Believers are to be strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10) and put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11) to stand against Satan's schemes. 21 I am sending to you Tychicus, my dear brother and faithful minister in the Lord. He’s coming with news that will hopefully comfort your hearts. Although the devil and his demon armies are destined for destruction, they are serious threats now and must be resisted and beaten back. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. (AE) With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying(AF) for all the Lord’s people. 12 We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. What is needed, Paul advises, is to stand firm in God’s power and to suit up in the full armor of God. 21 Tychicus,(AL) the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. (AK) Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. 16 Don’t forget to raise the shield of faith above all else, so you will be able to extinguish flaming spears hurled at you from the wicked one. 5 Slaves, respect and fear your earthly masters. 11 Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. Pray in the Spirit. This is the correct order, the emphasis … 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. 4 And, fathers, do not drive your children mad, but nurture them in the discipline and teaching that come from the Lord. 7 Serve them in good faith as if you were serving the Lord, not men, 8 because all good deeds are gifted back from the Lord, and they are yours whether you are a slave or not. [Note: See Mollie Ann Frye, "How to Honor Your Parents When They"ve Hurt You," Psychology for Living28:6 (June1986):12-14.] Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours(K) is in heaven, and there is no favoritism(L) with him. 16 Don’t forget to raise the shield of faith above all else, so you will be able to extinguish flaming spears hurled at you from the wicked one. This summary of the book of Ephesians provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Ephesians. All Christians are to put on spiritual armour against the enemies of their souls. Ephesians 4 Ephesians 6 ... Ephesians 5 The Voice (VOICE) We come to God as sinners; but He wants to transform our habits, attitudes, and practices into the ways of Jesus: to live, forgive, and love as He did. All rights reserved. Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 6:19-24 The gospel was a mystery till made known by Divine revelation; and it is the work of Christ's ministers to declare it. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places. Commentary. Introduction to Ephesians; 1 Children, # tn The use of the article τά (ta) with τέκνα (tekna) functions in a generic way to distinguish this group from husbands, wives, fathers and slaves and is left, therefore, untranslated. 2 This is the first commandment onto which He added a promise: “Honor your father and your mother, and 3 if you do, you will live long and well in this land.”[a]. for this is the right thing to do. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect(E) and fear, and with sincerity of heart,(F) just as you would obey Christ. Ephesians 6. Stop terrorizing and threatening them. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 12 We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. “Wherefore” means because of this,” That is, because we face such a formidable foe, we must avail ourselves of God’s provision lest the enemy destroy our Christian witness and ministry. Our battle is spiritual, not physical (Ephesians 6:12). 18 And pray in the Spirit(AC) on all occasions(AD) with all kinds of prayers and requests. Ephesians 6. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,(U) with the breastplate of righteousness in place,(V) 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 9 Masters, hear this: act in kind to your slaves. Author, Date and Place of Writing. Paul knows that the real battles and dangers we face are not against flesh and blood. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord(M) and in his mighty power. Ephesians Bible Study Courses. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. The Voice Update. Ephesians 6 The Voice (VOICE). The author identifies himself as Paul (1:1; 3:1; cf. Ephesians 6:1 Parallel. 2 This is the first commandment onto which He added a promise: “Honor your father and your mother, and 3 if you do, you will live long and well in this land.”[a]. 6 one God—the Father over all who is above all, through all, and in all. Parents and Children (Ephesians 6:1-4): From the Voice that Matters Most. November 6, 2018 ... His Creator well knew that he would need a powerful voice to deliver a powerful message. 17 Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. He’s coming with news that will hopefully comfort your hearts. Of servants and masters. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 12 We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. Author, Date and Place of Writing. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. This is only right. 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. All rights reserved worldwide. (Ephesians 4:6) There is “one God and Father of all.” As Christians, we collectively know and confess the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ as the only true God and as our God and Father (note John 20:17 and 1 Corinthians 8:5-6). 