Submission to the Authorities

13 Let every person (A)be subject to the governing authorities. For (B)there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

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(A)Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

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21 (A)submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Wives and Husbands

22 (B)Wives, (C)submit to your own husbands, (D)as to the Lord.

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24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit (A)in everything to their husbands.

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Children and Parents

(A)Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

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Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, (A)but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Bondservants and Masters

(B)Bondservants,[a] obey your earthly masters[b] with fear and trembling, (C)with a sincere heart, (D)as you would Christ,

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:5 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 6; likewise for bondservant in verse 8
  2. Ephesians 6:5 Or your masters according to the flesh

Masters, do the same to them, (A)and stop your threatening, knowing that (B)he who is both their Master[a] and yours is in heaven, and that (C)there is no partiality with him.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:9 Greek Lord

17 (A)Honor everyone. (B)Love the brotherhood. (C)Fear God. Honor the emperor.

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