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

  • Miguel Palacio
    -Often thought of Ephisians 6 as an extremely well written rallying cry to preparation
  • Constance
    The armor of God is righteousness. Once we speak the truth, righteousness, peace and faith. Praying, reading the scriptures for guidance and listening to the Holy Spirit is indeed the whole armor of God. All of these things protect from any evil. What a powerful revelation? If we do what is righteous we will always be safe. Bless the Lord!
  • Matthew Duva
    It becomes tremendously liberating when we make the shift of living onto God rather than man. True reverence is evidenced when we love and honor God so deeply that we would not want to sin because it opposes his ways, word, and character. Living onto God delivers man from the fear of man, it is the one fear that dispels all other fears. Hatred for sin makes us honest at all times and repententful.
  • Irene123
    V.17 - We need to take the SWORD 'off the wall', out from under the pomegranate tree (Saul) and take it to the red-light district, take it to the mall, take it into the schools, take it on the job. "If God be for us ..............." So maybe they will threaten you - "who can be against us"? But let's do it with love, not condemnation. To do it with love - we need to PRAY for His blessing.
  • Terease
    I think yes it is right god is good all the time
  • 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!