Ephesians 6
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Children and Parents
(Colossians 3:18–21)

1Children, listen to your parents in the Lord: for this is just. 2Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first command with solemn promise;) 3That it may be well to thee, and thou mayest be long time upon earth.

4And, fathers, be not angry with your children: but bring them up in the instruction and reminding of the Lord.

Serving with Honor
(Colossians 3:22–25; 1 Timothy 6:1–2)

5Servants, listen to lords according to the flesh, with fear and tremor, in simplicity of your heart, as to Christ; 6Not with eye-service, as menpleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul: 7With affection serving the Lord, and not men. 8Knowing that whatever good each might do, this he shall receive from the Lord, whether a servant or free.

9And, lords, do ye the same things to them, letting go threatening: knowing that also your own Lord is in the heavens; and distinction of persons is not with him.

The Full Armor of God

10As to the rest, my brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the strength of his power. 11Put on the complete armor of God, for you to be able to stand against the artifices of the accuser. 12For the wrestling is not to us against blood and flesh, but against beginnings, against powers, against the chiefs of the world of darkness of this life, against spiritual things of wickedness in heavenly things. 13For this take up the complete armor of God, that ye might be able to withstand in the evil day, and having effected all things, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having girded your loins around with truth, and put on the armor of justice; 15And fastened under the feet in preparation of the good news of peace; 16Over all, having taken the shield of faith, in which ye shall be able to quench all the inflamed darts of evil. 17And take ye the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18By all prayer and supplication praying in all time in Spirit, and for this same watching vigilantly in all perseverance and supplication for the holy: 19And for me, that the word might be given me, in the opening of my mouth in freedom of speech, to make known the mystery of the good news, 20For which I am an ambassador in perplexity: that in it I might speak freely, as I ought to speak.

Final Greetings
(Philippians 4:21–23; 2 Timothy 4:19–22)

21And that ye also might know the things concerning me, what I do, Tychicus will make all things known to you, the dearly beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord: 22Whom I sent to you for this same, that ye might know the things concerning us, and he might comfort your hearts.

23Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24Grace with all loving our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibleness. Amen.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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