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Ephesians 6

The duty of children towards their parents,

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in [the] Lord, for this is just. Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, Ephesians 6:3 that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest be long-lived on the earth. Ephesians 6:4 And [ye] fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in [the] discipline and admonition of [the] Lord.

of servants towards their masters.

Ephesians 6:5 Bondmen, obey masters according to flesh, with fear and trembling, in simplicity of your heart as to the Christ; Ephesians 6:6 not with eye-service as men-pleasers; but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from [the] soul, Ephesians 6:7 serving with good will as to the Lord, and not to men; Ephesians 6:8 knowing that whatever good each shall do, this he shall receive of [the] Lord, whether bond or free. Ephesians 6:9 And, masters, do the same things towards them, giving up threatening, knowing that both their and your Master is in heaven, and there is no acceptance of persons with him.

Our life is a warfare,

Ephesians 6:10 For the rest, brethren, be strong in [the] Lord, and in the might of his strength. Ephesians 6:11 Put on the panoply of God, that ye may be able to stand against the artifices of the devil:

not only against flesh and blood, but also spiritual enemies.

Ephesians 6:12 because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against authorities, against the universal lords of this darkness, against spiritual [power] of wickedness in the heavenlies.

The complete armour of a Christian,

Ephesians 6:13 For this reason take [to you] the panoply of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having accomplished all things, to stand. Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having girt about your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Ephesians 6:15 and shod your feet with [the] preparation of the glad tidings of peace: Ephesians 6:16 besides all [these], having taken the shield of faith with which ye will be able to quench all the inflamed darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:17 Have also the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word;

and how it ought to be used.

Ephesians 6:18 praying at all seasons, with all prayer and supplication in [the] Spirit, and watching unto this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints; Ephesians 6:19 and for me in order that utterance may be given to me in [the] opening of my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the glad tidings, Ephesians 6:20 for which I am an ambassador [bound] with a chain, that I may be bold in it as I ought to speak.

Tychicus is commended.

Ephesians 6:21 But in order that *ye* also may know what concerns me, how I am getting on, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in [the] Lord, shall make all things known to you; Ephesians 6:22 whom I have sent to you for this very thing, that ye may know of our affairs and that he may encourage your hearts. Ephesians 6:23 Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God [the] Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:24 Grace with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption.

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