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

  • Gods witness
    Cheryl (The breath of life is his spirit) so that which makes you you is spirit. And the very scripture you used about the breath returning to God it actually says spirit not breath returns back to God (but remember the breath is the spirit). these are all scriptures that let you know this is true Ecclesi. 12:7/Job 32:8/ Prov. 20:27/ Rom.8:16/Zech. 12:1/Gen. 2:7/job 27:3/Heb. 4:12
  • Mr. Smith
    Cheryl: Check out 1 Thessalonians 5:23. You should find your question answered there. God bless.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of GOD 2 THESSALONIANS and then shall that wicked be revealed whom THE LORD shall consume with the spirit of HIS mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of HIS coming REVELATION 19:10 and I fell at his feet to worship him and he said unto me see thou do it not I am thy fellowservant and of the brethren that have the testimony of JESUS worship GOD for the testimony of JESUS is the spirit of prophecy LUKE 9:26 for whosoever shall be ashamed of ME and of MY words of him shall the SON OF MAN be ashamed when HE shall come in HIS own glory and in HIS FATHERS and of the holy angels 2 THESSALONIANS 2:3 let no man deceive you by any means for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed the son of perdition 1 JOHN 2:28 and now little children abide in HIM that when HE shall appear we may have confidence and not be ashamed before HIM at HIS coming --2:29-- if you know that HE is righteous you know that everyone that doeth righteousness --- is born of HIM --- EPHESIANS 6:14 stand therefore having your loins girt about --with truth--and having on the breastplate of --righteousness--
  • 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.

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