Knijga O Kristu

Efežanima 6:1-24

Djeca i roditelji

1Djeco, slušajte svoje roditelje jer ste Gospodinovi i jer je tako pravedno. 2“Poštuj oca i majku!” To je prva od Deset Božjih zapovijedi, popraćena obećanjem: 3“Da ti bude dobro i da dugo živiš na zemlji.”6:2-3 Izlazak 20:12.

4A vi, očevi, ne ogorčujte svoju djecu, nego ih odgajajte Gospodnjom stegom i urazumljivanjem.

Robovi i gospodari

5Robovi, pokoravajte se svojim gospodarima sa strahopoštovanjem i služite im iskreno, kao Kristu. 6Nemojte raditi samo dok vas vide, samo da ugodite gospodaru, nego kao Kristovi robovi zdušno ispunjajte Božju volju. 7Služite dragovoljno kao da služite Gospodinu, a ne ljudima. 8Znajte da će Gospodin nagraditi svakoga tko čini dobro, bio on rob ili slobodan čovjek.

9I vi, gospodari, također tako postupajte prema robovima. Nemojte im prijetiti. Ne zaboravite da na nebesima imate istoga Gospodara i da on nije pristran.

Božja bojna oprema

10Budite ubuduće jaki u Gospodinu i u njegovoj silnoj moći. 11Navucite svu Božju bojnu opremu da se možete suprotstaviti đavolskim lukavštinama. 12Jer ne borimo se protiv ljudi od krvi i mesa, nego protiv nevidljivih zlih vladara i vlasti koji vladaju ovim našim mračnim svijetom; protiv zloduha koji borave u nebeskim prostorima.

13Zato stavite na sebe svu Božju opremu da se u zlo vrijeme uspijete oduprijeti neprijatelju i održati se kad sve nadvladate. 14Stojte dakle čvrsto. Opašite svoje bokove istinom. Obucite oklop pravednosti. 15Noge obujte u spremnost za evanđelje, za mir. 16U svemu imajte uza se štit vjere da njime možete ugasiti vatrene strijele Zloga. 17Uzmite kacigu spasenja i mač Duha, to jest Božju riječ. 18Uvijek i u svakoj prigodi molite se u Svetome Duhu. Budno i ustrajno se molite za sve svete.

19Molite se Bogu i za mene da mi dade prave riječi dok hrabro obznanjujem tajnu Radosne vijesti. 20Sada sam, zato što ju propovijedam kao Božji poslanik, u okovima. Molite se da i dalje o njoj govorim hrabro, kako valja.

Završni pozdravi

21Da biste znali što je sa mnom i kako mi je, sve će vam ispričati moj voljeni brat Tihik, vjerni sluga Gospodnji. 22Šaljem ga k vama baš zato da znate kako smo i da vas ohrabri.

23Draga braćo, neka vam Bog dade mir, ljubav i vjeru našega Boga Oca i Gospodina Isusa Krista. 24Neka je Božja milost sa svima koji ljube našega Gospodina Isusa Krista vječnom ljubavlju.

King James Version

Ephesians 6:1-24

1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 5Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. 9And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

21But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 22Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

23Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.