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1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is just. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and thy mother, which 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 be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth. 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
4 And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your lords according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity 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 to the eye, as it were pleasing men: but, as the 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 With a good will serving, as to the Lord, and not to men. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man shall do, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond 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 you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatenings: knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven. And there is no respect of persons 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, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of his power. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits 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 our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high 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 unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day and to stand in all things 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 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of justice: 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 with the preparation 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 taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked 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 unto you 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 By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit: and in the same watching with all instance 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 speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, 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 an ambassador in a chain: so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought. 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 But that you also may know the things that concern me and what I am doing, Tychicus, my dearest brother and faithful minister 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 same purpose: that you may know the things concerning us, and that he may 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 be to the brethren and charity 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 them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption. Amen. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.