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

  • A disciple
    Contrary to what is commonly thought among Gentile Believers; Jesus did not abolish the Law or the Prophets! When the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus IS in fact in someone; then they will by their character and nature of Christ, set the Law and the Prophets for a living sign among the people, by their lives and by their testimony. Matthew 5:17"Think not that I am come to destroy the law"
  • Everett
    Delyn my beloved friend read with a submissive heart Ephiesans 2:8,9 and Hebrews Chapter 11; Just those two scriptures are declaring Gods Grace, HIS Free Gift who is JESUS CHRIST. And the faith one must totally put in Jesus for his or hers forgiveness of sins to spend ETERNITY WITH HIM. Just believing or acknowlegdeing their exsistince isn't repentance, the demons believe but tremble...
  • Librarygal143
    Amen, Jesus!
  • Irene123
    To Delyn - God bless you, Delyn, for thinking to ask this question - here is your answer: believing IS faith; they are one and the same.
  • Aloysius Domnick
    To you my brother and sisters,God is with us till the end time. I told and be obedient in his scripts ,The Holy Spirit is with us. No matter what the devil himself cannot go through our minds!
  • Ambassador for Christ
    This is one of the most potent and powerful scripture which must always be viewed in context. Therefore, We were have to begin at verse :10 and conclude at verse :18. It begs the question what must we do with all that armor?