Ephesians 6:3

“That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That it may bee well with thee, and thou maiest liue long on the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that all may be well for you, and your life may be long on the earth.
- Basic English Bible

that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest be long-lived on the earth.
- Darby Bible

That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
- Webster's Bible

"so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth."
- Weymouth Bible

that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.
- World English Bible

that it be wel to thee, and that thou be long lyuynge on the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

which is the first command with a promise, `That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live a long time upon the land.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:3


6:3 That thou mayest live long upon the earth - This is usually fulfilled to eminently dutiful children; and he who lives long and well has a long seed - time for the eternal harvest. But this promise, in the Christian dispensation, is to be understood chiefly in a more exalted and Spiritual sense.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:3


Eph 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Quoted from Ex 20:12. This is the promise. A temporal blessing was conditioned upon the promise to Israel, and to honor parents still brings blessing.

Discussion for Ephesians 6:3

  • T.Hangzo for verse 3
    Long life on earth which is enjoyed by the blessed obedient children as translated in New International Version, not just a long life with lots of pains and untold miseries,is found more worth-promising by the Almighty God.
  • This is a wonderful scripture.

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