6 aChildren, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 bHonour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 bThat it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, cye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: dbut ebring them up in the nurture and fadmonition of the Lord.
5 gServants, be obedient to them that are your masters ggaccording to the flesh, hwith fear and trembling, giin singleness of your heart, iias unto Christ; 6 gNot with eyeservice, as jmenpleasers; but as kthe servants of Christ, doing lthe will of God from the heart; 7 mWith good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, nthe same shall he receive of the Lord, owhether he be bond or free. 9 And, pye masters, do the same things unto them, ||qforbearing threatening: knowing that ||kryour Master also is in heaven; sneither is there respect of persons with him.
10 Finally, my brethren, tbe strong in the Lord, and tin the power of his might. 11 uPut on vthe whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against wthe wiles of the devil. 12 For xwe wrestle not against †flesh and blood, but against yprincipalities, against ypowers, against zthe rulers of the darkness aof this world, against ||spiritual wickedness in ||high places. 13 bWherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in cthe evil day, and ||having done all, dto stand. 14 Stand therefore, ehaving your loins girt about with truth, and fhaving on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And gyour feet shod with the preparation of hthe gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking ithe shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the jfiery darts of kthe wicked. 17 And take fthe helmet of salvation, and lthe sword of the Spirit, which is mthe word of God: 18 nPraying always with all prayer and supplication oin the Spirit, and pwatching thereunto with all qperseverance and rsupplication for all saints; 19 And sfor me, that utterance may be given unto me, tthat I may open my mouth uboldly, to make known vthe mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I wam an ambassador ||xin bonds: that ||therein I umay speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But ythat ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, zTychicus, a beloved brother and afaithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that aahe might comfort your hearts. 23 bPeace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 cGrace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ ||in dsincerity. Amen.
Written from Rome unto the Ephesians aby Tychicus.
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