1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
1 The duty of children towards their parents, 5 of servants towards their masters. 10 Our life is a warfare, 12 not only against flesh and blood, but also spiritual enemies. 13 The complete armour of a Christian, 18 and how it ought to be used. 21 Tychicus is commended.
6:1 ¶ Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is just.
6:2 Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise:
6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth.
6:4 And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord.
6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your lords according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as to Christ.
6:6 Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men: but, as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
6:7 With a good will serving, as to the Lord, and not to men.
6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man shall do, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
6:9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatenings: knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven. And there is no respect of persons with him.
6:10 Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of his power.
6:11 Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.
6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.
6:13 Therefore, take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day and to stand in all things perfect.
6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of justice:
6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
6:16 In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one.
6:17 And take unto you the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).
6:18 By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit: and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints:
6:19 And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
6:20 For which I am an ambassador in a chain: so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought.
6:21 But that you also may know the things that concern me and what I am doing, Tychicus, my dearest brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make known to you all things:
6:22 Whom I have sent to you for this same purpose: that you may know the things concerning us, and that he may comfort your hearts.
6:23 Peace be to the brethren and charity with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption. Amen.
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