Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Children, obey your parents in Our Lord, for this is right. 2And this is the first commandment of promise: "Honor your father and your mother, 3And it shall be well for you and your life shall be long on The Earth."
4Parents, do not anger your children, but rear them in the discipline and in the teaching of Our Lord.
5Servants, obey your Masters who are in the flesh with reverence and trembling and with simplicity of heart, as unto The Messiah, 6Not publicly, as if you please the children of men, but as Servants of The Messiah, doing the pleasure of God. 7And serve them with all your soul in love, as unto Our Lord and not as unto men, 8As you know that anything a man does which is excellent will be repaid by Our Lord, whether he is a Servant or a Freeman.
9Also you Masters, in this way do to your Servants; be forgiving offenses unto them,* because you know that your Master also is in Heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
10Therefore, my brethren, be strengthened in Our Lord and in the force of his power. 11And put on all the armor of God, so that you can stand against the strategies of The Devil. 12Because your fight has not been with flesh and blood, but with Principalities and The Rulers and The Powers of this dark world and with wicked spirits which are under Heaven.* 13Because of this, put on all the armor of God that you shall be able to confront The Evil One, and when you are ready in all things, you shall stand. 14Stand therefore and gird your waist with the truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15And shoe your feet with the readiness of The Gospel of peace, 16And with these, take to you the shield of faith, that with it you may have the power to quench all of the blazing bolts of The Evil One. 17Put on the helmet of salvation and grasp the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18Pray with all prayers and with all desires always in The Spirit and be watching with him in prayer every moment as you pray constantly and make supplication for the sake of all The Holy Ones, 19Also for me, that the word may be given to me by opening my mouth, that publicly I may preach the mystery of The Gospel, 20That of which I am an Ambassador in chains, that I may speak it with boldness as it is necessary for me to speak it.
21But so that you will know also each of my concerns and whatever I do, behold, Tukiqaus, a beloved brother and trustworthy minister in Our Lord will inform you. 22For I shall send him to you for this purpose, that you may know my affairs, and he will comfort your hearts.