Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 6:2-12

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Ephesians 6:2-12

NLT 2 “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: NIV 2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise-- NLT 3 If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” NIV 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." NLT 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord. NIV 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. NLT 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. NIV 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. NLT 6 Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. NIV 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. NLT 7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. NIV 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, NLT 8 Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free. NIV 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free. NLT 9 Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites. NIV 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. NLT 10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. NIV 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. NLT 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. NIV 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. NLT 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. NIV 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.