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

  • Macie
    this bible reading is so important parents please raise you children in the lord
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS THEN PAUL AND BARNABAS WAXED BOLD AND SAID IT WAS NECESSARY THAT THE WORD OF GOD SHOULD FIRST HAVE BEEN SPOKEN TO YOU BUT SEEING YOU PUT IT FROM YOU AND JUDGE YOURSELVES UNWORTHY OF EVERLASTING LIFE LO WE TURN TO THE GENTILES***LUKE 21:36 WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN**
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Acts 9:15 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. Jesus is my God who chosen Paul to teach us Gentiles in this Church age of Grace. We must read.
  • A disciple
    Bro. Ray; It was not the "secret of Paul" or Paul's Gospel! The announced Glad Tidings of Jesus Christ was given in charge to ALL of God's servants: "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us BY HIS SON..." Paul is not your Saviour, but a minister of the LORD! We must seek God and obey ALL HIS WORDS!
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, We should all share the secret of Paul, The GOSPEL.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: Parents do not want to unnecessarily irritate or provoke their children to wrath. Parents should strive to set a good example in teaching their children.

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