(3) because the child is not competent as yet; to "reason" on what is right, or qualified to direct himself; and, while that is the case, he must be subject to the will of some other person. The child is to obey the parent as an outworking of the life committed to Christ. Our children deserve our best effort as Christian parents. iv. No parent has a right to forbid a child to pray, to read the Bible, to worship God, or to make a profession of religion. Text: Ephesians 6:1. “Obey even your unbelieving parents in everything compatible with your duty to the Lord. Children, obey your parents. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) To get what Ephesians 6:1 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. In the Lord - join with "obey." Colossians 3:20). (4 b.) ), a Græco-Latin MS. at Paris, edited by Tischendorf in 1852. Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Explanation and Commentary of Ephesians 6:11. —There is a natural and fundamental rightness in this obedience. 287-288). The children are thus publicly acknowledged as ‘in Christ,’ and believing parents thus promise to regard and train them as Christian children, whose personal piety is to be looked for in faith, as it is prayed for in faith. This is the proper lifestyle for a Christian child. The parents are authors of your being; they furnish you with livelihood and bringing up, they are your representatives to the world, responsible for your good behaviour and well being. , and implying that their obedience was, like every Christian character, embodied in Christ, who is the embodiment of man’s duty and God’s mercy. For this is right, or just, every way so, by the law of nature, of nations, and of God. In the Lord; either, because the Lord commands it; or, in all things agreeable to his will: see Ephesians 5:21 Acts 5:29. This verse offers a summary clearly written to children still living under the authority of their parents. a. (Ephesians 6:1.) 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Not merely natural instinct, but religious motive should prompt children to obedience, and guard them in it. 'In the LORD' That said, what does the "in the Lord" phrase mean to tell us? Ex. Caldwell points out, “Nature should call for gratitude and attachment from children, not rebellion and impatience. "In the Lord" modifies "obey," not "parents." This will appear plain by a few considerations. Ephesians 2:13-16. Long life was regarded as a great blessing; and this blessing was promised. ], "So long as they are regarded in their culture as children or minors, they should continue to obey their parents." 1.Children, obey. vi. 1.Children—Direct address to children as to the other relations; as if even the child should hear the apostolic voice and obey in it the divine command. It is enforced by an express command in the decalogue, to which a special promise is annexed, Ephesians 6:1-3. Children and Parents, Ephesians 6:1-4. 13:33), 5) «со всяким постоянством» – о личной настойчивости (ср. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Verses 1 through 3 offer a brief set of instructions for children. 2 Honour 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. We see now that the child is to obey their parents as well as honor them. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”. It defines the quality of the obedience by defining the sphere within which it is to move—a Christian obedience fulfilled in communion with Christ. The duty of the child is now described in terms of obedience ( , = readiness to hearken to one) and honour ( , Ephesians 6:2). For the same reason he is free to vary the verbal form. But this natural law is sanctioned by the divine law. iv. Please refuse to take a mother for granted. Obedience is more unreasoning and implicit; submission is the willing subjection of an inferior in point of order to one who has a right to command. [731] Codex Boernerianus (sæc. This obedience should be rendered —. (1) In the Lord.—The phrase itself, though familiar in St. Paul’s writings generally, is specially frequent in the Epistles of the Captivity, where it occurs in various connections no less than twenty-one times. St. Paul passes from the detailed exposition of the true relation of husbands and wives, to deal with the relation of parents and children, far more cursorily and simply, but under the light of the same idea. The phrase "in the Lord" is better related to the child obeying, rather than to the parents. ix. The husband/wife relationship (Ephesians 5:22-33) 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The nature or character of this obedience, is expressed by the words, in the Lord. Compare Colossians 3:20. No child that is disobedient to a parent will be obedient to God; and that child that is most obedient to a father and mother will be most likely to become a Christian, and an heir of heaven. Its Greek text is almost identical with that of G, and it is therefore not cited save where it differs from that MS. Its Latin version, f, presents the Vulgate text with some modifications. [Note: Morris, p190.] It is right and it will please God and it will result in a reward of long life on this earth. [728] Codex Vaticanus (sæc. