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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 your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--
3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land." 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-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 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality 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 you may be able to stand against the schemes 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 we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil 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 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 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 fastened on the belt of 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, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming 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 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making 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 also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim 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 I may declare it 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 So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in 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 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage 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 who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.