Family Relationships

1 1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

References for Ephesians 6:1

2 2HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise ),

References for Ephesians 6:2

4 3Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but 4bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
5 5Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with 6fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, 7as to Christ;

References for Ephesians 6:5

    • a 6:5 - I.e. earthly masters, with fear
      6 8not by way of eyeservice, as 9men-pleasers, but as 10slaves of Christ, 11doing the will of God from the heart.

      References for Ephesians 6:6

        • b 6:6 - Lit "according to"
        • c 6:6 - Lit "soul"
          7 With good will render service, 12as to the Lord, and not to men,

          References for Ephesians 6:7

            • d 6:7 - Lit "rendering"
              9 And masters, do the same things to them, and 16give up threatening, knowing that 17both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is 18no partiality with Him.

              The Armor of God

              10 Finally, 19be strong in the Lord and in 20the strength of His might.

              References for Ephesians 6:10

              11 21Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the 22schemes of the devil.

              References for Ephesians 6:11

              12 For our 23struggle is not against 24flesh and blood, but 25against the rulers, against the powers, against the 26world forces of this 27darkness, against the 28spiritual forces of wickedness in 29the heavenly places.

              References for Ephesians 6:12

              13 Therefore *, take up 30the full armor of God, so that you will be able to 31resist in 32the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

              References for Ephesians 6:13

              15 and having 35shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE;

              References for Ephesians 6:15

              16 in addition to all, taking up the 36shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the 37flaming arrows of 38the evil one.

              References for Ephesians 6:16

              17 And take 39THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the 40sword of the Spirit, which is 41the word of God.

              References for Ephesians 6:17

              18 With all 42prayer and petition 43pray at all times 44in the Spirit, and with this in view, 45be on the alert with all 46perseverance and 47petition for all the saints,

              References for Ephesians 6:18

              19 and 48pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me 49in the opening of my mouth, to make known with 50boldness 51the mystery of the gospel,
              20 for which I am an 52ambassador 53in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak 54boldly, 55as I ought to speak.

              References for Ephesians 6:20

                • j 6:20 - Lit "a chain"
                • k 6:20 - Two early mss read "I may speak it boldly"
                  21 56But that you also may know about my circumstances *, how I am doing, 57Tychicus, 58the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.

                  References for Ephesians 6:21

                  22 59I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may 60comfort your hearts.

                  References for Ephesians 6:22

                    • m 6:22 - Lit "Whom I have sent to you"
                    • n 6:22 - Lit "the things about us"
                      23 61Peace be to the brethren, and 62love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
                      24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.

                      References for Ephesians 6:24

                        • o 6:24 - Lit "in incorruption"