New American Standard Bible
6 (A)Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 (B)Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
5 (E)Slaves, be obedient to those who are your [a]masters according to the flesh, with (F)fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, (G)as to Christ; 6 (H)not [b]by way of eyeservice, as (I)men-pleasers, but as (J)slaves of Christ, (K)doing the will of God from the [c]heart. 7 With good will [d]render service, (L)as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 (M)knowing that (N)whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, (O)whether slave or free.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, (S)be strong in the Lord and in (T)the strength of His might. 11 (U)Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the (V)schemes of the devil. 12 For our (W)struggle is not against [e](X)flesh and blood, but (Y)against the rulers, against the powers, against the (Z)world forces of this (AA)darkness, against the (AB)spiritual forces of wickedness in (AC)the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up (AD)the full armor of God, so that you will be able to (AE)resist in (AF)the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, (AG)having girded your loins with truth, and having (AH)put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having (AI)shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 [f]in addition to all, taking up the (AJ)shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the (AK)flaming arrows of (AL)the evil one. 17 And take (AM)the helmet of salvation, and the (AN)sword of the Spirit, which is (AO)the word of God.
18 [g]With all (AP)prayer and petition [h](AQ)pray at all times (AR)in the Spirit, and with this in view, [i](AS)be on the alert with all (AT)perseverance and (AU)petition for all the saints, 19 and (AV)pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me (AW)in the opening of my mouth, to make known with (AX)boldness (AY)the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an (AZ)ambassador (BA)in [j]chains; that [k]in proclaiming it I may speak (BB)boldly, (BC)as I ought to speak.
21 (BD)But that you also may know about my circumstances, [l]how I am doing, (BE)Tychicus, (BF)the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you. 22 [m](BG)I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know [n]about us, and that he may (BH)comfort your hearts.
- Ephesians 6:5 I.e. earthly masters, with fear
- Ephesians 6:6 Lit according to
- Ephesians 6:6 Lit soul
- Ephesians 6:7 Lit rendering
- Ephesians 6:12 Lit blood and flesh
- Ephesians 6:16 Lit in all
- Ephesians 6:18 Lit Through
- Ephesians 6:18 Lit praying
- Ephesians 6:18 Lit being
- Ephesians 6:20 Lit a chain
- Ephesians 6:20 Two early mss read I may speak it boldly
- Ephesians 6:21 Lit what
- Ephesians 6:22 Lit Whom I have sent to you
- Ephesians 6:22 Lit the things about us
- Ephesians 6:24 Lit in incorruption
New International Version
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.(A) 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a](B)
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect(E) and fear, and with sincerity of heart,(F) just as you would obey Christ.(G) 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ,(H) doing the will of God from your heart. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,(I) 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do,(J) whether they are slave or free.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord(M) and in his mighty power.(N) 11 Put on the full armor of God,(O) so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,(P) but against the rulers, against the authorities,(Q) against the powers(R) of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.(S) 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,(T) so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,(U) with the breastplate of righteousness in place,(V) 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.(W) 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,(X) with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.(Y) 17 Take the helmet of salvation(Z) and the sword of the Spirit,(AA) which is the word of God.(AB)
18 And pray in the Spirit(AC) on all occasions(AD) with all kinds of prayers and requests.(AE) With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying(AF) for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me,(AG) that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly(AH) make known the mystery(AI) of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador(AJ) in chains.(AK) Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 Tychicus,(AL) the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are,(AM) and that he may encourage you.(AN)