New Living Translation
If you honor your father and mother, "things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth."
King James Bible
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest be long-lived on the earth.
World English Bible
"that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth."
Young's Literal Translation
which is the first command with a promise, 'That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live a long time upon the land.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:3 That thou mayest live long upon the earth - This is usually fulfilled to eminently dutiful children; and he who lives long and well has a long seed - time for the eternal harvest. But this promise, in the Christian dispensation, is to be understood chiefly in a more exalted and Spiritual sense.
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'Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.'--Eph. vi. 15. Paul drew the first draft of this picture of the Christian armour in his first letter. It is a finished picture here. One can fancy that the Roman soldier to whom he was chained in his captivity, whilst this letter was being written, unconsciously sat for his likeness, and that each piece of his accoutrements was seized in succession by the Apostle's imagination and turned to a Christian use. It is worth noticing that there …
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"Honor your father and mother, as the LORD your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Stay on the path that the LORD your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.
You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be!
And do not build houses or plant crops or vineyards, but always live in tents. If you follow these commands, you will live long, good lives in the land.'
"Honor your father and mother." This is the first commandment with a promise:
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
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