(A)Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but (B)bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Slaves and Masters

(C)Slaves, be obedient to those who are your [a]masters according to the flesh, with (D)fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, (E)as to Christ; (F)not [b]by way of [c]eye-service, as (G)people-pleasers, but as (H)slaves of Christ, (I)doing the will of God from the [d]heart. With goodwill [e]render service, (J)as to the Lord, and not to people, (K)knowing that (L)whatever good thing each one does, he will receive this back from the Lord, (M)whether slave or free.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:5 I.e., earthly masters, as in first-century Roman culture
  2. Ephesians 6:6 Lit according to
  3. Ephesians 6:6 I.e., only when the master is watching
  4. Ephesians 6:6 Lit soul
  5. Ephesians 6:7 Lit rendering