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  • Eph 6,15

Children and Parents

61sChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Prov. 1:8; 6:20; 23:22

2t“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Cited from Ex. 20:12

3“that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

4Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, ubut bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Gen. 18:19; Deut. 4:9; 6:7; 11:19; Ps. 78:4; Prov. 19:18; 22:6; 29:17; [2 Tim. 3:15]

Bondservants and Masters

5vBondservants,1 obey your earthly masters2 with fear and trembling, wwith a sincere heart, xas you would Christ,

[5:22]

[2 Cor. 11:3]

See 1 Pet. 2:18

Or your masters according to the flesh

Or slaves; also verse 6 (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

6not by the way of eye-service, as ypeople-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

See Gal. 1:10

7rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

8zknowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, awhether he is a bondservant3 or is free.

Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11

See Ps. 62:12

Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

9Masters, do the same to them, band stop your threatening, knowing that che who is both their Master4 and yours is in heaven, and that dthere is no partiality with him.

See Deut. 10:17

John 13:13; [Job 31:13-15]

Lev. 25:43

Greek Lord

The Whole Armor of God

10Finally, ebe strong in the Lord and in fthe strength of his might.

1:19

Rom. 4:20 (Gk.); 2 Tim. 2:1; [1 John 2:14]; See 3:16

11gPut on hthe whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against ithe schemes of the devil.

4:14

13; [2 Cor. 10:4]

14; Job 29:14; See Rom. 13:12

12For jwe do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against kthe rulers, against the authorities, against lthe cosmic powers over mthis present darkness, against nthe spiritual forces of evil oin the heavenly places.

See 1:3

[3:10]

Luke 22:53; Col. 1:13

See 2:2

1:21

See 1 Cor. 9:25

13Therefore ptake up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in qthe evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

5:16

[1 Pet. 4:1]

14Stand therefore, rhaving fastened on the belt of truth, and shaving put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Isa. 59:17; 1 Thess. 5:8; [Isa. 61:10; 2 Cor. 6:7]

1 Pet. 1:13; [Isa. 11:5]; See Luke 12:35

15and, tas shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

Isa. 52:7; Rom. 10:15; [Ex. 12:11]

16In all circumstances take up uthe shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all vthe flaming darts of wthe evil one;

See Matt. 13:19

[Ps. 120:4]

[1 John 5:4]

17and take sthe helmet of salvation, and xthe sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Heb. 4:12; [Isa. 49:2; Hos. 6:5; 2 Cor. 6:7]

[See 14 above]

18praying yat all times zin the Spirit, awith all prayer and supplication. To that end bkeep alert with all perseverance, making csupplication for all the saints,

1 Tim. 2:1

See Mark 13:33

Col. 4:2-4

Jude 20; See Rom. 8:26

Luke 18:1

19and dalso for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth eboldly to proclaim fthe mystery of the gospel,

3:3

See Acts 4:29

Col. 4:3; 1 Thess. 5:25; 2 Thess. 3:1; [Isa. 50:4]

20for which I gam an ambassador hin chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

See Acts 28:20

See 2 Cor. 5:20

Final Greetings

21iSo that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, jTychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything.

Acts 20:4; 2 Tim. 4:12; Titus 3:12

Col. 4:7-9

22I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may kencourage your hearts.

Col. 2:2

23lPeace be to the brothers,5 and mlove with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

[Gal. 5:6; 1 Thess. 5:8]

Gal. 6:16; 2 Thess. 3:16; 1 Pet. 5:14

Or brothers and sisters

24Grace be with all who nlove our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

[1 Cor. 16:22]