Ephesians 6 – NIRV & GKY

New International Reader’s Version

Ephesians 6:1-24

1Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it’s the right thing to do. 2Scripture says, “Honor your father and mother.” That is the first commandment that has a promise. 3“Then things will go well with you. You will live a long time on the earth.” (Deuteronomy 5:16)

4Fathers, don’t make your children angry. Instead, instruct them and teach them the ways of the Lord as you raise them.

5Slaves, obey your masters here on earth. Respect them and honor them with a heart that is true. Obey them just as you would obey Christ. 6Don’t obey them only to please them when they are watching. Do it because you are slaves of Christ. Be sure your heart does what God wants. 7Serve your masters with all your heart. Work as serving the Lord and not as serving people. 8You know that the Lord will give each person a reward. He will give it to them in keeping with the good they do. It doesn’t matter whether they are a slave or not.

9Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. When you warn them, don’t be too hard on them. You know that the God who is their Master and yours is in heaven. And he treats everyone the same.

God’s Armor for Believers

10Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. 11Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans. 12Our fight is not against human beings. It is against the rulers, the authorities and the powers of this dark world. It is against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly world. 13So put on all of God’s armor. Evil days will come. But you will be able to stand up to anything. And after you have done everything you can, you will still be standing. 14So remain strong in the faith. Put the belt of truth around your waist. Put the armor of godliness on your chest. 15Wear on your feet what will prepare you to tell the good news of peace. 16Also, pick up the shield of faith. With it you can put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Put on the helmet of salvation. And take the sword of the Holy Spirit. The sword is God’s word.

18At all times, pray by the power of the Spirit. Pray all kinds of prayers. Be watchful, so that you can pray. Always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19Pray also for me. Pray that whenever I speak, the right words will be given to me. Then I can be bold as I tell the mystery of the good news. 20Because of the good news, I am being held by chains as the Lord’s messenger. So pray that I will be bold as I preach the good news. That’s what I should do.

Final Greetings

21Tychicus is a dear brother. He is faithful in serving the Lord. He will tell you everything about me. Then you will know how I am and what I am doing. 22That’s why I am sending him to you. I want you to know how we are. And I want him to encourage you.

23May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give peace to the brothers and sisters. May they also give the believers love and faith.

24May grace be given to everyone who loves our Lord Jesus Christ with a love that will never die.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Aefeso 6:1-24

Ciana na Aciari

16:1 Akol 3:20; Thim 6:20Inyuĩ ciana-rĩ, athĩkagĩrai aciari anyu thĩinĩ wa Mwathani, nĩgũkorwo gwĩka ũguo nĩguo kwagĩrĩire. 2“Tĩĩa thoguo na nyũkwa,” rĩu nĩrĩo rĩathani rĩa mbere rĩrĩa rĩrĩ na kĩĩranĩro, 3“nĩguo maũndũ maku mothe magaacĩre, na ũkenere gũtũũra muoyo hĩndĩ ndaaya gũkũ thĩ.”

46:4 Akol 3:21; Kĩam 18:19Na inyuĩ maithe-rĩ, mũtikarakaragie ciana cianyu; handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, cireragei mũgĩcirutaga na mũgĩcitaaraga thĩinĩ wa Mwathani.

Ngombo na Aathani

56:5 1Tim 6:1; Akol 3:22Inyuĩ ngombo-rĩ, athĩkagĩrai aathani anyu a gũkũ thĩ, mũkĩmatĩĩaga na mũkĩmetigĩraga, mũtarĩ na ũhinga ngoro-inĩ, o taarĩ Kristũ mũrathĩkĩra. 66:6 Arom 6:22Mũtikamaathĩkagĩre o hĩndĩ ĩrĩa maramuona atĩ nĩguo mamwendage; no ĩkagai ũguo ta mũrĩ ngombo cia Kristũ, mũgĩĩkaga maũndũ marĩa Ngai endaga mekwo mwĩendeire na ngoro cianyu. 76:7 Akol 3:23Tungatagai na ngoro yothe mũtarĩ na kĩnyiria, taarĩ Mwathani mũratungatĩra, no ti andũ, 86:8 Math 16:27; Akol 3:24nĩ ũndũ nĩ mũũĩ atĩ Mwathani nĩakarĩha o mũndũ ũndũ o wothe mwega ekaga arĩ ngombo kana atarĩ ngombo.

