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

- 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

  • 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.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints I will always pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ so they don't fall in the trap of the devil, that's why we need the full Armour of God, to fight the good fight.
  • A disciple
    "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." The Lord's discourse on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24-25; Mark 13; Luke 21); His last words to the Apostles at the Passover Supper (John 13-17); the messages to the Churches (Rev. 2-3); and all throughout the Prophets; the Lord our God has given us foreknowledge of all that we should expect to encounter as His people.
  • Ray321
    Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: Paul was having problems with others preaching another gospel that wasn't his that Jesus reveal to him.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Apostle Paul is writing to believers. If we don't abstain from sin, how can we put the whole armour of God? Paul clearly instruct us how to prepare for battle in this evil world.
  • Jonsun
    I think the verses from 1 - 9 are all about being a slave in bondage to another human, also even the "Masters" are in bondage to GOD.
    The rest of the verses are about submitting to God totally, and believing in his presence
    to shield us from "evil", and I think they are about possession by spiritual principalities and wickedness, and there must be no chink in your armour!

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