Ephesians 5:21

“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Submitting your selues one to another in the feare of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Letting yourselves be ruled by one another in the fear of Christ.
- Basic English Bible

submitting yourselves to one another in [the] fear of Christ.
- Darby Bible

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
- Webster's Bible

and submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
- World English Bible

Be ye suget togidere in the drede of Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

subjecting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:21


Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another. Filled with the Spirit, we "speak in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Eph 5:19), "give thanks", (Eph 5:20), and submit ourselves to each other in the fear of God. This last duty belongs to the relations of life. One of these relations is of "husbands and wives" (Eph 5:22-32); another of "children and parents" (Eph 6:1-4); another still of "servants and masters" (Eph 6:5-9).

Discussion for Ephesians 5:21

  • This is the foundation of the Christian faith. In order for US to be submissive, WE must first be submissive to those that are in place by GOD. They are for OUR good, Romans 8:28 says that ALL things are working for OUR good.
  • unsure as how to use this in husband and wife relationships

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