Modern Literal Version

[Ephesians 6]

     6:1 The children, obey** your* parents in the Lord; for* this is righteous. 6:2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment in promise), {Exo 20:12}6:3 in order that it may become well with you, and you may be upon the earth a long time. 6:4 And the fathers, do* not rouse your* children to anger, but rear* them in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.

     6:5 The bondservants, be* obedient* to your* lords according to the flesh with fear and trembling, in clarity of your* heart, as to the Christ; 6:6 not according to eye-service, like men-pleasers, but like bondservants of the Christ, practicing the will of God from your* soul; 6:7serving* with benevolence as to the Lord and not to men. 6:8 Each one knowing that whatever good thing someone may practice, he will be getting this from the Lord, whether bondservant or free man. 6:9 And the lords, do** the same things toward them and be lax with the threatening; knowing that your* own Lord is also in the heavens and there is no favoritism from him.

     6:10 Furthermore, my brethren, be* empowered in the Lord and in the dominion of his strength.6:11 Clothe* yourselves with the full-armor of God, in order to be able to stand up to the schemes of the devil. 6:12 Because the wrestling in us is not with blood and flesh, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world dominions of the darkness of this age, with the spiritual ones of wickedness in the heavenly places.6:13 Because of this, take* up the full-armor of God, in order that you* may be able to stand against the devil in the evil day, and to standstraight, having worked against all things. 6:14 Therefore stand*, having girded your* loin in truth and having clothed yourselves with the breastplate of righteousness, 6:15 and having tied the feet with* the readiness of the good-news of peace. 6:16 Over all these things, after you took up the shield of the faith, in which you* will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one;6:17 alsoable to accept the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 6:18through all prayer and supplication praying in every season in the Spirit and watching in this same thing in all perseverance and supplication concerning all the holy-ones. 6:19 And pray on my behalf, in order that the word may be given to me, in opening my mouth to make known the mystery of the good-news in boldness, 6:20 on behalf of which, I am an emissary in a chain; in order that I should speak boldly in it, as it is essential for me to speak.

     6:21 But in order that you* may also know the things in regard to me, what I am doing*; I will make known to you* all things. Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, 6:22whom I sent to you**for this same thing, in order that you* might know the things concerning us, and in order that he might encourage your* hearts.

     6:23 Peace to the brethren and love* with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.6:24 Grace is with all those who love* our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption. Amen.

{{ Introduction to Philippians 62-64 AD

    Paul, still in prison, writes a long, encouraging letter that has very few sentences dealing with problems or possible problems, one is two women who are making some kind of disturbance. Paul tells them to be of the same mind a commandment he tells all the Christians in all his letters. All Christians should strive to be the congregation, which obeys the commands of Jesus and not the traditions of men, fulfill Jesus' prayer for unity, (Joh 17). He speaks about his evangelism of all the palace guard. You might say he had a 'captive audience' with 'the whole palace guard and to all the rest.' You get to see a lot of Paul's human side, his emotions, and concern for all the congregations and his desire to make sure someone is sent to them in his place. Paul does a rebuke to the 'mutilation,' i.e., the Jewish Christian false teachers in chapter 3. Some of the best advice that could be given to a Christian, 'forgetting the things which are behind me and stretching forth to the things which are before me.' He ends with the usual greeting and encouragements.}}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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