Ephesians Chapter 6
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The duetie of children towards their parents, 5 Of seruants towards their masters. 10 Our life is a warfare, 12 Not onely against flesh and blood, but also spiritual enemies. 13 The complete armor of a Christian, 18 and how it ought to be vsed. 21 Tychicus is cōmended.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first commandement with promise,)
That it may bee well with thee, and thou maiest liue long on the earth.
And yee fathers, prouoke not your children to wrath: but bring them vp in the nourture and admonition of the Lord.
Seruants, bee obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with feare and trembling, in singlenesse of your heart, as vnto Christ:
Not with eye seruice as men pleasers, but as the seruants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart:
With good will doing seruice, as to the Lord, and not to men,
Knowing that whatsoeuer good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receiue of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
And ye masters, do the same things vnto them, forbearing threatning: knowing that your master also is in heauen, neither is there respect of persons with him.9
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, & in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the deuill.
For wee wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darknes of this world, against spirituall wickednes in high places.12
Wherfore take vnto you the whole armour of God, that yee may be able to withstand in the euill day, and hauing done all, to stand.13
Stand therefore, hauing your loynes girt about with trueth, and hauing on the breast-plate of righteousnesse:
And your feete shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.
Aboue all, taking the shielde of Faith, wherewith yee shall bee able to quench all the fierie dartes of the wicked.
And take the helmet of saluation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying alwayes with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseuerance, and supplication for all Saints,
And for mee, that vtterance may be giuen vnto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make knowen the mysterie of the Gospel:
For which I am an ambassador in bonds, that therein I may speake boldly, as I ought to speake.20
But that yee also may know my affaires, and how I doe, Tychicus a beloued brother, and faithfull minister in the Lord, shall make knowen to you all things.
Whom I haue sent vnto you for the same purpose, that yee might know our affaires, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Peace be to the brethren, and loue, with faith from God the Father, and the Lord Iesus Christ.
Grace be with all them that loue our Lord Iesus Christ in sinceritie. Written from Rome vnto the Ephesians by Tychicus.24
Ephesians Chapter 6 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
9 Or, moderating. , Some reade, both your, and their master.
12 Or, wicked spirits. , Or, heauenly.
13 Or, hauing ouercome all.
20 Or, in a chaine. , Or, thereof.
24 Or, with incorruption.
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