Bible Text & Cross-references:
Duties of children and servants. The Christian's armour.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is just.
2 *Honour thy father, and thy mother, which is the first commandment, with
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth.
4 And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them
up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.
5 *Servants, obey your carnal masters, with fear and trembling, in the
simplicity of your heart, as Christ:
6 Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men, but, as the servants
of Christ doing the will of God from the heart,
7 With a good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 Knowing that whatsoever good every one shall do, the same shall he receive
from the Lord, whether he be bond, or free.
9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatenings;
knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven: *and there is no respect of persons with him.
10 As to the rest, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the power
of his might.
11 Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against
the snares of the devil.
12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood: but against principalities
and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness: against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist
in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect.
14 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of justice,
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace:
16 In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able
to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one:
17 *And take unto you the helmet of salvation; and the sword of the spirit,
(which is the word of God).
18 By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; *and
in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints:
19 *And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with
confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel:
20 For which I am an ambassador in a chain, so that therein I may be bold
to speak according as I ought.
21 But that you also may know the things that concern me, and what I am
doing: Tychicus, my dearest brother, and faithful minister in the Lord, will make known to you all things:
22 Whom I have sent to you for this same purpose, that you may know the
things concerning us, and that he may comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and charity, with faith from God the Father,
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all, who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption. Amen.
2: Exodus xx. 12.; Deuteronomy v. 6.; Ecclesiasticus iii. 9.; Matthew xv.
4.; Mark vii. 10.; Colossians ii. 20.[iii. 20.?]
5: Colossians iii. 22.; Titus ii. 9.; 1 Peter ii. 18.
9: Deuteronomy x. 17.; 2 Paralipomenon xix. 7.; Job xxxiv. 19.; Wisdom
vi. 8.; Ecclesiasticus xxxv. 15.; Acts x. 34.; Romans ii. 11.; Colossians iii. 25.; 1 Peter i. 17.
17: Isaias lix. 17.; 1 Thessalonians v. 8.
18: Colossians iv. 2.
19: Colossians iv. 3.