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Ephesians 6 LEB/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 your father and mother" (which is the first commandment with a promise), 2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--
3 "in order that it may be well with you, and you may {live a long time} on the earth." 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
4 And fathers, do not make your children angry, 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, in the sincerity 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 {while being watched}, as people pleasers, but as slaves 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 serving with goodwill as to the Lord and not to people, 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 [because you] know that each one of you, whatever good he should do, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether 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 And masters, do the same [things] to them, giving up threats, knowing that both their Lord and yours is in heaven, and 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, become strong in the Lord and in the might of his strength. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil, 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
12 because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [forces] 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 Because of this, take up the full armor of God, in order that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, 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, girding your waist with truth, and putting 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 binding [shoes] under your feet with the preparation of the good news of peace, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 in everything taking up the shield of faith, with which you are able to quench 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 receive 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 times in the Spirit, and to this [end] being alert with 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 for me, that a word may be given to me at the opening of 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 the sake of which I am an ambassador in chains, that {in them} I may speak freely, as it is necessary for me to speak. 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 Now, so that you also may know {my circumstances}, what I am doing, Tychicus, my dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will 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 to you for this very [reason], that you may know {our circumstances}, and 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 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 in incorruptibility. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.