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

  • Mary
    Paul was in prison when he wrote Ephesians. Tychicus was there with him, and it is a blessing that he was. Paul told us how to fight against the evil spirits and he even gave us instructions on how to dress. Putting on the whole armour, it is all there verses 11 through 18. I love it. If we follow this advice we cannot miss.
  • Cheryl
    So when God form man from the dust of Earth and breath the breath of life in him he did not say man was a spirit but upon death our life breath returns to him when did he say man had separate form other than one he gave us
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Codes of good practice for children and servants are here. Also, we should “put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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….that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Mystery of inquitity it's describing a Christians true enemy which is the spiritual realm your enemies are not just your sinful flesh it's the devils that tempt your sinful flesh controlled by the god of this world your adversary the devil
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; What it means is that there is a spiritual world underlying the physical world as we see it; and that it is not against flesh and blood, but against spirits and their dominions over men and whole regions of the world. We can see that happening in the smallest towns and the largest cities and entire Countries and cultures what great spiritual and moral war right now is everywhere.
  • Bruce
    Cheryl: We are fighting against Satan and his influence on the world. Without The Armor of God we are doomed. Verse 11-13