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Chapter 6


Update: 20220101


Eph. 6:1 (LIT/UBS4) The (ta) ones born (tekna), obey (hupakouete) the (tois) parents (goneusin) of you (humōn) in (en) [the] lord (kuriō), because (gar) this (touto) is (estin) righteous (dikaion).


Eph. 6:2 (LIT/UBS4) Honor (tima) the (ton) father (patera) of you (sou), and (kai) the (tēn) mother (mētera), which (hētis) is (estin) [the] first (ptōtē) injunction (entolē) in (en) to [a] promise (epangelia);


Eph. 6:3 (LIT/UBS4) in order that (hina) it may cause itself to become (genētai) well (eu) to you (soi), and (kai) you shall cause yourself to be (esē) upon (epi) the (tēs) land (gēs) [a] long time (makrochronios).


Eph. 6:4 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) the (hoi) fathers (pateres), do not anger (mē parorgizete) the (ta) ones born (tekna) of you (humōn).


BUT (alla), fatten them out (ektrephete auta) in (en) child-training (paideia), and (kai) mind-setting3559 (nouthesia) of [the] Lord (kuriou)!


Eph. 6:5 (LIT/UBS4) The (hoi) slaves (douloi), obey (hupakouete) the (tois) lords (kuriois) down according to (kata) flesh (sarka), together with (meta) fear (phobou) and (kai) trembling (tromou), in (en) singleness of purpose (haplotēti) of the (tēs) heart (kardias) of you (humōn), as (hōs) to the (tō) Christ (Christō);


Eph. 6:6 (LIT/UBS4) not (mē) down according to (kat’) eye-service (ophthalmodoulian) as (hōs) people-pleasers (anthrōpareskoi), BUT (all’), as (hōs) slaves (douloi) of Christ (Christou), doing (poiountes) the (to) desire (thelēma) of the (tou) God (theou) out (ek) of [the] soul (psuchēs) [of you, AE];


Eph. 6:7 (LIT/UBS4) with (met’) good will (eunoias), ones slaving (douleuontes) as (hōs) for the (tō) lord (kuriō), and (kai) absolutely not (ouk) [as, AE] for mortals (anthrōpois);


Eph. 6:8 (LIT/UBS4) you having seen (eidotes) that (hoti) each one (hekastos), if perhaps (ean) whatever (ti) good (agathon) he may do (poiēsē), this one (touto) shall provide for himself (komisetai) alongside3844, 3936 (para) of [the] Lord (kuriou), whether (eite) [being] [a] slave (doulos) or (eite) [a] free one (eleutheros)!


(For a believer's responsibility to stand himself alongside of the Father through doing good works, in order to receive anything from him, see Mat. 6:1-4, 18:19, 19:26, 21:42; Mark 10:27, 12:11; Luke 1:30, 37; John 5:44, 6:45-46, 8:38-42, 9:16, 33, 17:5-8; Rom. 2:11-13, 6:13, 12:1; 1 Cor. 7:24, 8:8a; 2 Cor. 9:8; Gal. 3:11; Eph. 6:8-9; 1 Tim. 2:10; 2 Tim. 3:17; Tit. 2:14, 3:8,14; Heb. 10:24; James 1:5-7, 27; 1 Pet. 2:20-21; 2 Pet. 3:8; 2 John 1:3; Rev. 2:28)


Eph. 6:9 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) the (hoi) lords (kurioi), you do (poieite) the (ta) same things (auta) to (pros) them (autous), slacking up (anientes) the (tēn) threatening (apeilēn);


you having seen (eidotes) that (hoti) the (ho) Lord (kurios) of them (autōn) and (kai) of you (humōn) also (kai) is (estin) in (en) [the] heavens (ouranois).


And (kai) there is (estin) absolutely not (ouk) [a] taking of face value (prosōpolēmpsia) alongside3844, 3936 (par’) him (autō)!


