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Ephesians 6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Children and Parents

Children, obey your parents in the Lord,[a] for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—this is the first commandment with a promise: “so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Slaves and Masters

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.

And, masters, do the same to them. Stop threatening them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and with him there is no partiality.

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our[b] struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. 15 As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. 16 With all of these,[c] take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. 19 Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,[d] 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.

Personal Matters and Benediction

21 So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus will tell you everything. He is a dear brother and a faithful minister in the Lord. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, to let you know how we are, and to encourage your hearts.

23 Peace be to the whole community,[e] and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.[f]

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 6:1 Other ancient authorities lack in the Lord
  2. Ephesians 6:12 Other ancient authorities read your
  3. Ephesians 6:16 Or In all circumstances
  4. Ephesians 6:19 Other ancient authorities lack of the gospel
  5. Ephesians 6:23 Gk to the brothers
  6. Ephesians 6:24 Other ancient authorities add Amen
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6 SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT)

Τὰ τέκνα, ὑπακούετε τοῖς γονεῦσιν ὑμῶν ἐν κυρίῳ, τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν δίκαιον· τίμα τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ τὴν μητέρα, ἥτις ἐστὶν ἐντολὴ πρώτη ἐν ἐπαγγελίᾳ, ἵνα εὖ σοι γένηται καὶ ἔσῃ μακροχρόνιος ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

Καὶ οἱ πατέρες, μὴ παροργίζετε τὰ τέκνα ὑμῶν, ἀλλὰ ἐκτρέφετε αὐτὰ ἐν παιδείᾳ καὶ νουθεσίᾳ κυρίου.

Οἱ δοῦλοι, ὑπακούετε τοῖς [a]κατὰ σάρκα κυρίοις μετὰ φόβου καὶ τρόμου ἐν ἁπλότητι τῆς καρδίας ὑμῶν ὡς τῷ Χριστῷ, μὴ κατ’ ὀφθαλμοδουλίαν ὡς ἀνθρωπάρεσκοι ἀλλ’ ὡς [b]δοῦλοι Χριστοῦ ποιοῦντες τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ, ἐκ ψυχῆς μετ’ εὐνοίας δουλεύοντες, ὡς τῷ κυρίῳ καὶ οὐκ ἀνθρώποις, εἰδότες ὅτι [c]ἕκαστος, ὃ ἂν ποιήσῃ ἀγαθόν, τοῦτο [d]κομίσεται [e]παρὰ κυρίου, εἴτε δοῦλος εἴτε ἐλεύθερος.

Καὶ οἱ κύριοι, τὰ αὐτὰ ποιεῖτε πρὸς αὐτούς, ἀνιέντες τὴν ἀπειλήν, εἰδότες ὅτι καὶ [f]αὐτῶν καὶ ὑμῶν ὁ κύριός ἐστιν ἐν οὐρανοῖς, καὶ προσωπολημψία οὐκ ἔστιν παρ’ αὐτῷ.

