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Ephesians 6:1-24

1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”6:3 Deut. 5:16

4Fathers,6:4 Or Parents do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

5Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

9And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

The Armor of God

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Final Greetings

21Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. 22I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.

23Peace to the brothers and sisters,6:23 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.6:24 Or Grace and immortality to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Abaefeso 6:1-24

Abazadde n’abaana baabwe

16:1 Bak 3:20Abaana, muwulirenga bazadde bammwe mu Mukama waffe, kubanga bwe mukola mutyo, mukola kituufu. 2“Kitaawo ne nnyoko obassangamu ekitiibwa,” eryo lye tteeka erisooka eririmu okusuubiza nti: 36:3 Kuv 20:12Bw’onoobanga obulungi, era n’owangaala ku nsi. 46:4 a Bak 3:21 b Lub 18:19; Ma 6:7Nammwe abazadde, temunyigirizanga baana bammwe, wabula mubakuze nga mubagunjula era nga mubayigiriza ebya Mukama waffe.

Abaddu ne bakama baabwe

56:5 a 1Ti 6:1 b Bak 3:22 c Bef 5:22Abaddu, muwulirenga bakama bammwe ab’omu mubiri nga mubatya era nga mubawa ekitiibwa ng’omutima gwammwe mumalirivu, nga bwe mwamalirira mu Kristo. 6Ekyo temukikola lwa kulabibwa, abantu balyoke babasiime, wabula mukolenga ng’abaddu ba Kristo nga mukola n’omutima gwammwe gwonna, nga Katonda bw’ayagala. 76:7 Bak 3:23Muweerezenga n’omutima omulungi ng’abakolera Mukama waffe so si ng’abakolera abantu, 86:8 Bak 3:24nga mumanyi ng’ekirungi kyonna omuntu ky’akola, oba muddu oba wa ddembe, Mukama alimusasula empeera ennungi. 96:9 Yob 31:13, 14Era nammwe bakama b’abaddu, muyisenga bulungi abaddu bammwe nga temubatiisatiisa, nga mumanyi nti Mukama waabwe, ye Mukama wammwe, ali mu ggulu era ye tasosola mu bantu.

Ebyokulwanyisa bya Katonda

106:10 a 1Ko 16:13 b Bef 1:19Eky’enkomerero, mubenga n’amaanyi mu Mukama waffe ne mu buyinza obw’amaanyi ge. 116:11 Bar 13:12Mwambale ebyokulwanyisa byonna ebya Katonda, mulyoke musobole okwolekera enkwe za Setaani. 126:12 a Bef 1:21 b Bar 8:38 c Bef 1:3Kubanga tetumeggana na mubiri wadde musaayi, wabula tulwanyisa abafuzi, n’ab’obuyinza, n’amaanyi ag’ensi ag’ekizikiza, n’emyoyo emibi egy’omu bifo ebya waggulu. 13Noolwekyo mwambalenga ebyokulwanyisa byonna ebya Katonda, mulyoke musobole okwaŋŋanga omulabe ku lunaku olw’akabi, era bwe mulimala okukola byonna, mulyoke musigale nga muli banywevu. 146:14 a Is 11:5 b Is 59:17Muyimirire nga muli banywevu, ng’amazima lwe lukoba lwammwe lwe mwesibye mu kiwato kyammwe, ate ng’obutuukirivu kye ky’omu kifuba, 156:15 Is 52:7nga mwambadde n’engatto mu bigere byammwe nga mugenda okubuulira Enjiri ey’emirembe. 166:16 1Yk 5:4Era ku ebyo byonna okukkiriza kwammwe kubeerenga engabo eneebasobozesanga okuzikiza obusaale bwonna obw’omuliro obulasibwa omubi. 176:17 a Is 59:17 b Beb 4:12Obulokozi bubafuukire enkuufiira gye mwambadde, n’ekigambo kya Katonda kibabeerere ekitala eky’Omwoyo, 186:18 a Luk 18:1 b Mat 26:41; Baf 1:4nga musabiririranga mu ssaala zonna nga mwegayiririranga mu mwoyo buli kiseera. Mwekuumenga nga mugumiikirizanga, era nga mwegayiririranga abatukuvu, be bantu bonna aba Katonda.

196:19 a 1Bs 5:25 b Bik 4:29; 2Ko 3:12Era nange munsabirenga bwe nnaabanga njogera mpeebwe eby’okwogera, era mbyogerenga n’obuvumu nga ntegeeza abantu ekyama ky’Enjiri. 20Ndi mubaka wa Njiri ali mu njegere. Munsabire ndyoke ngibuulire abantu n’obuvumu nga bwe kinsaanira.

216:21 Bik 20:4Tukiko, owooluganda omwagalwa era omuweereza omwesigwa mu Mukama waffe, alibategeeza byonna mulyoke mutegeere ebinfaako ne bye nkola. 226:22 Bak 4:7-9Mmutumye gye muli, mulyoke mumanye nga bwe tuli era abagumye emitima gyammwe.

236:23 Bag 6:16; 1Pe 5:14Emirembe n’okwagala awamu n’okukkiriza ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, bibeerenga n’abooluganda.

24Ekisa kya Katonda kibeerenga n’abo bonna abaagala Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo n’okwagala okutaggwaawo.