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"Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise),
King James Bible
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
American Standard Version
Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise),
Young's Literal Translation
honour thy father and mother,
Ephesians 6:2 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
Honor thy father, etc.
To what is essentially right the divine ordinance is added. Compare Aeschylus: "For the reverence of parents, this is written third in the laws of much-venerated justice" ("Suppliants," 687-689). So Euripides: "There are three virtues which thou shouldst cultivate, my child, to honor the gods, and thy parents who gave thee being and the common laws of Hellas" (Fragment). Honor expresses the frame of mind from which obedience proceeds.
First - with promise (πρώτη εν ἐπαγγελίᾳ)
First in point of promise, as it also is in order the first with promise.
Ephesians 6:2 Parallel CommentariesAdded Commandment First Honor Honour Mother Promise Reward RuleAdded Commandment First Honor Honour Mother Promise Reward RuleThe ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 5:16 "'Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
Jeremiah 35:7 You shall not build a house; you shall not sow seed; you shall not plant or have a vineyard; but you shall live in tents all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.'
Ephesians 6:3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land."
1 Timothy 5:4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.