Commentaries for ephesians chapter 6 the duties of children and parents. Honor your father and mother this is the first commandment with a promise, that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth. Ephesians the epistle to the ephesians is a complete body of divinity. For those of us who are sitting and walking, this tells us that standing effective spiritual warfare involves a two important attitudes concerning spiritual warfare. The reason for this urgent instruction is the nature of the christians opponent in. Armor god has prepared us for battle what do i need to know about the passage. To effectively use the sword of the spirit, we cant regard the bible as a book of magic. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the lord, whether he be bond or free.
Ephesians 6, new international version niv the bible app. All christians are to put on spiritual armour against the enemies of their. We must hold our ground as we fight against the pressures of satan and this world. But just as the epistle is an integral whole, so is the authors commentary. John eadie, a commentary on the greek text of the epistle of paul to the ephesians outline. Now viewing scripture range from the book of ephesians chapter 6. David guzik commentary on ephesians 6 explains how the believer is. In these verses paul is bringing his letter to a close. Children, obey your parents because you belong to the lord, for this is the right thing to do. Why is it significant that paul says twice in this passage here and again in 6. Outline adapted from the bible exposition commentary, vol. Study the bible online using commentary on ephesians 6.
Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by albert barnes, a dedicated student of the bible, continues to be very popular even today. Comments on the book of ephesians chapter 6 from the king james bible online. Children and parents, employers and employees ephesians. Finally, be strong in the lord and in his mighty power. The great duty of children is, to obey their parents. Unfortunately, the local christian book store had decided not to continue stocking them. The book of ephesians was written to gods holy people in ephesus ephesians 1. It does not render us invulnerable to change or to hearing the word of god uttered by others.
Aug 23, 2015 such a donning of the armor of god on our part does not create us an impenetrable community who does not hear the cries of others. Ephesians 6 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. Servants should show all obedience and fidelity to their masters, 58. The student may compare the description of the forging of aeneas armor by vulcan virgil, aeneid, viii. The armor of god is talked about in the word of god in ephesians 6. Ephesians 6 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written.
Apr 29, 2015 before he gets to the equipment, the full armor of god, paul tells the church at ephesus to be strong in the lord and in his mighty power 6. Spiritual strength and courage are needed for our spiritual warfare and suffering. All should be strong in the lord, and be armed with his armour, because of their wily, powerful, and numerous foes, 10. The more clearly any book of scripture, as this, treats of the economy of the kingdom of. The niv life application commentary series is one of the best i have found to help prepare sunday school lessons. Bible track is an online bible commentary and study site plus a bible reading plan. The whole image here is of a soldier getting ready for battle against a formidable foe. Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, like many of ironsides writings, are a standard that has stood. Study the bible online using commentary on ephesians 6 and more.
Read ephesians 6 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. The meaning doubtless, is, that there would be a special providence, securing to those who were obedient to parents length of days. At the end of the day it is completely irrelevant if the particular opponent we face is a principality, a power, or a ruler of the darkness of this age. All gods word for you bible studies are written from a reformed, conservative. The active role of the church is not altogether surprising, given the writers previous indication that god has raised us up with christ and seated us with him in the heavenly places 2.
Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. And masters should treat their servants with humanity, 9. Ephesians 6 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. In classical greek of the full armor of a heavyarmed soldier. Ephesians presents as a letter with a typical address, 1. What the slaveholders didnt bother to quote was the rest of the passage, which goes on to say, masters, do the same things to them 6. The whole armor is a complete system, both for offense and defense, that protects all the potential areas of vulnerability. Of all pauls books, ephesians contains the highest of spiritual truth concerning christian life.
He sees that you behave in an unchristian way toward those dependent largely on you. This is a good read and i would add that the sword of the spirit. Ephesians 6 matthew henrys concise commentary on the bible. Ephesians zondervan exegetical commentary on the new. The book of ephesians reminds me of the book of colossians, because is telling us about being obedient to our parents. All christians are to put on spiritual armour against the enemies of their souls. Working in the shadow of eduard norden in the authors own words, nicholas horsfall has written his own monumental commentary on aeneid 6. Ephesians 6 commentary albert barnes notes on the whole bible. This is horsfalls fifth largescale commentary on the aeneid, and as his earlier commentaries on books 7, 11, 3, and 2, this is not a commentary aimed at undergraduates. The christian slaves submission must be inward, as well as outward. Evil powers are not described in ephesians 6 using a form of dunamai. Collectively, they are all members of spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Parents should be tender towards their children, 4.
