1 Children, Col. 3:20obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Ex. 20:12Honour 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.
4 And, Col. 3:21ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but Gen. 18:19bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5 1 Tim. 6:1Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, 2 Cor. 7:15;Phil. 2:12with fear and trembling, 1 Chr. 29:17;Col. 3:22in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Col. 3:22Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 Rom. 2:6;Col. 3:24Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, Gal. 3:28whether he be bond or free.
10 The whole armour of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 2 Cor. 6:7Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against [c]flesh and blood, but against Rom. 8:38principalities, against powers, against Luke 22:53the rulers of the darkness of this world, against [d]spiritual wickedness in [e]high places.
14 Stand therefore, Is. 11:5;1 Pet. 1:13having your loins girt about with truth, and Is. 59:17having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 Is. 52:7And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking 1 John 5:4the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And 1 Thes. 5:8take the helmet of salvation, and Heb. 4:12the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Luke 18:1Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and Mat. 26:41watching thereunto with all perseverance and Phil. 1:4supplication for all saints;
19 Acts 4:29And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth 2 Cor. 3:12boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
21 Concluding benediction
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Acts 20:4Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
22 Col. 4:8Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23 1 Pet. 5:14Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.