Colossians 3:20
New International Version
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

New Living Translation
Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.

English Standard Version
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
Children, obey the parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

King James Bible
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Children must always obey their parents. This pleases the Lord.

Good News Translation
Children, it is your Christian duty to obey your parents always, for that is what pleases God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

International Standard Version
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.

NET Bible
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this pleases the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Children, obey your parents in all things, for thus it is pleasing before Our Lord.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Children, always obey your parents. This is pleasing to the Lord.

New American Standard 1977
Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

American King James Version
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

American Standard Version
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in [the] Lord.

English Revised Version
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Children be obedient to your parents in everything; for that is right for Christians.

World English Bible
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this pleases the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
the children! obey the parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord;
Study Bible
Christian Households
19Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord. 21Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become discouraged.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 5:16
Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Ruth 3:5
"I will do everything you say," Ruth answered.

Jeremiah 35:8
We have obeyed the voice of our forefather Jonadab son of Rechab in all he commanded us. So we have not drunk wine all our lives--neither we nor our wives nor sons nor daughters.

Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Treasury of Scripture

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

obey.

Genesis 28:7
And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;

Exodus 20:12
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Leviticus 19:3
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

in.

Colossians 3:22
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

Ephesians 5:24
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Titus 2:9
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

well pleasing.

Colossians 1:10
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Philippians 4:18
But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

Hebrews 13:21
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.







Lexicon
Children,
τέκνα (tekna)
Noun - Vocative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

obey
ὑπακούετε (hypakouete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5219: From hupo and akouo; to hear under, i.e. To listen attentively; by implication, to heed or conform to a command or authority.

[your]
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

parents
γονεῦσιν (goneusin)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1118: A begetter, father; plur: parents. From the base of ginomai; a parent.

in
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

everything,
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

this
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

pleasing
εὐάρεστόν (euareston)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2101: Acceptable, well-pleasing (especially to God), grateful. From eu and arestos; fully agreeable.

to
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord.
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
Verse 20. - To children, be obedient to your parents in all things; for this is well pleasing in the Lord (Ephesians 6:1, 2; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16; Leviticus 19:3; Proverbs 23:22; Luke 2:51, 52). In Ephesians 6:1, 2 "in all things" (κατὰ πάντα, "in regard to all things") is wanting; and not the extent, but the intrinsic rightness of the command as it is found in the Decalogue is insisted on. But here, where "Christ is all and in all" (ver. 11), it is "in the Lord" (Revised Text) that the child's obedience is declared to be "well pleasing." There is something especially pleasing in the behaviour of a lovingly obedient child, that wins "favour" both "with God and man" (Luke 2:52). The law of filial obedience has its creative ground "in him" (Colossians 1:16), and is an essential part of the Christian order of life, which is the natural order restored and perfected. "Well pleasing" is a favourite word of St. Paul's (comp. Colossians 1:10; Ephesians 5:10; Philippians 4:8; Romans 14:18; Titus 2:9, etc.; used also in Hebrews). 3:18-25 The epistles most taken up in displaying the glory of the Divine grace, and magnifying the Lord Jesus, are the most particular in pressing the duties of the Christian life. We must never separate the privileges and duties of the gospel. Submission is the duty of wives. But it is submission, not to a severe lord or stern tyrant, but to her own husband, who is engaged to affectionate duty. And husbands must love their wives with tender and faithful affection. Dutiful children are the most likely to prosper. And parents must be tender, as well as children obedient. Servants are to do their duty, and obey their masters' commands, in all things consistent with duty to God their heavenly Master. They must be both just and diligent; without selfish designs, or hypocrisy and disguise. Those who fear God, will be just and faithful when from under their master's eye, because they know they are under the eye of God. And do all with diligence, not idly and slothfully; cheerfully, not discontented at the providence of God which put them in that relation. And for servants' encouragement, let them know, that in serving their masters according to the command of Christ, they serve Christ, and he will give them a glorious reward at last. But, on the other hand, he who doeth wrong, shall receive for the wrong which he hath done. God will punish the unjust, as well as reward the faithful servant; and the same if masters wrong their servants. For the righteous Judge of the earth will deal justly between master and servant. Both will stand upon a level at his tribunal. How happy would true religion make the world, if it every where prevailed, influenced every state of things, and every relation of life! But the profession of those persons who are regardless of duties, and give just cause for complaint to those they are connected with, deceives themselves, as well as brings reproach on the gospel.
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