Ephesians 6:2

“Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first commandement with promise,)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise),
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise),
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give honour to your father and mother (which is the first rule having a reward),
- Basic English Bible

Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise,
- Darby Bible

Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise)
- Webster's Bible

"Honour your father and your mother" --this is the first Commandment which has a promise added to it--
- Weymouth Bible

Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise:
- World English Bible

Onoure thou thi fadir and thi modir, that is the firste maundement in biheest;
- Wycliffe Bible

honour thy father and mother,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:2


6:2 Honour - That is, love, reverence, obey, assist, in all things. The mother is particularly mentioned, as being more liable to be slighted than the father. Which is the first commandment with a promise - For the promise implied in the second commandment does not belong to the keeping that command in particular, but the whole law. #Ex 20:12|


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:2


Eph 6:2 Honour thy father and mother. Both of them, both alike. Which is the first commandment with promise. The first of the ten commandments which has a promise attached (Ex 20:12).

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • A disciple
    Nathaniel; You say good words, that are so important! As to the efficacy of prayer of a righteous man; in Daniel 9 the man of God was reflecting on the Scriptures and praying and confessing and fasting about the things he read; and while he was doing these things there was great battle in the spirit world of the heavens for the sake of bringing God's answer and understanding to Daniel.
  • Nathaniel A. Omonayajo
    In view of various challenges facing our generation, this chapter has given us an answer - "put on the armour of God..." Children of God all over the world must rise up to the challenges through power of prayer. Victory is certain. Jesus is Lord!
  • 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

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