Ephesians 6:1
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New International Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Children, obey your parents in [the] Lord, for this is just.

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;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Children, obey your parents - This is a duty with which God will never dispense; he commands it, and one might think that gratitude, from a sense of the highest obligations, would most strongly enforce the command.

In the Lord - This clause is wanting in several reputable MSS., and in same versions. In the Lord may mean, on account of the commandment of the Lord; or, as far as the parents commands are according to the will and word of God. For surely no child is called to obey any parent if he give unreasonable or unscriptural commands.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

obey.

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

Genesis 37:13 And Israel said to Joseph, Do not your brothers feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send you to them. And he said to him...

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

Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that...

1 Samuel 17:20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him...

Esther 2:20 Esther had not yet showed her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai...

Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 30:11,17 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother...

Jeremiah 35:14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for to this day they drink none...

Luke 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

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

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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...

Romans 16:2 That you receive her in the Lord, as becomes saints, and that you assist her in whatever business she has need of you...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Colossians 3:16,17,23,24 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

for.

Nehemiah 9:13 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right judgments, and true laws...

Job 33:27 He looks on 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.

Psalm 119:75,128 I know, O LORD, that your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me...

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

Romans 7:12 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good...

1 Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents...

Library
February 6. "Praying Always for all Saints" (Eph. vi. 18).
"Praying always for all saints" (Eph. vi. 18). One good counsel will suffice just now. Stop praying so much for yourself; begin to ask unselfish things, and see if God won't give you faith. See how much easier it will be to believe for another than for your own petty self. Try the effect of praying for the world, for definite things, for difficult things, for glorious things, for things that will honor Christ and save mankind, and after you have received a few wonderful answers to prayer in this
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Panoply of God
'Take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.'--Eph. vi. 13. The military metaphor of which this verse is the beginning was obviously deeply imprinted on Paul's mind. It is found in a comparatively incomplete form in his earliest epistle, the first to the Thessalonians, in which the children of the day are exhorted to put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. It reappears, in a slightly
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The Wide Range of God's Grace
'Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.'--Eph. vi. 24. In turning to the great words which I have read as a text, I ask you to mark their width and their simplicity. They are wide; they follow a very comprehensive benediction, with which, so to speak, they are concentric. But they sweep a wider circle. The former verse says, 'Peace be to the brethren.' But beyond the brethren in these Asiatic churches (as a kind of circular letter to whom this epistle was probably sent)
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The Sword of the Spirit
Difficulties meet us even in standing our ground; for the apostle, two or three times, bids us--"Stand." In the rush of the fight, men are apt to be carried off their legs. If they can keep their footing, they will be victorious; but if they are borne down by the rush of their adversaries, everything is lost. You are to put on the heavenly armor in order that you may stand; and you will need it to maintain the position in which your Captain has placed you. If even to stand requires all this care,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:18
If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him,

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

Proverbs 6:20
My son, keep your father's command 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 everything our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine

Jeremiah 35:18
Then Jeremiah said to the family of the Rekabites, "This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'You have obeyed the command of your forefather Jehonadab and have followed all his instructions and have done everything he ordered.'

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

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