Ephesians 6:2
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English Standard Version
“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),

Douay-Rheims Bible
Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise:

English Revised Version
Honour thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise),

Webster's Bible Translation
Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise)

Weymouth New Testament
"Honour your father and your mother" --this is the first Commandment which has a promise added to it--

Ephesians 6:2 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent'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 Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Proverbs 20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Jeremiah 35:18 And Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel...

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of you have they dealt by oppression with the stranger...

Malachi 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear?...

Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the death...

Mark 7:9-13 And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition...

Romans 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

Cross References
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.

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