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. The government of God is what a perfect family government would be; and to accustom a child to be obedient to a parent, is designed to be one method of leading him to be obedient to God. (5) it is important, because the family government is designed to be an imitation of the government of God. τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν δίκαιον—“for this is right;” the νῦ ἐφελκυστικόν in ἐστιν, and other similar verbal forms being a general characteristic in the spelling of ancient MSS. It is, to do what their parents command them to do. It is. Rebellion to parents is the violation of the obvious facts. 6 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” 4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition … The baptismal rite does not create, but signifies and seals, the relation to Christ. ), a Græco-Latin MS. at Paris, edited by Tischendorf in 1852. For the very names τέκνα and γονεῖς point out the origin and essential reason of that filial duty which the apostle, in Colossians, calls “well-pleasing to the Lord.”, Children express their submission by obeying their parents (plural). Hearken to thy father which begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. St. Paul sums up his practical exhortation in that magnificent description which has ever since laid hold of Christian imagination, both in metaphor and in allegory. But this natural law is sanctioned by the divine law. We will be dividing our time into two topics; the child/parent relationship and the employee/employer (slave/master) relationships. (4) because the parent, by his age and experience, is to be presumed to be qualified to direct and guide a child. ix. (Amplified Bible - Lockman)NLT: Children, obey your parents because you belong to the … (See, for example, Ephesians 2:21; Ephesians 3:11; Ephesians 4:1; Ephesians 4:17; Ephesians 5:8; Ephesians 6:10; Ephesians 6:21.) 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 1:3-4a (NASB) Now we should ask the question, “What does it mean that He chose us?” The answer is found in the meaning of the Greek word translated as “chose.” The Greek word is eklegomai and it means “to pick out, choose out a person or thing.”[1] This is an important word because it will help us understand this passage. As with all other human relationships, God does not expect obedience, if such obedience would result in sin (Acts 5:29). “His teaching is always rationally argued. In both these cases the image is of soldiers starting from sleep at day-break to arm for the fray in the morning light. Ephesians 6:1-3 nails this teaching in our minds: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. translation. parents/children in verses 6:1-4; masters/slaves in verses 6:5-9. When Christian children are living a Spirit-filled life, the characteristic of submission will especially display itself in the form of obedience to their parents. App-108. The meaning doubtless, is, that there would be a special providence, securing to those who were obedient to parents length of days. ), now at St. Petersburg, published in facsimile type by its discoverer, Tischendorf, in 1862. In Ephesians 6:1-4. Disobedience to parents is not a mark of "enlightenment" or personal growth rather God considers such a mark of moral failure and selfish arrogance. “For this is right”: “The right thing for you to do” (Phi). The exhortation to children is placed first; the general precept in chap. Ephesians 6:4, ESV: "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." [727] Codex Porphyrianus (sæc. The natural obligation, which is recognized by all systems of morals, comes first; the enforcement through the revealed law of God is added. Ephesians 6 New King James Version (NKJV) Children and Parents. By a figure of speech, a part is here put for the whole, but it is the most important part, and is necessarily accompanied by all the others. ), a Græco-Latin MS., at Trinity College, Cambridge, edited by Scrivener in 1859. υπακουετε verb - present active imperative - second person hupakouo hoop-ak-oo'-o: to hear under (as a subordinate), i.e. "In the Lord" suggests the limitation of the obedience required (Acts 5:29 : cf., on the other hand, the abuse, Mark 7:11-13). In the Lord. calls for this order. "Right" and "wrong" only have meaning in a universe that God created. [724] Codex Claromontanus (sæc. Yet grudging obedience does not even count before God (). 2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. Ephesians 6, Verses 1-4 ¶“ 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord. In the preceding chapter, Ephesians 6:21, we have the general exhortation under which this special direction to children is included, and the obedience there required is to be rendered in the fear of Christ. 'Aleph (') A, Vulgate, support; B Delta G f g omit. Ephesians 6:1. , [ ]: children obey your parents in the Lord. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and … Yes, such a youth deserved to be killed (Exodus 20:15; Exodus 20:17), and such a sin is deserving of an eternal hell (Romans 1:30). Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Experience shews how rare this virtue is; for do we find one among a thousand that is obedient to his parents? The apostle quotes, without any words of introduction, the fifth commandment of the decalogue, assuming that all recognise the words. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. It is, in fact, a brief indication of their great subject—unity with and in Christ. 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger. The ground of the obligation to filial obedience is expressed in the words, for this is right. (1) In Ephesians 6:10-17. Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. in the Lord—Both parents and children being Christians "in the Lord," expresses the element in which the obedience is to take place, and the motive to obedience. In both these cases the image is of soldiers starting from sleep at day-break to arm for the fray in the morning light. The apostle here gives to the promise a more general form, and says that obedience to parents was connected at all times with long life. That κύριος here refers to Christ is plain from the whole context. Ephesians definition is - a letter addressed to early Christians and included as a book in the New Testament. 12:23). ), published in photographic facsimile in 1889 under the care of the Abbate Cozza-Luzi. A double hit for the child, but there is certainly a reward for proper actions on the part of the child - long life on earth. ix. The argument offered by the feminists that the husband is no longer the "head" of his wife finds itself forced to conclude that children are no longer required to obey or honor their parents. It is inserted by the TR, supported by [722] [723] [724]2, 3[725] [726] [727], Vulg., Syr., etc. The children being with their parents in the Lord, are to be influenced by religious duty as well as by natural affection. Young people often ask, “But what can I do for God?” “How can I help the church or the cause of Christ?” God says, “You can assist Me greatly by being obedient and respectful to your parents”. We have just seen that the wife is to submit to the husband and now we move into other sorts and depths of submission. “1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. When a child becomes an adult, he or she no longer has to obey parents but should continue to honor them. It is because Obedience is the evidence of that honor which children owe to their parents, and is therefore more earnestly enforced. It is particularly important: (1) Because the good order of a family, and hence of the community, depends on it; no community or family being prosperous where there is not due subordination in the household. p. 375). It is to be thought of as existing “in the Lord,” i.e., within the unity binding all to Christ, in virtue of which the parental authority and the right freedom of the child are both hallowed. = right, not in the sense of befitting ( ) merely, but (cf.Colossians 4:1; Philippians 1:7; Philippians 4:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:6) in that of righteous, what is required by law—the law that is at once founded on the natural relation of and and proclaimed in the Divine Commandment (Ephesians 6:2). Poverty, crime, certain diseases, and so on, can all be linked with a breakdown of the family unit. Ephesians 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right”. The apostle quotes, without any words of introduction, the fifth commandment of the decalogue, assuming that all recognise the words. he should pray much, and think much, and inquire much, before, in any case, he acts contrary to the will of a father or mother; and, when he does do it, he should state to them, with great gentleness and kindness, that he believes he ought to love and serve God. 2 Honour 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. "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise: "that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." (1) because it is so appointed by God as a duty; (2) because children owe a debt of gratitude to their parents for what they have done for them; (3) because it will be for the good of the children themselves, and for the welfare of society. Children, obey your parents; honour thy father and thy mother. They describe the element or sphere of that obedience which children are to render to their parents, and certainly do not qualify γονεῦσιν-as if the reference were to fathers in the faith, in contrast to fathers after the flesh. Hence it follows, that parents are to be obeyed, so far only as is consistent with piety to God, which comes first in order. Ephesians 1:6, ESV: "to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved." Obey, [ hupakouete (Greek #5219)] - stronger than as to wives "submitting," or 'being subject' (Ephesians 5:21). Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. It is likewise more difficult; for the human mind recoils from the idea of subjection, and with difficulty allows itself to be placed under the control of another. Some ask, “What if the parent asks the child to do things that are improper like participate in immoral behavior?” Paul adds a … He was listed in the association"s yearly compilation of pastors/churches for several years after and to my knowledge they never once cautioned him about his false doctrine. τὰ τέκνα, ὑπακούετε τοῖς γονεῦσιν ὑμῶν ἐν κυρίῳ—“Children, obey your parents in the Lord”-that is, “in Christ.” The words ἐν κυρίῳ are wanting in B, D1, F, G, and are, on that account, excluded by Lachmann, but they are found in A, D3, E, I, K, the major part of mss., and the Greek fathers. And it may be observed, in general, that no disobedient child is virtuous, prosperous, or happy. [722] Codex Sinaiticus (sæc. Рим. Relative duties of parents and children and of masters and servants, Ephesians 6:1-9. — exhortations and directions as to the spiritual conduct, Ephesians 6:10-20. — conclusion, Ephesians 6:21-24. This is not blind or mindless cooperation (Acts 5:39). In the following verses also κύριος constantly has this reference, and therefore must have it here. to listen attentively; by implication, to heed or conform to a command or authority -- hearken, be obedient to, obey. (2) because the welfare of the child depends on it; it being of the highest importance that a child should be early taught obedience to "law," as no one can be prosperous or happy who is not thus obedient. 1. Ephesians 6:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 6:4, NIV: "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." This means that those who are employees, are to work hard even when the employer is not watching. He proves it to be right, because God has commanded it; for we are not at liberty to dispute, or call in question, the appointment of him whose will is the unerring rule of goodness and righteousness. Children should not obey their parents if their parents tell them to disobey the Lord. b. Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1-3NIV This morning we are here to worship the Lord but also we’re present to honor our mothers. If Ephesians is addressed to several Christian communities (see Introduction), it is understandable that no greetings to individual members of these communities should have been included in it. It should be that all who are in employment, should seek to serve God in … Because "disobedience to parents" is a sin committed among non-Christians as well (Romans 1:30). In Col 3:20, it is, "Children, obey your parents in all things." Ephesians 6:1. , [ ]: children obey your parents in the Lord. ), a Græco-Latin MS., at Dresden, edited by Matthæi in 1791. “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.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. For this is right. N.T. Ephesians 6:1-3: SPIRIT-FILLED FAMILIES, PART 4 by Dr. Wayne Barber Any time God’s design is not functioning in your family, it is obvious that it is not His design. ), at St. Petersburg, collated by Tischendorf. 2 "Honor your father and mother"-which is the first commandment with a promise- 3 "so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." In these first four verses we find the "cure" to many of the ills of society. Home >> Bible Studies >> Ephesians Studies >> Ephesians 6:1-9 These small group studies of Ephesians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. Ephesians 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. This is not the meaning of the passage and this man was never corrected by his association for his false doctrine, nor for his intervention into the families that he sent into chaos. This is the right thing to do. The child might not want to obey, but God calls the child to obey his parents. Ephesians 5:21 (‘submitting yourselves,’ etc.) 8:26, 27), 4) «старайтесь» – о личном усилии (ср. It secures its being prompt, cordial and universal. The duty of the wife has been described by the terms subjection or submission ( ) and fear ( ). (a) For the Lord is author of all fatherhood, and therefore we must yield such obedience as he will have us. The God of nature indicates that this is duty; for he has impressed it on the minds of all in every age; and the Author of revelation confirms it. 2. This is the first commandment with promise. When a parent, however, is opposed to a child; when he expresses an unwillingness that a child should attend a particular church, or make a profession of religion, such opposition should in all cases be a sufficient reason for the child to pause and re-examine the subject. The meaning is, that the doctrine of predestination and election lays the foundation of adoring gratitude and praise. Obedience is right in the sense that it is in harmony with God"s will for children (cf. Children. God in His word has spoken specifically to children (Ecclesiastes 12:1; Psalms 148:12). When the husband is removed from his position of "headship", it is difficult for the wife to hold on to her "authority" over the children. 