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Ephesians 6:1-3Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Children and Parents

Children, obey your parents the way the Lord wants, because this is the right thing to do. The command says, “You must respect your father and mother.”[a] This is the first command that has a promise with it. And this is the promise: “Then all will go well with you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 6:2 Quote from Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16.
  2. Ephesians 6:3 Quote from Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Ephesians 6:1-3The Message (MSG)

1-3 Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. “Honor your father and mother” is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely, “so you will live well and have a long life.”

The Message (MSG)

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Ephesians 6:1-3New Living Translation (NLT)

Children and Parents

Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord,[a] 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.”[b]

Footnotes:

  1. 6:1 Or Children, obey your parents who belong to the Lord; some manuscripts read simply Children, obey your parents.
  2. 6:2-3 Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16.
New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


Ephesians 6:1-3English Standard Version (ESV)

Children and Parents

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

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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