PAUL THE APOSTLE
Ephesians 6 ©
1 The apostle proceeds to the bounden duty of children towards their parents. 4 And of fathers towards their children. 5 Afterwards of servants toward their masters. 9 And of masters towards their servants. 10 At last he exhorts them in general to be strong in the Lord. 11 And describes the subtlety and power of Satan against whom they are to fight. 13 He arms them against him with the whole armor of God, which he rehearses in all parts. 18 Exhorts them besides to continual prayer. 19 And that for himself also, that he may speak the Gospel boldly in his bonds. 21 Testifies that he therefore sends Tychicus unto them to give them notice of his condition in all things. 23 And concludes the epistle, wishing them peace and love, with faith and grace.
CHILDREN,a obey your parents 1in the Lord: for this is right.
Honourb thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment 2with promise;)
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long 3on the earth.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children 4to wrath: butc bring them up in 5the nurture and 6admonition of the Lord.
Servants,d be obedient to them that are your masters according 7to the flesh, 8with fear 9and trembling, in singleness of your heart, 10as unto Christ;
Not with 11eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing 12the will of God from the heart;
With good will doing service, as 13to the Lord, and 14not to men:
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, 15the same 16shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
And,e ye masters, 17do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neitherf is there 18respect of persons with him.
Finally, my brethren, 19be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Putg on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the 20wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle 21not against 22flesh and blood, but against 23principalities, againsth powers, against the rulers 24of the darkness of this world, against 25spiritual wickedness 26in high places.
Wherefore take unto you 27thei whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in 28the evil day, and having 29done all, to stand.
30Standj therefore, having your 31loins girt about with 32truth, andk having on the breastplate of 33righteousness;
And your 34feet shod with the 35preparation of the gospel 36of peace;
Above all, taking 37the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to 38quench all 39the fiery darts of the wicked.
Andl take the helmet 40of salvation, andm the sword 41of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying alwaysn with all 42prayer and supplication 43in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication 44for all saints;
And foro me, that 45utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Forp which I am 46an ambassador 47inq bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Butr that ye also may know 48my affairs, and how I do, 49Tychicus,s a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
Whom I have sent untot you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort 50your hearts.
51Peace be to the brethren, and 52love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in 53sincerity. Amen.