked.17Andtake the helmet of salvation,and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18Prayingalwayswithallprayerandsupplicationin the Spirit,andwatchingthereuntowithallperseveranceandsupplicationforallsaints;19Andforme,thatutterance may be given unto me, that I may openmymouthboldly , to make known the mystery of the gospel,20Forwhich I am an ambassadorinbonds:cthatthereinI may speak boldly , asIought to speak .
21Butthatyealso may knowmyaffairs, and how I do , Tychicus, a belovedbrotherandfaithfulministerin the Lord, shall make known to you all things:22Whom I have sentuntoyoufor the samepurpose,that ye might knowouraffairs,and that he might comfortyourhearts.23Peace be to the brethren,andlovewithfaith,fromGod the Fatherand the LordJesusChrist.24Grace be withall them that loveourLordJesusChristinsincerity.dAmen . [To the EphesianswrittenfromRome,byTychicus.]