1Children, obey your parents in the Master, for this is right.
2“Respect your father and mother,” which is the first command with promise,
3in order that it might be well with you, and you might live long on the earth.”# Exo. 20:12; Deu. 5:16
4And you, fathers, do not provoke your children, but bring them up in the instruction and admonition of the Master.
5Servants, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Messiah;
6not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of Messiah, doing the desire of Elohim from the inner self,#See Rom. 6:16-23
7rendering service with pleasure, as to the Master, and not to men,
8knowing that whatever good anyone does, he shall receive the same from the Master, whether he is slave or free.
9And, masters, do the same to them, refrain from threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in the heavens, and there is no partiality with Him.
10For the rest, my brothers, be strong in the Master and in the mightiness of His strength.
11Put on the complete armour of Elohim, for you to have power to stand against the schemes of the devil.
12Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies.
13Because of this, take up the complete armour of Elohim, so that you have power to withstand in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand, then, having girded your waist with truth,# Isa. 11:5 and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,# Isa. 59:17
15and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace;# Isa. 52:7
16above all, having taken up the shield of belief with which you shall have power to quench all the burning arrows of the wicked one.
17Take also the helmet of deliverance,# Isa. 59:17 and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of Elohim,
18praying at all times, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the set-apart ones;
19also for me, that a word might be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to be bold in making known the secret of the Good News,
20for which I am an envoy in chains, that in it I might speak boldly, as I should speak.
21Now, in order that you also might know about me, how I am doing, Tuchikos, a beloved brother and trustworthy servant in the Master, shall make all matters known to you,
22whom I did send to you for this same purpose, so that you know about us, and might encourage your hearts.
23Peace to the brothers, and love, with belief, from Elohim the Father and the Master יהושע Messiah.
24Favour be with all those who love our Master יהושע Messiah, undecayingly! Amĕn.