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Ephesians 6:1–3

Children and Parents

sChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. t“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

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Ephesians 6:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Ephesians 6:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Children, obey your parents as the Lord wants, because this is the right thing to do. The command says, “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first command that has a promise with it—“Then everything will be well with you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise), that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Ephesians 6:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is just. Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest be long-lived on the earth.

Ephesians 6:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Children, obey your parents because you are Christians.This is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother that everything may go well for you, and you may have a long life on earth.” This is an important commandment with a promise.

Ephesians 6:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Children, obey your parents as you would the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.

Ephesians 6:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—this is the first commandment with a promise: “so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (which is the first commandment with a promise), “in order that it may be well with you, and you may live a long time on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it’s the right thing to do. Scripture says, “Honor your father and mother.” That is the first commandment that has a promise. “Then things will go well with you. You will live a long time on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),

so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.