1 a, b your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 a thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, ye a, b not your c to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5 a, be obedient to them that are your b according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the a of Christ, doing the b of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing a, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he a of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9 And, ye a, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your b also is in heaven; neither is there c of persons with him.
10 Finally, my brethren, be a in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole a of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we a not b c, but against principalities, against powers, against the d of the e of this world, against spiritual f in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins a about with b, and having on the c of d;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of a;
16 Above all, taking the shield of a, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery b of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of a, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 a always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all b and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the a of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak a, as I ought to speak.
21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, a, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in a. Amen.
¶Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.