4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:1-4). This is added in order to restrain the fierceness which, we have already said, appears to be natural to almost all men. But it is characteristic of the more elaborate and thoughtful style of this Epistle, and of the circumstances under which it was written (in the watchful presence of the full-armed Roman “soldiers that kept” St. Paul), that the image there briefly touched is here worked out in full beauty of detail. ix. Read Ephesians 6:1-9 several times. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: Ta tekna, hupakouete tois goneusin humon [en kurio], touto gar estin dikaion.. Amplified: CHILDREN, OBEY your parents in the Lord [as His representatives], for this is just and right. (1) He comes to another part of a family, and shows that the duty of the children toward their parents consists in obedience to them. Pray and ask God to help you hear clearly from Him today. Ephesians 6:1 commands the child to obey. Obey your parents; it is to be understood here, as in chap Ephesians 5:24, that the obedience enjoined extends to all things not contrary to Christ’s commands; for the addition, in the Lord, that is, obey as those who are in the Lord, and make his will the law of their being, excludes obedience to those commands which are contrary to Christ’s word. Children. teknaThis word usually signifies those who are young; but it is used here, evidently, to denote those who were under the care and government of their parents, or those who were not of age. Disobedience to parents is named among the dark sins of the heathen of reprobate mind (Romans 1:30), and the evils of the “grievous times” in “the last days” (2 Timothy 3:2). This is right—There is a natural and fundamental rightness in this obedience. Its text is deficient for chap. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. We experience no sense of surprise, therefore, when Paul includes ‘disobedient to parents’ as a mark both of a decadent society which God has given up to its own godlessness” (Romans 1:28-30) (Stott p. 239). for this is right; it appears to be right by the light of nature, by which the very Heathens have taught it; and it is equitable from reason that so it should be; and it is just by the law of God, which commands nothing but what is holy, just, and good. Belonging essentially to the very nature of the relation. 5:17), 3) «духом» – о подчинении воле Божьей (ср. The duty of the child is now described in terms of obedience ( , = readiness to hearken to one) and honour ( , Ephesians 6:2). Obedience is unreasoning and implicit; submission is the willing subjection of an inferior in point of order to one having a right to command. This is part of their lifestyle; it is part of their being to be an obedient child. Besides the law of nature, which is acknowledged by all nations, the obedience of children is enforced by the authority of God. I stand amazed that some young people will invite their friends to Bible study and yet they themselves are unprepared for class and even do things that undermine the success of the class and the efforts of the teacher. Therefore, not only when observed by men or from the desire to please men, but as serving Christ and desiring to please him; rendering their services with readiness as to the Lord and not to men; because they know that at his bar all men, whether bond or free, shall be treated according to their works, Ephesians 6:6-8. Мф. ), at Rome, collated by Tischendorf and others. It should be religious; arising out of the conviction that such obedience is the will of the Lord. “Lit., the word means ‘to hear under authority’” (Caldwell pp. You can have no effective church unless the family is sound. Most parents have sacrificed so much for their children and given much. 4:6; 1Фес. The precept, honor thy father and mother, comprehends all the duties by which the sincere affection and respect of children to their parents can be expressed. Children should obey their parents as long as they are children living under their parents" authority. It is not because of the personal character of the parent, nor because of his kindness, nor on the ground of expediency, but because it is right; an obligation arising out of the nature of the relation between parents and children, and which must exist wherever the relation itself exists. Parents should do nothing to cherish evil feelings in the minds of their children, but bring them up in the discipline of Christianity, Ephesians 6:4, Ephesians 6:5. The Latin text, g, is based on the O.L. What does Ephesians 6:1 mean? Filial obedience is “right,” for it is not based on anything accidental or expedient. The love which Jesus showed to children, when He took them in His arms and blessed them, should induce them, in a spirit of filial faith and fondness, to obey their parents, and to regard with special sacredness every parental injunction. The context obviously addresses children and parents. Рим. And that obedience, if prompted, regulated, and bounded by a sense of religious obligation, will be cheerful, and not sullen; prompt, and not dilatory; uniform, and not occasional; universal, and not capricious in its choice of parental precepts. What are such young people thinking? He loves the child too much. 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