Ephesians 6:1

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Children, do what is ordered by your fathers and mothers in the Lord: for this is right.
- Basic English Bible

Children, obey your parents in [the] Lord, for this is just.
- Darby Bible

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
- Webster's Bible

Children, be obedient to your parents as a Christian duty, for it is a duty.
- Weymouth Bible

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
- World English Bible

Sones, obeische ye to youre fadir and modir, in the Lord; for this thing is riytful.
- Wycliffe Bible

The children! obey your parents in the Lord, for this is righteous;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:1


6:1 Children, obey your parents - In all things lawful. The will of the parent is a law to the child. In the Lord - For his sake. For this is right - Manifestly just and reasonable.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:1


Eph 6:1 The Christian Warfare SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 6: Mutual Duties of Children and Parents. Of Servants and Masters. The Warfare of the Saints. The Armor of God. The Sword of the Spirit. Constant Prayer Commanded. Benediction. Children, obey your parents. The duty of obedience to parents is older than Christianity; as old as the parental relations. In the Lord. Unless they require of you things forbidden by the Lord. Our duty to Christ is superior, and if parents require us to disobey him, we must still be loyal to him. This passage has been thought to imply that all children of Christians are baptized in infancy into the church, but the children addressed are surely not babes, but old enough to hear and obey the apostolic command, and hence old enough to have heard and obeyed Christ.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • John
    We must first understand that the apostle Paul is speaking to those that are in Christ. Not everyone that profess to be a Christian is in Christ. They don't acknowledge that there is one lord, one faith and one baptism. To be in Christ is to be in the church that he purchased with his blood. The Ephesian letter is written to the church. You must obey the gospel of Christ to be added to his church
  • Robert McBeath
    Romans 13:12,put on the armour of light.verse 14 put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Isaiah 59:16-17, it is YHWH Himself that puts on the armour. As a Pastor I have always taught that Ephesians 6:13 is what Paul states in Romans 13:14, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, in Him we always have victory!
  • Plummer harris
    I have recived everything I have from GOD including my life the HOLY SPIRIT YOU and his ARMOUR thank you for the every day readings.THANK YOU AMEN AMEN
  • MockingBird
    We get dressed every day. We would be in some kind of trouble with indecent exposeour !!! So as with God's armour : Unless we dress every day in His armour we are naked and cannot stand , we would be in some kind of trouble !!! The word says to put on : So we have to put it on : God is not going to put it on for us He has made the provision and we have the responsibility to do what God says !!!
  • Mbugua
    Comment*Our warfare is against the wiles (methods) of the deveil (Rom 13:12,14). We cast off the works of darkness and we put on the armour of light, we put on the Lord Jesus Christ and not walk in flesh to fulfill the lusts of the body
  • Francis Ademokoya
    I love to study this chapter because it gives light as to who the real enemies are and the levels of their operations