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Ephesians 6:1-3 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Children and Parents

Children, obey your parents the way the Lord wants, because this is the right thing to do. The command says, “You must respect your father and mother.”[a] This is the first command that has a promise with it. And this is the promise: “Then all will go well with you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”[b]


  1. Ephesians 6:2 Quote from Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16.
  2. Ephesians 6:3 Quote from Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16.
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Ephesians 6:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a]


  1. Ephesians 6:3 Deut. 5:16
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