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Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:1 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:2 - “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:3 - “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:4 - Fathers,[fn] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:5 - Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:6 - Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:7 - Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:8 - because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:9 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:10 - Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:11 - Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:12 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:13 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:14 - Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:15 - and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:16 - In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:17 - Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:18 - 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 Lord’s people.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:19 - Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:20 - for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:21 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:22 - I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:23 - Peace to the brothers and sisters,[fn] and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:24 - Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.[fn]
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Deut. 5:16
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The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
Or Grace and immortality to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ.

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