Ephesians 6

1 The children, obey* your, your* parents in the Lord; for* this is righteous. 2 Honor your, your* father and mother (which is the first commandment in the promise), 3 in order that it may become well with you, and you may be upon the earth a long time. 4 And the fathers, do not rouse your, your* children to anger, but rear them in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.

5 The bondservants, be obedient* to your * lords according to the flesh with fear and trembling, in clarity of your, your* heart, as to the Christ; 6 not according to eye, service, like men, pleasers, but like bondservants of the Christ, practicing the will of God from your * soul; 7 serving* with benevolence to the Lord and not to men. 8 Knowing that whatever good thing each one practices, he will be getting this from the Lord, whether bondservant or free man. 9 And the lords, do the same things toward them and be lax with the threatening; knowing that your, your* own Lord is also in the heavens and there is no favoritism from him.

10 Furthermore, my brethren, be empowered in the Lord and in the dominion of his strength. 11 Clothe yourselves with the full, armor of God, *that* you* may be able to stand up to the schemes of the devil. 12 Because the wrestling in us is not with flesh and blood, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world dominions of the darkness of this age, with the spiritual ones of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Because of this, take up the full, armor of God, in order that you* may be able to stand against the devil in the evil day, and to stand straight, having worked against all things. 14 Therefore stand, having girded your, your* loins in truth and having clothed yourselves with the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having tied the feet with* the readiness of the good, news of peace. 16 Upon all these things, when* you have taken up the shield of the faith, in which you* will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one; 17 also able to accept the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 through all prayer and supplication praying in all seasons in the Spirit and watching in this same thing in all perseverance and supplication concerning all the holy, ones. 19 And pray on my behalf, in order that the word may be given to me, in opening my mouth to make known the mystery of the good, news in boldness, 20 on behalf of which, I am an ambassador in a chain; in order that I should speak boldly in it, as it is essential for me to speak.

21 But in order that you* may also know the things in regard to me, what I am doing; I will make known to you* all things. Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, 22 whom I sent to you* *for this same thing, in order that you* might know the things concerning us, and in order that he might encourage your, your* hearts.

23 Peace to the brethren and love* with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace is with all those who love* our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption . Amen.

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