Ephesians 6 commentary ironsides notes on selected books. God is looking on and jotting everything down in his book of records. In verse 11, paul tells us to stand against the devils tricks. You may remember him from such new testament letters as romans and 1 corinthians. The paperback bible presents the bible by the book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. The epistle to the ephesians chapter six objectives in studying the chapter 1 to understand the responsibilities of children and their fathers 2 to suggest how principles governing servants and masters can be applied to employees and their employers 3 to see the need to adorn ourselves with the whole of armor of god, that we might be. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he. In the first chapter you have the doctrines of the gospel. That ye may be able to withstand that ye may not only stand fast in the liberty wherewith christ hath made you free, but also discomfit all your spiritual foes. This deep, spiritual letter discusses our position in christ, the body of christ, salvation by grace through faith, our christian inheritance, unity of the church, prayer, ministry, ethical right living, and instructions to fathers, husbands, wives, children, masters, employees, and employers. Ephesians 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. In chapter 6 paul gives instructions regarding three important areas of the believers life. Horsfall is a commentators commentator writing with encyclopedic command. Ephesians zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament series book 10 kindle edition by zondervan, clinton e.
A commentary on the epistle to the ephesians by charles hodge. Ephesians 6 bible commentary the geneva study bible. Ephesians 6 commentary by williamkang on june 29th, 2010. Ephesians 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. This time, pauls writing to the church in ephesus and, boy, does he have a lot to say. The second section focuses on those blessings in relation to the son, e. His gift to us was his son jesus who left heavans glory to come down to earth. He has one last practical suggestion for his readers vv. Indeed, in identifying the mystery of the gospel, ephesians 6. Notice the number of times in these few verses that we are exhorted to stand. Study ephesians 6 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning.
Gods word for you is a free bible study site committed to. Several years ago, i remember reading a story in tony dungys book. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition of the bible. Ephesians chapter 3 kjv king james version ann you are exactly correct. None of the pieces of equipment that follow are about us. Cheryl the breath of life is his spirit so that which makes you you is spirit. David guzik commentary on ephesians 6 explains how the believer is supposed to walk in the light and to fight the darkness. Doctrinal, chapters 1 3 the heavenly callingof the church vocalization a. Ephesians and colossians summary the epistle to the ephesians. Those who would prove themselves to have true grace, must aim at all grace. Ephesians 6, new american standard bible nasb the bible app.
With good will doing service, as to the lord, and not to men. Gods word for you is a free bible study site committed to bringing you teaching and studies firmly grounded in the bible, and the bibles answers to your questions. Children should obey their parents, that they may live long and be happy. Here we have yet another letter from the apostle paul. Why does the apostle use the word obey instead of honor, 167 which has a greater extent of meaning. This is a chronologicallyordered bible site with commentary on each passage. Ephesians 6 commentary all christians are to put on. Ephesians 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, like many of ironsides writings, are a standard that has stood the test of time hi.
As the book abounds with spiritual riches yet at the same time it is full of practical tips for christian living. Children, obey your parents in the lord, for this is right. The duty of servants is summed up in one word, obedience. Apr 25, 2011 an interpretative analysis of ephesians 6.
New testament commentary, ephesians grand rapids, michigan. If you honor your father and mother, things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth. The slave narratives are replete with sentiments from former slaves who loved jesus but hated paul, because slaveholders regularly quoted ephesians 6. Put on the full armor of god, so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes. The first area is an exhortation on how to maintain harmony and attract gods blessing within our family and work environments. Although kennedy in new testament interpretation through rhetorical criticism states that the writer of ephesians is skilled in rhetoric, he, like many commentators, does not attempt a structural analysis of the epistle in. Found this commentary used on amazon to add to my theological library. However many conflicts he may have waged, he is still to be ever ready for fresh assaults, for in regard to them he may be quite sure that tomorrow will bring its own share of them, and that the evil day is never left behind so long as days still last.794 1062 1344 1010 1155 845 110 89 201 190 479 839 67 824 985 346 1417 540 755 285 877 453 1516 515 1040 799 642 1393 1487 1205 186 73 129 1392 1039 1460 1156 1302 427 1328 936 327 672 819 702 1067 478