Ephesians 6Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Children, Honor Your Parents
6 Children, be obeying your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Be honoring your father and mother”— which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “in order that it may be well with you and you may be long-lived upon the earth” [Deut 5:16].
Fathers, Nourish Your Children In The Lord
Slaves And Masters, Live As Slaves of Christ
5 Slaves, be obeying your masters according-to the flesh with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ— 6 not by way of eye-service as people-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul, 7 serving with good-will as to the Lord and not to people, 8 knowing that each one, if he does anything good, will receive this back from the Lord, whether slave or free. 9 And masters, be doing the same things to them, giving-up the threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in the heavens, and there is no respect-of-persons with Him.
Finally, Put On The Full Armor of God So You Can Stand Against The Spiritual Forces of Evil
10 Finally, become-strong in the Lord and in the might of His strength. 11 Put-on the full-armor of God so-that you may be able to stand against the schemes[c] of the devil, 12 because the struggle[d] for us is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-powers[e] of this darkness, against the spiritual forces[f] of evilness in the heavenly-places. 13 For this reason, take-up the full-armor of God in order that you may be able to resist[g] on the evil day, and having worked[h] everything, to stand.
Stand Armored With Truth, Righteousness, And Faith, Wielding God’s Word And Prayer
14 Stand [firm] therefore, having girded[i] your waist with truth, and having put-on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having sandaled your feet with the readiness[j] of the good-news of peace, 16 with all these having taken-up the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword[k] of [l] the Spirit, which is the Word of God, 18 praying with every-kind-of prayer and petition at every opportunity[m] in the Spirit, and keeping-alert for it with all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints— 19 and for me, that a word may be given to me in connection with the opening of my mouth with boldness to make-known the mystery of the good-news 20 for the sake of which I am-an-ambassador in a chain, that with[n] it I may speak-boldly[o] as I ought-to speak.
21 Now in order that you also may know the things concerning me, what I am doing, Tychicus will make everything known to you— the beloved brother and faithful minister[p] in the Lord 22 whom I sent to you for this very reason, in order that you may know the things concerning us and he may encourage your hearts. 23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all the ones loving our Lord Jesus Christ with undecayability[q].
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