Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.
"Honor your father and mother." This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise.
And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, "you will live a long life, full of blessing." a4
And now a word to you fathers. Don't make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.
Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.
Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)