Ephesians 6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Children, do what is ordered by your fathers and mothers in the Lord: for this is right. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 Give honour to your father and mother (which is the first rule having a reward), 2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--
3 So that all may be well for you, and your life may be long on the earth. 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
4 And, you fathers, do not make your children angry: but give them training in the teaching and fear of the Lord. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 Servants, do what is ordered by those who are your natural masters, having respect and fear for them, with all your heart, as to Christ; 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
6 Not only under your master's eye, as pleasers of men; but as servants of Christ, doing the pleasure 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 Doing your work readily, as to the Lord, and not to men: 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 In the knowledge that for every good thing anyone does, he will have his reward from the Lord, If he is a servant or if he is free. 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
9 And, you masters, do the same things to them, not making use of violent words: in the knowledge that their Master and yours is in heaven, and he has no respect for a man's position. 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 Lastly, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Take up God's instruments of war, so that you may be able to keep your position against all the deceits of the Evil One. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
12 For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against authorities and powers, against the world-rulers of this dark night, against the spirits of evil in the heavens. 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 For this reason take up all the arms of God, so that you may be able to be strong in the evil day, and, having done all, to keep your place. 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 Take your place, then, having your body clothed with the true word, 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 Be ready with the good news of peace as shoes on your feet; 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 And most of all, using faith as a cover to keep off all the flaming arrows 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 salvation for your head-dress 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 prayers and deep desires, making requests at all times in the Spirit, and keeping watch, with strong purpose, in prayer 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 for me, that words may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make clear without fear the secret of the good news, 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 a representative in chains, and that I may say without fear the things which it is right for me to say. 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 But so that you may have knowledge of my business, and how I am, Tychicus, the well-loved brother and tested servant in the Lord, will give you news of 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 to you for this very purpose, so that you may have knowledge of our position, and that he may give comfort to 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 brothers, 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 those who have true love for our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.