23 Brothers and sisters, let me leave you with a blessing: May peace and love with faith be yours from God the Father and the Lord Jesus the Anointed. And keeping all this in mind, pray on behalf of God’s people. Ephesians 6. These powers often reveal themselves in institutional evils—genocide, terror, tyranny, and oppression—but the weapons needed to combat them are not earthly weapons at all. 11 Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Pray that truth will be with me before I even open my mouth. The author identifies himself as Paul (1:1; 3:1; cf. Verses 1-4 The great duty of children is, to obey their parents. Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers Doing nothing but when under the master's eye, and then pretending a great deal of diligence and industry, in order to ingratiate themselves into his affections, and neglecting his business when he is absent; whereas they ought to attend his service in his absence, as well as in his presence, and so seek to please him, which is commendable. The shield of faith. Besides all this, take the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the … 9 Masters, hear this: act in kind to your slaves. Ephesians 6:3 “that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” “May”: The promise is generally the rule, yet some godly young men and women do die early in life (like Jesus and John the Baptist) and some very wicked people end up living long and prosperous lives ( Psalms 73:1-14 ). 24 May His grace surround all who love our Lord Jesus the Anointed with a never-ending love. We share our opinions and insights at SBC Voices, but we believe that the Voice that matters most is the one that comes from God’s Word. For Paul, the best offensive weapons we have are the word of God and prayer. He will tell you everything that has been going on here with me 22 so you will know how I am and what I am doing. 18 Pray always. Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. 6 Don’t put on a show just because they are looking (as if you were a people pleaser); but as a slave of the Anointed, do the will of God from your heart. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 14 Yes, stand—truth banded around your waist, righteousness as your chest plate, 15 and feet protected in preparation to proclaim the good news of peace. (Y) 17 Take the helmet of salvation(Z) and the sword of the Spirit,(AA) which is the word of God.(AB). 10 Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. Summary of the Book of Ephesians. Ephesians 6. Dr. The apostle desires their prayers, and ends with his apostolic blessing. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. The Voice (VOICE) Bible Book List. This armor allows believers to stand firm in the faith (Ephesians 6:13). (A) 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a](B), 4 Fathers,[b] do not exasperate your children;(C) instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.(D). 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,(P) but against the rulers, against the authorities,(Q) against the powers(R) of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places. He will tell you everything that has been going on here with me 22 so you will know how I am and what I am doing. 14 Yes, stand—truth banded around your waist, righteousness as your chest plate, 15 and feet protected in preparation to proclaim the good news of peace. Paul devoted the second half of his letter to practical exhortations in light of the mystery of the Gospel (Ephesians 4:1-6:24). 21 I am sending to you Tychicus, my dear brother and faithful minister in the Lord. He restated this command as part of the Law of Christ. Be patient. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society Ask the Spirit to guide me while I boldly defend the mystery that is the good news— 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains—so pray that I can bravely pronounce the truth, as I should do. Obey and serve them with the same sincerity of heart as you serve the Anointed One. Obey and serve them with the same sincerity of heart as you serve the Anointed One. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. 13 And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground. 3 Make every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit has already created, with peace binding you together. (S) 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,(T) so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Ephesians 4 The Voice (VOICE). Ephesians 6:10-20 English Standard Version (ESV) The Whole Armor of God. Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible, The Voice, The Voice of Mark, Paperback: Let Them Listen, The Gospel According to Jesus: A Faith that Restores All Things, The Voice, The Voice of Hebrews, Paperback: The Mystery of Melkizedek, The Voice Bible, Hardcover: Step Into the Story of Scripture. 6. 1-3 Children, do what your parents tell you. 19 And please pray for me. 11 Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. Ephesians 6:13 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6. [d], 6 Now to you, children, obey your parents in the Lord because this is right in God’s eyes. 18 Pray always. May peace and love with faith be yours from God the Father and the Lord Jesus the Anointed. 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. Ask the Spirit to guide me while I boldly defend the mystery that is the good news— 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains—so pray that I can bravely pronounce the truth, as I should do. Pray about everything in every way you know how! 6 Now to you, children, obey your parents in the Lord because this is right in God’s eyes. Stop terrorizing and threatening them. Be gentle. