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CHILDREN, obey your parents in our Lord, for this is right.
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This is the first commandment with promise: Honor your father and your mother,
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That it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.
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And parents, do not provoke your children to anger;
but bring them up in the discipline and teaching of our Lord.
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Servants, be obedient to your masters according to the flesh, with reverence and trembling and with a sincere heart, as to Christ;
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Not with eyeservice, as hypocrites, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
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And serve well with your whole soul, with love, as to our Lord, and not to men,
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Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive from our Lord, whether he be a slave or a freeman.
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Also, masters, do the same things for your servants, forgiving their faults, because you also have your own Master in heaven;
and there is no respect of persons with him.
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From henceforth, my brethren, be strong in our Lord and in the power of his might.
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Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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For your conflict is not only with flesh and blood, but also with the angels, and with powers, with the rulers of this world of darkness, and with the evil spirits under the heavens.
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Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to meet the evil one, and being prepared you shall prevail.
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Arise, therefore, gird your loins with truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness;
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And have your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
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Together with these, take for yourselves the shield of faith, for with it you shall be able to quench all the flaming darts of the wicked.
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Put on the helmet of salvation and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
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And pray always, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit;
and in that prayer be watchful at all times, praying constantly and supplicating for all the saints,
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¶ And for me also, that words may be given to me as soon as I open my mouth, so that I may boldly preach the mystery of the gospel,
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For which I am a messenger in chains, that I may speak openly about it, as I ought to speak.
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In order that you also may know my affairs and what I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and a faithful minister in our Lord, shall make known to you all things;
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Him I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you may know how I am and that he may comfort your hearts.
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Peace be to our brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
Amen.