Eph. 6:10 (LIT/UBS4) Of the (tou) remainder (loipou) [of you, AE], be inherently empowered (endunamousthe) in (en) [the] Lord (kuriō), and (kai) in (en) the (tō) power (kratei) of the (tēs) strength (ischuos) of him (autou).


Eph. 6:11 (LIT/UBS4) Enrobe yourselves in (endusasthe) the (tēn) panoply (panoplian) of the (tou) God (theou), for (pros) the (to) [God, RE] to inherently power (dunasthai) you (humas) to stand (stēnai) [opposed, v13, RE] to (pros) the (tas) methods (methodeias) of the (tou) diabolical one (diabolou).


Eph. 6:12 (LIT/UBS4) Because (hoti) the (hē) throw3823 (palē) [given, AE] to us (hēmin) is (estin) absolutely not (ouk) toward (pros) blood (haima) and (kai) flesh (sarka)!


BUT (alla), [the throw, RE] [is] toward (pros) the (tas) chief ones746 (archas);


toward (pros) the (tas) authorities (exousias);


toward (pros) the ones (tous) holding cosmological power (kosmokratoras) of the (tou) darkness (skotous) of this (toutou) [cosmos, AE];


toward (pros) the (ta) spirit-based ones (pneumatika) of the (tēs) evil one (ponērias), in (en) the (tois) heavenly places (epouraniois)!


Eph. 6:13 (LIT/UBS4) Through (dia) [the sake, AE] of this (touto) take up (analabete) the (tēn) panoply (panoplian) of the (tou) God (theou), in order that (hina) in (en) the (tē) day (hēmera) [of the evil one, v12, RE] you may be inherently powered (dunēthēte) to stand opposed (antistēnai) to the (tē) evil one (ponēra)


And (kai) you having caused yourselves to work down (katergasamenoi) absolutely all things (hapanta) to stand (stēnai),


Eph. 6:14 (LIT/UBS4) therefore (oun), stand (stēte);


you having girdled around (perizōsamenoi) the (tēn) loin (osphun) of you (humōn) in (en) Truth (alētheia);


and (kai) you having enrobed yourselves in (endusamenoi) the (ton) chest plate (thōraka) of the (tēs) righteousness (dikaiosunēs);


Eph. 6:15 (LIT/UBS4) and (kai) you having under-bound (hupodēsamenoi) the (tous) feet (podas) in (en) preparation (hetoimasia) of the (tou) Evangelism (euangeliou) of the (tēs) Peace (eirēnēs);


Eph. 6:16 (LIT/UBS4) in (en) all things (pasin) having taken up (analabontes) the (ton) shield (thureon) of belief (pisteōs),


in (en) which (hō) you shall cause yourselves to be inherently powered (dunēsesthe) to quench (sbesai) all (panta) of the (ta) missiles (belē) of the (tou) evil one (ponērou), the (ta) [missiles, RE] having been inflamed (pepurōmena)!


(For the devil, the *god of this cosmos, coming to steal, kill, and destroy the assembly (ekklēsia), the one body of Christ, and all mortalkind, to cause them to wander away from the one true God and his Word, see Mat. 6:13, 13:19; Mark 1:13a, 4:15, 13:5-6; Luke 13:16, 21:8, 22:3, 31; John 8:44, 10:10a, 13:27; Acts 5:3; 1 Cor. 7:5, 31b; 2 Cor. 2:11, *4:4, 11:13-15; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 4:11-14, 6:11-16; 1 Thes. 2:17-18; 2 Thes. 2:7-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2, 5:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:13; 1 John 3:11-13, 4:1-6, 5:19; 2 John 1:7; Rev. 2:9, 12-15, 20, 12:7-17; 13:14, 18:21-23, 19:20, 20:3-10)


Eph. 6:17 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) cause yourselves to receive (dexasthe) the (tēn) helmet (perikephalaian) of the (tou) wholeness (sōtēriou);


and (kai) [cause yourselves to receive, RE] the (tēn) knife (machairan) of the (tou) Spirit (pneumatos), which (ho) is (estin) [a] statement (rhēma) of God (theou).


Eph. 6:18 (LIT/UBS4) Through (dia) every (pasēs) prayer of well-thankfulness to4335 (proseuchēs) [God, AE] and (kai) prayer of need (deēseōs), be ones causing yourselves to be well-thankful to4336 (proseuchomenoi) [God, AE] in (en) Spirit (pneumati), in (en) every (panti) time (kairō) [of prayer, AE];


and (kai) being sleepless (agrupnountes) into (eis) him (auto) in (en) all (pasē) perseverance (proskarterēsei) and (kai) prayer of need (deēsei) about (peri) all (pantōn) of the (tōn) holy ones (hagiōn),


(For the Spirit of God being in Christ, and the Spirit of Christ being in those who believe upon his name, making them more than conquerors now, see Mat. 10:25; Acts 1:4-8; Rom. 8:9-11, 37; 1 Cor. 12:6; 2 Cor. 2:14, 13:3-5; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 1:19-20, 4:13, 6:13-18; Phil. 2:13, 4:13; Col. 1:27-29; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Tim. 1:7; 1 John 4:4, 5:4-5)


(For the normal and common practice of the church to speak in tongues to pray to God, see Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4-11, 10:46, 19:6; Rom. 8:26-27; 1 Cor. 12:3, 30, 13:1, 14:2-28, 39; Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:3; Jude 1:20)


Eph. 6:19 (LIT/UBS4) and (kai) over (huper) [the sake, AE] of me (emou);


in order that (hina) to me (moi) may be given (dothē) [a] Word (logos) in (en) [an] opening up (anoixei) of the (tou) mouth (stomatos) of me (mou) in (en) boldness (parrēsia), to make known (gnōrisai) the (to) Mystery (mustērion) of the (tou) Evangelism (euangeliou),


Eph. 6:20 (LIT/UBS4) over (huper) which (hou) I am [an] elder (presbeuō) in (en) [a] chain (halusei);


in order that (hina) in (en) it (autō) I may cause myself to be bold (parrēsiasōmai), as (hōs) it is required (dei) of me (me) to speak (lalēsai);


Eph. 6:21 (LIT/UBS4) but (de) in order that (hina) you (humeis) also (kai) may have seen (eidēte) the things (ta) down according to (kat’) me (eme), what (ti) I habitually practice (prassō)!


Tychicus (tuchikos), the (ho) beloved (agapētos) brother (adelphos) and (kai) [a] believable (pistos) minister (diakonos) in (en) [the] lord (kuriō), he shall make known (gnōrisei) to you (humin) all things (panta),


Eph. 6:22 (LIT/UBS4) whom (hon) I sent (epempsa) to (pros) you (humas) into (eis) it (auto).  


This (touto) [is] in order that (hina) you may know (gnōte) the things (ta) about (peri) us (hēmōn), and (kai) he may console (parakalesē) the (tas) hearts (kardias) of you (humōn).


Eph. 6:23 (LIT/UBS4) Peace (eirēnē) to the (tois) brothers (adelphois), and (kai) love (agapē) with (meta) belief (pisteōs), from (apo) God (theou) [the] Father (patros) and (kai) [the] lord (kuriou), Jesus (Iēsou) Christ (Christou).


Eph. 6:24 (LIT/UBS4) The (hē) grace (charis) [be] with (meta) all (pantōn) the ones (tōn) loving (agapōntōn) the (ton) lord (kurion) of us (hēmōn), Jesus (Iēsoun) Christ (Christon), in (en) incorruption (aphtharsia).


(For what the God planned before ages of times, and promised to the Word before it became flesh, that God would not allow his body, after it became flesh, to remain in the grave to decay into a thorough disintegration, see Psalm 16:8-11, 30, 69; Isa. 53; Acts 2:25-28, 13:32-37; Rom. 2:7-9, 16:25-27; 1 Cor. 15:42-49; Eph. 1:3-14, 6:24; 2 Tim. 1:8-12; 1 Pet. 1:17-23.)