Again the Trinity is implied: the Spirit here; and Christ in "salvation" and God the Father, Ephesians 6:13 (compare Hebrews 4:12 , Revelation 1:16 , 2:12 ). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The Greek is singular. "Prayer" for obtaining blessings, "supplication" for averting evils which we fear [GROTIUS]. Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD. Amplified: And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the … Some with Vulgate retain them. The main motive is, because it is God's will ( Deuteronomy 5:16 , "Honor thy father and mother, as the Lord thy God hath COMMANDED thee"); and that it is so peculiarly, is shown by His accompanying it "with a promise." The more clearly any book of Scripture, as this, treats of the economy of the kingdom of light, the more clearly does it set forth the kingdom of darkness. So in the temple a perpetual watch was maintained (compare Anna, Luke 2:37 ). Eph 6:1-4. 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, … Greek, "For our wrestling ('the wrestling' in which we are engaged) is not against flesh," &c. Flesh and blood foes are Satan's mere tools, the real foe lurking behind them is Satan himself, with whom our conflict is. on - Not in the spirit of eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the bond-servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. From anthropos and aresko; man-courting, i.e. Peace be to the brethren, and love with … Ephesians 6:6 in all English translations. Not in the spirit of eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the bond-servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Commentaries; Dictionaries; Strongs; People; Ephesians 6:6-7:7 Slaves and Masters . singleness--without double-mindedness, or "eye service" ( Ephesians 6:6 ), which seeks to please outwardly, without the sincere desire to make the master's interest at all times the first consideration ( 1 Chronicles 29:17 , Matthew 6:22 Matthew 6:23 , Luke 11:34 ). The shield of faith will certainly intercept, and so "quench, all the fiery darts" (an image from the ancient fire-darts, formed of cane, with tow and combustibles ignited on the head of the shaft, so as to set fire to woodwork, tents, &c.). 1. obey--stronger than the expression as to wives, "submitting," or "being subject" ( Eph 5:21). of the Lord--such as the Lord approves, and by His Spirit dictates. Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: Ephesians 6:6 Not in the way of service only (Ephes. Morning Has Broken. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Psalm 51 Commentary: Verse 6. Ephesians Commentary James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. breastplate of righteousness--( Isaiah 59:17 ), similarly of Messiah. . Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. Translate, "The principalities . Ephesians 6:6-19 KJV. Children and Parents. men-pleasers--not Christ-pleasers (compare Galatians 1:10 , 1 Thessalonians 2:4 ). 6. Translate, "Against the world rulers of this (present) darkness" ( Ephesians 2:2 , 5:8 , Luke 22:53 , Colossians 1:13 ). 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. the evil day--the day of Satan's special assaults ( Ephesians 6:12 Ephesians 6:16 ) in life and at the dying hour (compare Revelation 3:10 ). Obedience … God, by this hope, "lifts up the head" ( Psalms 3:3 , Luke 21:28 ). . Not a fleeting, earthly love, but a spiritual and eternal one [ALFORD]. masters according to the flesh--in contrast to your true and heavenly Master ( Ephesians 6:4 ). 195. thereunto--"watching unto" (with a view to) prayer and supplication. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols. 1. . your Master also--The oldest manuscripts read, "the Master both of them and you": "their Master and yours." respect of persons--He will not, in judging, acquit thee because thou art a master, or condemn him because he is a servant ( Acts 10:34 , Romans 2:11 , Galatians 2:6 , Colossians 3:25 , 1 Peter 1:17 ). The best and most eminent ministers need the prayers of believers. Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. in the Lord--in the Lord's work. Christ does not regard such distinctions in His present dealings of grace, or in His future judgment. our affairs--Greek, "the things concerning us," namely, concerning myself. Verse 6. Fathers are more prone to passion in relation to their children than mothers, whose fault is rather over-indulgence. The fact that their work is for Christ will encourage them to work hard and well. done all--rather, "accomplished all things," namely, necessary to the fight, and becoming a good soldier. in the power of his might--Christ's might: as in Ephesians 1:19 , it is the Father's might. 20. In the last 2 studies, we discovered what the Lord expects from a Christian wife and a Christian husband. in sincerity--Greek, "in incorruption," that is, not as English Version, but "with an immortal (constant) love" [WAHL]. 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 … by John Walvoord & Roy Zuck, 2:617), “(1) In this context the modifying phrases always follow the action words (vv. Joshua - … The panoply offensive and defensive. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. They should be loving and understanding and help teach their little rugrats the proper way … threatening--Greek, "the threatening" which masters commonly use. receive--( 2 Corinthians 5:10 , Colossians 3:25 ; but all of grace, Luke 17:10 ). of God--furnished by God; not our own, else it would not stand ( Psalms 35:1-3 ). 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Colossians 4:8 is almost word for word the same as this verse. Their duty is more expressly prescribed to children than to parents; for love descends rather than ascends [BENGEL]. Our Price: $23.99 Save: $11.00 (31%) Buy Now. . Commentary on Galatians and Ephesians by John Calvin. It's right there in the 10 Commandments. M UTUAL D UTIES OF P ARENTS AND C HILDREN: M ASTERS AND S ERVANTS: O UR L IFE A W ARFARE: T HE S … Paul makes no mention of demoniacal possession, so that in the time he wrote, it seems to have ceased; it probably was restricted to the period of the Lord's incarnation, and of the foundation of His Church. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET CHAPTER 6 Eph 6:1-24. The reasons for connecting the phrase with the preceding words are (Harold Hoehner, The Bible Knowledge Commentary [Victor Books], ed. 10. my brethren--Some of the oldest manuscripts omit these words. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out. wiles--literally, "schemes sought out" for deceiving (compare 2 Corinthians 11:14 ). It also shows the foolishness of those who claim God’s desire is to make people “drunk in the spirit” through the work of a “Holy Ghost Bartender.” When Ephesians 5:18 says, do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, it makes a contrast of the work of the Spirit with the effects of drunkenness.