1 He showeth the duties of children, 5 servants, 9 and masters: 10 Then he speaketh of the fierce battle that the faithful have, 12 and what weapons we must use in the same: 21 In the end he commendeth Tychicus.

Children, (A)[a]obey your parents [b]in the [c]Lord: [d]for this is right.

(B)[e]Honor thy father and mother ([f]which is the first commandment with [g]promise)

That it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest live long on earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:1 He cometh to another part of a family, and showeth that the duty of the children toward their parents, consisteth in obedience unto them.
  2. Ephesians 6:1 The first argument: because God hath so appointed: whereupon it followeth also, that children are so far forth bound to obey their parents, as they may not swerve from the true worship of God.
  3. Ephesians 6:1 For the Lord is author of all fatherhood, and therefore we must yield such obedience as he will have us.
  4. Ephesians 6:1 The second argument: because this obedience is most just.
  5. Ephesians 6:2 A proof of the first argument.
  6. Ephesians 6:2 The third argument, taken of the profit that ensueth thereby: because the Lord vouchsafed this commandment amongst the rest, of a special blessing.
  7. Ephesians 6:2 With a special promise: for otherwise the second commandment hath a promise of mercy to a thousand generations, but that promise is general.

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