Ephesians 6 New English Translation (NET Bible)
6 Children,[a] obey your parents in the Lord,[b] for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,”[c] which is the first commandment accompanied by a promise, namely, 3 “that it will go[d] well with you and that you will live[e] a long time on the earth.”[f]
5 Slaves,[i] obey your human masters[j] with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ, 6 not like those who do their work only when someone is watching[k]—as people-pleasers—but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart.[l] 7 Obey[m] with enthusiasm, as though serving the Lord[n] and not people, 8 because you know that each person, whether slave or free, if he does something good, this[o] will be rewarded by the Lord.
Exhortations for Spiritual Warfare
10 Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 11 Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand against the schemes[u] of the devil. 12 For our struggle[v] is not against flesh and blood,[w] but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness,[x] against the spiritual forces[y] of evil in the heavens.[z] 13 For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground[aa] on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm therefore, by fastening[ab] the belt of truth around your waist,[ac] by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 by fitting your[ad] feet with the preparation that comes from the good news[ae] of peace,[af] 16 and in all of this,[ag] by taking up the shield[ah] of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation[ai] and the sword[aj] of the Spirit (which is the word of God). 18 With every prayer and petition, pray[ak] at all times in the Spirit, and to this end[al] be alert, with all perseverance and petitions for all the saints. 19 Pray[am] for me also, that I may be given the right words when I begin to speak[an]—that I may confidently make known[ao] the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may be able to speak boldly as I ought to speak.
21 Tychicus, my[ap] dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will make everything known to you, so that you too may know about my circumstances,[aq] how I am doing. 22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know our circumstances[ar] and that he may encourage your hearts.