Chapter 6Ephesians


1 :Children, obey your :parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honor thy :father and :mother (which is the commandment first with promise), 3 that it be well with thee, and thou be †long-lived on the earth. 4 And, ye, the fathers, provoke not your :children to wrath: but nurture them in the Lord’s chastening and admonition. 5 :Bondmen, be obedient to the lords, according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your :heart, as unto the Christ; 6 not in eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of :God from the soul 7 with good will; doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 knowing that what soever good each doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether bond or free. 9 And, ye, the lords, do the same things unto them, forbearing :threatening: knowing that the Lord of both them and you is in the heavens, and no respect of persons is with him.
10 For the rest, †be strong in the Lord, and in the might of his: strength. 11 Put on the whole armor of :God, that ye be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our :wrestling is not against blood and flesh, but against the principalities, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this :dark ness, against the spirituals of the wickedness in the heavenlies. 13 Wherefore take up the whole armor of :God, that ye be able to withstand in the evil :day, and, having done all thoroughly, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your :loin with truth, and put on the breastplate of :righteousness, 15 and shod your :feet with preparation of the gospel of :peace; 16 in all things taking up the shield of the faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery :darts of the evil one. 17 And receive the helmet of :salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word: 18 with all prayer and supplication pray ing at every season in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints, 19 and on my behalf, that †utterance be given me in opening my :mouth with boldness to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am ambassador in a chain; that in it I may be bold, as I ought to speak.
21 But that ye also may know my :affairs, how I do, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 22 whom I have sent unto you for this very purpose, that ye may know :our state, and that he comfort your :hearts.
23 Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The grace be with all that love our :Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption.