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 6:2

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 2
    Honor thy Father and Mother in the Lord, for this is right. This commandment gives promise that it will be well with thee on the Earth. Parents in the Lord will not abuse their children. Discipline is sometimes mistaken for abuse, but the bible teaches spare not the rod. Whom the Lord loves He disciplines. So parents are only doing their God given responsibility to discipline their kids, which proves their love for the kids. I thank God for my parents, and I would not have learned to love the Lord with all my heart, and my neighbor as thyself, had my parents not trained me up in the fear, and admonition of the Lord. Parents have the most important job on Earth, and this is why God told us to honor them.
  • Anonymous for verse 2
    every child being raised with the teachings of the people would like to do this and follows it, believe in it with his whole heart and soul until he realized that he was abused by the very people who should have protected and nurtured him but instead these very people abused him and did to him every whim they got on their minds. Bible should have included in its commandment "Love your children next to God". Parents have responsibilities of bringing up children who appreciates the life given to them by God through their parents. It is hard to appreciate life when you have been abused and certainly hard to even look at your parents face to face if they have abused you. So how can one honor the very same people who abused him.
  • Audra Thomson for verse 2
    teachings of bible honor

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