10 [g]Τοῦ λοιποῦ ἐνδυναμοῦσθε ἐν κυρίῳ καὶ ἐν τῷ κράτει τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ. 11 ἐνδύσασθε τὴν πανοπλίαν τοῦ θεοῦ πρὸς τὸ δύνασθαι ὑμᾶς στῆναι πρὸς τὰς μεθοδείας τοῦ διαβόλου· 12 ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἡμῖν ἡ πάλη πρὸς αἷμα καὶ σάρκα, ἀλλὰ πρὸς τὰς ἀρχάς, πρὸς τὰς ἐξουσίας, πρὸς τοὺς κοσμοκράτορας τοῦ [h]σκότους τούτου, πρὸς τὰ πνευματικὰ τῆς πονηρίας ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις. 13 διὰ τοῦτο ἀναλάβετε τὴν πανοπλίαν τοῦ θεοῦ, ἵνα δυνηθῆτε ἀντιστῆναι ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ πονηρᾷ καὶ ἅπαντα κατεργασάμενοι στῆναι. 14 στῆτε οὖν περιζωσάμενοι τὴν ὀσφὺν ὑμῶν ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, καὶ ἐνδυσάμενοι τὸν θώρακα τῆς δικαιοσύνης, 15 καὶ ὑποδησάμενοι τοὺς πόδας ἐν ἑτοιμασίᾳ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τῆς εἰρήνης, 16 [i]ἐν πᾶσιν ἀναλαβόντες τὸν θυρεὸν τῆς πίστεως, ἐν ᾧ δυνήσεσθε πάντα τὰ βέλη τοῦ [j]πονηροῦ πεπυρωμένα σβέσαι· 17 καὶ τὴν περικεφαλαίαν τοῦ σωτηρίου [k]δέξασθε, καὶ τὴν μάχαιραν τοῦ πνεύματος, ὅ ἐστιν ῥῆμα θεοῦ, 18 διὰ πάσης προσευχῆς καὶ δεήσεως, προσευχόμενοι ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ ἐν πνεύματι, καὶ εἰς [l]αὐτὸ ἀγρυπνοῦντες ἐν πάσῃ προσκαρτερήσει καὶ δεήσει περὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων, 19 καὶ ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ, ἵνα μοι δοθῇ λόγος ἐν ἀνοίξει τοῦ στόματός μου, ἐν παρρησίᾳ γνωρίσαι τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ εὐαγγελίου 20 ὑπὲρ οὗ πρεσβεύω ἐν ἁλύσει, ἵνα ἐν αὐτῷ παρρησιάσωμαι ὡς δεῖ με λαλῆσαι.

21 Ἵνα δὲ [m]εἰδῆτε καὶ ὑμεῖς τὰ κατ’ ἐμέ, τί πράσσω, πάντα [n]γνωρίσει ὑμῖν Τυχικὸς ὁ ἀγαπητὸς ἀδελφὸς καὶ πιστὸς διάκονος ἐν κυρίῳ, 22 ὃν ἔπεμψα πρὸς ὑμᾶς εἰς αὐτὸ τοῦτο ἵνα γνῶτε τὰ περὶ ἡμῶν καὶ παρακαλέσῃ τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν.

23 Εἰρήνη τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς καὶ ἀγάπη μετὰ πίστεως ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. 24 ἡ χάρις μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἀγαπώντων τὸν κύριον ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐν [o]ἀφθαρσίᾳ.

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  1. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:5 κατὰ σάρκα κυρίοις WH Treg NIV ] κυρίοις κατὰ σάρκα RP
  2. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:6 δοῦλοι WH Treg NIV ] + τοῦ RP
  3. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:8 ἕκαστος ὃ ἂν Treg ] ἕκαστος ἐάν τι WH NIV; ὃ ἐάν τι ἕκαστος RP
  4. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:8 κομίσεται WH Treg NIV ] κομιεῖται RP
  5. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:8 παρὰ WH Treg NIV ] + τοῦ RP
  6. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:9 αὐτῶν καὶ ὑμῶν WH Treg NIV ] ὑμῶν αὐτῶν RP
  7. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:10 Τοῦ λοιποῦ WH Treg NIV ] Τὸ λοιπόν ἀδελφοί μου RP
  8. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:12 σκότους WH Treg NIV ] + τοῦ αἰῶνος RP
  9. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:16 ἐν WH Treg NIV ] ἐπὶ RP
  10. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:16 πονηροῦ Holmes WHmarg Tregmarg ] + τὰ WH Treg NIV RP
  11. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:17 δέξασθε WH Treg NIV ] δέξασθαι RP
  12. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:18 αὐτὸ WH Treg NIV ] + τοῦτο RP
  13. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:21 εἰδῆτε καὶ ὑμεῖς WH NIV RP ] καὶ ὑμεῖς εἰδῆτε Treg
  14. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:21 γνωρίσει ὑμῖν WH Treg NIV ] ὑμῖν γνωρίσει RP
  15. ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 6:24 ἀφθαρσίᾳ WH Treg NIV ] + Ἀμήν RP
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