Ephesians 6:1-7 NLT

1 Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord,a for this is the right thing to do.

References for Ephesians 6:1

    • 6:1 - Or Children, obey your parents who belong to the Lord; some manuscripts read simply Children, obey your parents.
      2 “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise:
      3 If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”b

      References for Ephesians 6:3

        • 6:3 - Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16 .
          4 Fathers,c do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

          References for Ephesians 6:4

            • 6:4 - Or Parents.
              5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.
              6 Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.
              7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.