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Ephesians 6

1 Children, be obeying your parents in the Lord, for this is just. 2 Be honoring your father and your mother, which is [the] first commandment with [a] promise, 3 in order that it become well with you, and you be long-lived upon the land. 4 And fathers, be not angering your children, but nourish them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 5 Slaves, be obeying your Lords according to the flesh with fear and trembling in sincerity [of your] heart as to Christ, 6 not according to eye-service as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from [the] psyche-life1 , 7 with good-will slaving as to the Lord and not to men, 8 knowing that each, if he do any good [thing], this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free. 9 And Lords, be doing the same towards them, ceasing from threat, knowing that both their and your Lord is in [the] heavens, and partiality is not with him. 10 Finally, be being strengthened in [the] Lord and in the might of his power. 11 Put on the armor of God, that you be being able to withstand the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-powers of this darkness, against the spiritual [things] of perniciousness in the heavenlies. 13 Because of this take up the armor of God, in order that you be able to stand in the wicked2 day and, accomplishing everything, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins in [the] truth, and having put on the breastplate of justness, 15 and having bound under your feet the readiness of the good-news of peace, 16 above all having taken up the shield of faith, by which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the wicked2 [one]; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is [the] word of God, 18 through all prayer and entreaty, praying in every opportune-time3 () in the spirit, and for the same keeping yourself awake in every perseverance and entreaty concerning all the holy [ones], 19 and concerning me, in order that to me be given word in [the] opening of my mouth, to make known in boldness the good-news, 20 concerning which I am ambassador in chains, in order that in it I speak boldly as I must speak. 21 But in order that you also may know the [things] concerning me, what I practice, Tychikos the agape-beloved and trustworthy servant in [the] Lord will make know everything to you, 22 whom I have sent to you for this same [purpose], in order that you know the [things] concerning us and [that] he exhort your hearts.

23 Peace to the brothers and agape-love with faith from God [the] father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace [be] with everyone agape-loving our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.

1from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

2PONEROS (πoνηρoς ) here. The Greek word KAKOS (κακoς ) is always translated `evil', PONEROS is usually translated as `wicked' although occasionally as `bad'; it can also mean 'diseased', 'sickly' and is thus translated where appropriate. Like KAKOS, PONEROS also means `evil', but the harm that evil does is more in view, where KAKOS is more `evil as evil'.

3KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'