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Ephesians 6 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise), 2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--
3 that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 Servants, be obedient unto them that according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
6 not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
7 with good will doing service, as unto the Lord, and not unto men: 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether [he be] bond or free. 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, and forbear threatening: knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no respect of persons with him. 9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places]. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13 Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil [one]. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints, 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
19 And on my behalf, that utterance may be given unto me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, how I do, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 21 Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing.
22 whom I have sent unto you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ with [a love] incorruptible. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.