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
    Wayne; I think we tried to help you with this before! Paul is not your Saviour! Paul didn't invent the Glad Tidings of Christ; nor was he teaching anything that wasn't before already in the words of the Prophets. Why do you hang on something that causes worthless arguments? Read in Corinthians what Paul himself says about those who put too much on being his disciples: God is the Saviour and Lord!
  • Wayne
    A Disciple, Paul calls it "my gospel" Romans 2:16.
  • A disciple
    "But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore." Exodus 14:29-30 One of the great signs for us to look to for understanding the way we take with Jesus, is the salvation and deliverance of Israel from Egypt, and the consequent humbling and destruction of Pharaoh and his army. The Day of our deliverance and salvation will be the same Day that God executes judgment on the pride and the idols of the wicked. Our very salvation is the rebuke of everything they have used to build their world, and all they trust in to support their delusions. The things that the evil ones count on to be our inescapable ruin shall be the very things that God will make our deliverance for ever out of their hands. "Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD with you!"
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:5 AND YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EXHORTATION WHICH SPEAKETH UNTO YOU AS UNTO CHILDREN --MY SON--DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD NOR FAINT WHEN THOU ART REBUKED OF HIM --6--FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASENETH AND SCOURGETH EVERY SON HE RECEIVETH --7--IF YOU ENDURE CHASTENING-- GOD DEALETH WITH YOU AS SONS FOR WHAT SON IS HE WHOM THE FATHER CHASENETH NOT --8--BUT IF YOU BE WITHOUT CHASTISEMENT ---WHEREOF ALL ARE PARTAKERS ---THEN ARE YOU BASTARDS AND NOT SONS --9--FURTHERMORE WE HAVE HAD FATHERS OF OUR FLESH WHICH CORRECTED US AND WE GAVE THEM REVERANCE SHALL WE NOT MUCH RATHER BE IN SUBJECTION UNTO THE FATHER OF SPIRITS AND LIVE DUETERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOR EVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW ISAIAH 42:9 BEHOLD THE FORMER THINGS ARE COME TO PASS AND NEW THINGS DO I DECLARE BEFORE THEY SPRINGFORTH I TELL YOU OF THEM
  • A disciple
    "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right." Ephesians 6:1 In the context of this part of the Epistle on the subject of Submitting ourselves to, and honoring and loving one another whether it is the married couple, the parents and their children, the servants and their masters, the community and their rulers the measure of our love for Jesus and our obedience, is in how we walk in truth and love toward those in our most ordinary relations and everyday life. Every kind of relationship whether with family, friends, neighbors or strangers, we need to learn their important relation with our walk with God, and should be regarded as the way we will actually do what the Lord says. If we read our Bibles, attend meetings and fellowship, witness to others, we don't want to be a "Street Angel, and a Home Devil!" In other words, appearing to be a devout and holy Christian outside the home, but a terrible selfish monster toward your family at home!
  • Macie
    this bible reading is so important parents please raise you children in the lord