Ephesians 6 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Sons, obey ye to your father and mother, in the Lord; for this thing is rightful [for this thing is just, or rightful]. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 Honour thou thy father and mother, that is the first commandment in [the] promise; 2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--
3 that it be well to thee, and that thou be long living 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, do not ye provoke your sons to wrath; but nourish ye them in the teaching and chastising of the Lord [but nourish them in the discipline and correction, or chastising, of the Lord]. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 Servants, obey ye to fleshly lords with dread and trembling, in simpleness of 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 serving at the eye [not serving at eye], as pleasing to men, but as servants of Christ; doing the will of God by discretion, 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 serving as to the Lord, and not as to men [and not to men]; 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 witting that each man, whatever good thing he shall do, he shall receive this of the Lord [this he shall receive of the Lord], whether servant, whether free man. 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
9 And, ye lords, do the same things to them, forgiving menacings [forgiving menaces]; witting that both their Lord and yours is in heavens, and the taking of persons is not with God. 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 Here afterward, brethren, be ye comforted in the Lord, and in the might of his virtue. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Clothe you with the armour of God, that ye be able to stand against the ambushings [the ambushings, or assailings,] 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 why striving is not to us against flesh and blood [For striving, or battle, is not to us against flesh and blood], but against [the] princes and potentates, against governors of the world of these darknesses, against spiritual things of wickedness, in heavenly things. 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 Therefore take ye the armour of God, that ye be able to against-stand in the evil day; and in all things stand perfect. 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 ye, and be girded about your loins in soothfastness [Therefore stand ye, girded about your loins in soothfastness], and clothed with the habergeon of rightwiseness, 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and your feet shod in making ready of the gospel of peace. 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In all things take ye the shield of faith, in which ye be able to quench all the fiery darts of him that is most wicked. [+In all things taking the shield of faith, in which ye be able to quench all the fiery darts of the worst.] 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 ye the helmet of health, and the sword of the Ghost, 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 By all prayer and beseeching pray ye all time in Spirit, and in him waking in all busyness, and beseeching for all holy men, [By all prayer and beseeching praying all time in Spirit, and in him waking in all busyness, and beseeching for all 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 word be given to me in opening of my mouth, with trust to make known 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 set in message in a chain [for which I am set in legacy, or message, in this chain]; so that in it I be hardy to speak, as it behooveth me [to speak out]. 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 And [that] ye know, what things be about me, what I do, Tychicus, my most dear brother, and true minister in the Lord, shall make all things known to you; 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 sent to you for this same thing, that ye know what things be about us, and that he 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 to brethren, and charity, with faith of God our Father, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. 23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace with all men that love our Lord Jesus Christ in uncorruption. Amen, that is, So be it. [Grace with all that love our Lord Jesus in uncorruption. Amen.] 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.