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Ephesians 6

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Ephesians 6

Ephesians 6 is the sixth (and the last) chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is authored by Paul the Apostle.



  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Papyrus 46 (ca. AD 200)
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Freerianus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 1, 10-12, 19-21)
  • Codex Claromontanus (ca. AD 550)
  • This chapter is divided into 24 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • Ephesians 6:1-4 = Children and Parents
  • Ephesians 6:5-9 = Bondservants and Masters
  • Ephesians 6:10-20 = The Whole Armour of God
  • Ephesians 6:21-24 = A Gracious Greeting
  • Verse 2

    New King James Version

    “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:

    Citation from: Deuteronomy 5:16

    Verse 3

    New King James Version

    “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

    Citation from: Deuteronomy 5:16

    Verse 13

    New King James Version

    Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
  • Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God
  • This is a repetition of the exhortation in ( Ephesians 6:11 ) ; which repetition seems necessary by reason of the many powerful enemies mentioned in the preceding verse, and serves to explain what is meant by putting it on: and leads on the apostle to give an account of the several parts of this armour: the end of taking it is much the same as before,

  • that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day;
  • that is, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles and stratagems of Satan, against his power and might, to oppose his schemes, and resist his temptations: and so the Syriac version renders it, "that ye may be able to meet the evil one"; to face him, and give him battle, being accoutred with the whole armour of God; though the Greek copies, and other versions, read, "in the evil day"; in which sin and iniquity abound, error and heresy prevail, Satan is very busy, trials and afflictions come on, persecution arises because of the word, and God's judgments are in the earth:

  • and having done all to stand;
  • or having overcome, having routed the enemy, stand as conquerors; or rather, having took and put on the whole armour of God, in order to stand, and withstand the enemy.


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