96:9 Ayub 31:13; Atũm 10:34Na inyuĩ aathani-rĩ, ĩkagai ngombo cianyu o ro ũguo. Mũtigaciĩhĩtagĩre, tondũ nĩ mũũĩ atĩ Mwathani wacio, na nowe Mwathani wanyu, arĩ o kũu igũrũ, nake ndarĩ mũthutũkanio.

Indo cia Ngai cia Mbaara

106:10 2Sam 10:12; Thab 27:14Ũhoro wa kũrigĩrĩria ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ, gĩagai na hinya thĩinĩ wa Mwathani mũkĩhotithagio nĩ ũhoti wake mũnene. 11Mwĩohei indo ciothe cia Ngai cia mbaara nĩguo mũhote gwĩtiiria mawara ma mũcukani. 126:12 Arom 8:38; Ahib 2:14Nĩgũkorwo kũgiana gwitũ ti gwa kũgiana na arĩa marĩ na mwĩrĩ na thakame, no tũgianaga na aathani, na mothamaki, na maahinya ma gũkũ thĩ ĩno ĩrĩ nduma, o na mbũtũ cia maroho mooru marĩ kũrĩa igũrũ. 136:13 2Akor 6:7Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, mwĩohei indo ciothe cia Ngai cia mbaara, nĩguo mũkaahota gwĩtiiria mũthenya ũrĩa mũũru wakinya, na mwarĩkia gwĩka maũndũ macio mothe, no mwĩhaande. 146:14 Isa 11:5; Isa 59:17Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mwĩhaandei wega, mwĩhotorete mũcibi wa ũhoro ũrĩa wa ma njohero, na mwĩohete gako ga kũgitĩra gĩthũri karĩa ka ũthingu, 156:15 Isa 52:7namo magũrũ manyu mũmahaarĩrie gũthiĩ kũhunjia Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa thayũ. 16Hamwe na indo icio ciothe, oyai ngo ya wĩtĩkio, ĩrĩa mũrĩhotaga kũhoria nayo mĩguĩ yothe ĩrĩa yakanaga mwaki ya ũrĩa mũũru.6:16 Ngo cia Aroma ciakoragwo ithondeketwo na njũũa. Ciarĩ nene na nyũmũ nĩguo ihote kũhoria mĩguĩ. Ciatobokagio maaĩ-inĩ nĩguo ciororoe. 176:17 Isa 59:17; Ahib 4:12Ningĩ ĩkĩrai ngũbia ya kĩgera ya ũhonokio, na mwĩohe rũhiũ rwa njora rwa Roho, naruo nĩruo kiugo kĩa Ngai. 186:18 Luk 18:1; Luk 18:1Na mũhooyage hĩndĩ ciothe na mahooya ma mĩthemba yothe, mũgĩthaithanaga mũrĩ na Roho. Mwarĩkia gwĩka ũguo-rĩ, ikaragai mwĩhũgĩte, na mũhooyagĩre andũ arĩa aamũre hĩndĩ ciothe.

19O na niĩ mwene-rĩ, hooyagĩrai, nĩguo rĩrĩa rĩothe ngũtumũra kanua, heagwo ciugo na ngaaria itegwĩtigĩra ngĩmenyithania hitho ya Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega, 206:20 2Akor 5:20; Atũm 21:33o ũrĩa niĩ ndĩ mwarĩrĩria waguo, na noguo ũtũmĩte njohwo! Hooyagĩrai nĩguo ndĩũheanage itegwĩtigĩra, o ta ũrĩa njagĩrĩirwo nĩ gwĩka.

Ngeithi cia Kũrigĩrĩria

216:21 Atũm 20:4Tukiko, mũrũ wa Ithe witũ ũrĩa mwende na ndungata ĩĩhokekete wĩra-inĩ wa Mwathani, nĩwe ũkũmwĩra maũndũ mothe, nĩgeetha o na inyuĩ mũmenye ũrĩa ndariĩ na ũrĩa njĩkaga. 22Ndĩramũtũma kũrĩ inyuĩ nĩ ũndũ wa gĩtũmi gĩkĩ kĩũmbe, nĩguo mũmenye ũhoro witũ ũrĩa tũtariĩ, na nĩguo amũũmĩrĩrie ngoro.

236:23 Agal 6:16; 1Pet 5:14Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, mũrogĩa na thayũ, na wendani hamwe na wĩtĩkio ciumĩte kũrĩ Ngai Ithe witũ o na kuuma kũrĩ Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ. 24Wega wa Ngai ũrogĩa na arĩa othe mendete Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ na wendo ũrĩa ũtathiraga.