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 17 Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Honoring ( Ephesians 6:2) is a larger concept than obeying ( Ephesians 6:1). 19 And please pray for me. Tolerate one another in an atmosphere thick with love. Ephesians 6:10-20 The Voice (VOICE). With all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit. 6 Now to you, children, obey your parents in the Lord because this is right in God’s eyes. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of … 13 And this is why you need to be head-to-toe in the full armor of God: so you can resist during these evil days and be fully prepared to hold your ground. 10 Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. 4 As a prisoner of the Lord, I urge you: Live a life that is worthy of the calling He has graciously extended to you. It involves a proper attitude as well as appropriate behavior. 9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. × This summary of the book of Ephesians provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Ephesians. 5 Slaves, respect and fear your earthly masters. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society Ephesians 4:1-6. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 6 Now to you, children, obey your parents in the Lord because this is right in God’s eyes. Pray in the Spirit. 6. 19 Pray also for me,(AG) that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly(AH) make known the mystery(AI) of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador(AJ) in chains. (W) 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,(X) with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Greek: Oi douloi, hu pakouete toi s kata sarka kurioi s meta phobou kai tromou en aploteti tes kardias humon os t o Christo,. 1 Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, # 6:1 Or Children, obey your parents who belong to the Lord; some manuscripts read simply Children, obey your parents. All rights reserved. 10 Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. and Th.D. Font Size. This verse is to be connected with ‘Stand therefore’ (Ephesians 6:14). Paul knows that the real battles and dangers we face are not against flesh and blood. Ephesians 6:11 Context. Summary of the Book of Ephesians. And keeping all this in mind, pray on behalf of God’s people. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,(I) 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do,(J) whether they are slave or free. The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are,(AM) and that he may encourage you. 2 Be humble. Chapter 6. Although the devil and his demon armies are destined for destruction, they are serious threats now and must be resisted and beaten back. The third part (Ephesians 6:10–20) discusses the armor of God. 7 Serve them in good faith as if you were serving the Lord, not men, 8 because all good deeds are gifted back from the Lord, and they are yours whether you are a slave or not. Keep on praying feverishly, and be on the lookout until evil has been stayed. After completing his education (including a Th.M. . (G) 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ,(H) doing the will of God from your heart. The enemies we see are real enough, but they are animated by spiritual forces of darkness that stay strategically hidden from view. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. from Dallas Theological Seminary), he and his wife came west, settling in Pasadena, California. 24 May His grace surround all who love our Lord Jesus the Anointed with a never-ending love. Prayer must attend the putting on of the armor and the subsequent use of it. Ephesians 6:6. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of … June 4, 2018 by Tony Jones. Don’t forget that you have a Master in heaven who does not take sides or pick favorites. What is needed, Paul advises, is to stand firm in God’s power and to suit up in the full armor of God. These powers often reveal themselves in institutional evils—genocide, terror, tyranny, and oppression—but the weapons needed to combat them are not earthly weapons at all. 23 Brothers and sisters, let me leave you with a blessing: May peace and love with faith be yours from God the Father and the Lord Jesus the Anointed. May peace and love with faith be yours from God the Father and the Lord Jesus the Anointed. (AN), 23 Peace(AO) to the brothers and sisters,[c] and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2Sa 10:12; Ps 27:14; Hag 2:4; 1Co 16:13; 2Ti 2:1. Keep on praying feverishly, and be on the lookout until evil has been stayed. 6 Don’t put on a show just because they are looking (as if you were a people pleaser); but as a slave of the Anointed, do the will of God from your heart. Ephesians 4:6-8 The Voice (VOICE). 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the a servants of Christ, doing the b will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing a service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he a receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. For Paul, the best offensive weapons we have are the word of God and prayer. 7 This God has given to each of us grace in full measure according to … Don’t forget that you have a Master in heaven who does not take sides or pick favorites. (N) 11 Put on the full armor of God,(O) so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:18. The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. 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