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

  • 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.
  • Cheryl
    So when God form man from the dust of Earth and breath the breath of life in him he did not say man was a spirit but upon death our life breath returns to him when did he say man had separate form other than one he gave us
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Codes of good practice for children and servants are here. Also, we should “put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places….that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Mystery of inquitity it's describing a Christians true enemy which is the spiritual realm your enemies are not just your sinful flesh it's the devils that tempt your sinful flesh controlled by the god of this world your adversary the devil
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; What it means is that there is a spiritual world underlying the physical world as we see it; and that it is not against flesh and blood, but against spirits and their dominions over men and whole regions of the world. We can see that happening in the smallest towns and the largest cities and entire Countries and cultures what great spiritual and moral war right now is everywhere.
  • Bruce
    Cheryl: We are fighting against Satan and his influence on the world. Without The Armor of God we are doomed. Verse 11-13

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