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Ephesians 6 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Children, what you should do in union with the Lord is obey your parents, for this is right. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 "Honor your father and mother" - this is the first commandment that embodies a promise - 2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--
3 "so that it may go well with you, and you may live long in the Land."g 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
4 Fathers, don't irritate your children and make them resentful; instead, raise them with the Lord's kind of discipline and guidance. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 Slaves, obey your human masters with the same fear, trembling and singleheartedness with which you obey the Messiah. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
6 Don't obey just to win their favor, serving only when they are watching you; but serve as slaves of the Messiah, doing what God wants with all your 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 Work willingly as slaves, as people do who are serving not merely human beings but the Lord. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 Remember that whoever does good work, whether he be a slave or a free man, will be rewarded by the Lord. 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
9 And masters, treat your slaves the same way. Don't threaten them. Remember that in heaven both you and they have the same Master, and he has no favorites. 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, grow powerful in union with the Lord, in union with his mighty strength! 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Use all the armor and weaponry that God provides, so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of the Adversary. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
12 For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. 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 So take up every piece of war equipment God provides; so that when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist; and when the battle is won, you will still be standing. 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 Therefore, stand! Have the belt of truth buckled around your waist, put on righteousness for a breastplate, 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the Good News of shalom. 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 Always carry the shield of trust, with which you will be able to extinguish 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 the helmet of deliverance; along with the sword given by the Spirit, that is, the Word of God; 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 as you pray at all times, with all kinds of prayers and requests, in the Spirit, vigilantly and persistently, for all God's people. 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 pray for me, too, that whenever I open my mouth, the words will be given to me to be bold in making known 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 an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may speak boldly, the way I should. 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 Now, so that you may also be informed about how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus, the dear brother and a faithful worker for the Lord, will tell you everything. 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 This is the very reason I have sent him to you, so that you may know how we are getting along and so that he may comfort and encourage you. 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 Shalom to the brothers. May God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah give you love and trust. 23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be to all who love our Lord Yeshua the Messiah with undying love. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.