1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.
2 Honor your father and mother (this is the first commandment with a promise attached),
2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
2 "Honor your father and mother"" (This is a very important commandment with a promise.)
3 that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
3 so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
3 ""so that it may go well for you, and that you may have a long life on the earth."
4 And you fathers, do not irritate your children, but bring them up in the nature and admonition of the Lord.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up by training and instructing them about the Lord.
5 Slaves, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with reverence and humility, in singleness of heart as if to Christ himself;
5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear, trembling, and sincerity, as when you obey the Messiah.
6 not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as the slaves of Christ, doing the will of God;
6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
6 Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.
7 slaving with good-will from your heart, as for the Lord and not for men;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
7 Serve willingly, as if you were serving the Lord and not merely people,
8 because you know that whatever good any man does, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be slave or free man.
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
8 knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.
8 because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.
9 And you masters, show the same spirit to your slaves, and stop threatening them; for you know that your masters and theirs is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons with him.
9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
9 Masters, treat your slaves the same way. Do not threaten them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
10 Finally, my brothers, let your hearts be strengthened in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, relying on his mighty strength.
11 Put on all the panoply of God, so that you may be able to stand your ground against the stratagems of the devil.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the Devil's strategies.
12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the despotisms, the empires, the rulers of this present darkness, the spirit-hosts of evil in the heavenly realm.
12 For our (W)struggle is not against (e)(X)flesh and blood, but (Y)against the rulers, against the powers, against the (Z)world forces of this (AA)darkness, against the (AB)spiritual forces of wickedness in (AC)the heavenly places.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
12 For our battle is not against flesh(P) and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,(Q) against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil(R) in the heavens.(S)
12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.
13 Therefore take up the panoply of God, so that when the evil day comes you may be able to withstand them, and having overthrown them all, to stand your ground.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
13 For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.
14 Stand firm then, girt about with the belt of truth, and wearing the breastplate of righteousness,
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
14 Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having your feet shod with the stability of the gospel of peace.
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
15 and being firm-footed in the gospel of peace.
16 And take up to cover you the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming darts of the Evil One.
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
16 In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one,
17 Take likewise the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
17 also take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Continue to pray at all times, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching for it with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.
19 and for me, that utterance may be given me to open my mouth boldly, and to make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador,
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
19 Pray also for me, so that, when I begin to speak, the right words will come to me. Then I will boldly make known the secret of the gospel,
20 and in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it boldly as I ought to speak.
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
20 for whose sake I am an ambassador in chains, desiring to declare the gospel as boldly as I should.
21 But that you also may know my affairs and how I do, Tychicus, my beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
21 So that you may know what has happened to me and how I am doing, Tychicus, our dear brother and a faithful minister in service to the Lord, will tell you everything.
22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about us, and that he may cheer your hearts.
22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
22 I am sending him to you for this very reason, so that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts.
23 Peace to the brothers and love, with faith from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
23 May peace and love, with faith, be with the brothers, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah!
24 May grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with sincerity.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
24 May grace be with all who sincerely love the Lord Jesus, the Messiah!
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