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.

New American Standard 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because 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,

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

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

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

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.

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

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

New American Standard 1977
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

King James 2000 Bible
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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;
Study Bible
Children and Parents
1Children, 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, or 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
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.

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.







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
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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

in
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.

for
γάρ (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.

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

This is right.--Right, i.e., by fundamental laws of humanity, recognised in all races and all ages, declared and sanctioned in God's commandments (Ephesians 6:2-3), which are at once both old and new "in the Lord."

(1) In Ephesians 6:10-17. St. Paul sums up his practical exhortation in that magnificent description which has ever since laid hold of Christian imagination, both in metaphor and in allegory. He paints the Christian life as a battle against spiritual powers of evil, waged in the strength of the Lord, and in the panoply of God. We trace the germ of this great passage first in St. Paul's earliest Epistle (1Thessalonians 5:8-9), and then in the later Epistle to the Romans (Romans 13:12). In both these cases the image is of soldiers starting from sleep at day-break to arm for the fray in the morning light. But it is characteristic of the more elaborate and thoughtful style of this Epistle, and of the circumstances under which it was written (in the watchful presence of the full-armed Roman "soldiers that kept" St. Paul), that the image there briefly touched is here worked out in full beauty of detail.

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. 6:1-4 The great duty of children is, to obey their parents. That obedience includes inward reverence, as well as outward acts, and in every age prosperity has attended those distinguished for obedience to parents. The duty of parents. Be not impatient; use no unreasonable severities. Deal prudently and wisely with children; convince their judgements and work upon their reason. Bring them up well; under proper and compassionate correction; and in the knowledge of the duty God requires. Often is this duty neglected, even among professors of the gospel. Many set their children against religion; but this does not excuse the children's disobedience, though it may be awfully occasion it. God alone can change the heart, yet he gives his blessing to the good lessons and examples of parents, and answers their prayers. But those, whose chief anxiety is that their children should be rich and accomplished, whatever becomes of their souls, must not look for the blessing of God.
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