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

New Living Translation
Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.

English Standard Version
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Berean Study Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Berean Literal Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

King James Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

New King James Version
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

New American Standard Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

NASB 1995
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

NASB 1977
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Amplified Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord [that is, accept their guidance and discipline as His representatives], for this is right [for obedience teaches wisdom and self-discipline].

Christian Standard Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Children, obey your parents as you would the Lord, because this is right.

American Standard Version
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Children, obey your parents in Our Lord, for this is right.

Contemporary English Version
Children, you belong to the Lord, and you do the right thing when you obey your parents. The first commandment with a promise says,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is just.

English Revised Version
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Good News Translation
Children, it is your Christian duty to obey your parents, for this is the right thing to do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Children, obey your parents because you are Christians. This is the right thing to do.

International Standard Version
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.

Literal Standard Version
The children: obey your parents in the LORD, for this is right;

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

New Heart English Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Weymouth New Testament
Children, be obedient to your parents as a Christian duty, for it is a duty.

World English Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Young's Literal Translation
The children! obey your parents in the Lord, for this is righteous;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Children and Parents
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2“Honor your father and mother” (which is the first commandment with a promise),…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:18
If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and does not listen to them when disciplined,

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

Proverbs 6:20
My son, keep your father's commandment, and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Jeremiah 35:8
And 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 our sons and daughters.

Jeremiah 35:18
Then Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites: "This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'Because you have obeyed the command of your forefather Jonadab and have kept all his commandments and have done all that he charged you to do,

Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.


Treasury of Scripture

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

obey.

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

Genesis 37:13
And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

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

in.

Ephesians 6:5,6
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; …

Romans 16:2
That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

for.

Nehemiah 9:13
Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:

Job 33:27
He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

Psalm 19:8
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.









VI.

(4 b.) In Ephesians 6:1-4. St. Paul passes from the detailed exposition of the true relation of husbands and wives, to deal with the relation of parents and children, far more cursorily and simply, but under the light of the same idea. It is to be thought of as existing "in the Lord," i.e., within the unity binding all to Christ, in virtue of which the parental authority and the right freedom of the child are both hallowed.

(1) In the Lord.--The phrase itself, though familiar in St. Paul's writings generally, is specially frequent in the Epistles of the Captivity, where it occurs in various connections no less than twenty-one times. (See, for example, Ephesians 2:21; Ephesians 3:11; Ephesians 4:1; Ephesians 4:17; Ephesians 5:8; Ephesians 6:10; Ephesians 6:21.) It is, in fact, a brief indication of their great subject--unity with and in Christ. Here to "obey in the Lord" is to obey under the light and grace of that unity, as already belonging both to parents and children, and transfiguring all natural relations to a diviner glory. . . .

Verse 1. - Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. The first duty of children is obedience, and "in the Lord," i.e. in Christ, this duty is confirmed. The ἐν Κυρίῳ qualifies, not "parents," but "obey," and indicates that the element or life which even children lead in fellowship with Christ makes such obedience more easy and more graceful. The duty itself rests on the first principles of morality - "for this is right." It is an obligation that rests on the very nature of things, and cannot change with the spirit of the age; it is in no degree modified by what is called the spirit of independence in children.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

obey
ὑπακούετε (hypakouete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 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
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 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 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

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

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

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

right.
δίκαιον (dikaion)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.


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