book 6
1 你们作儿女的,要在主里听从父母,这是理所当然的。
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 要孝敬父母,使你得福,在世长寿。这是第一条带应许的诫命。
"Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise--
"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
4 你们作父亲的,不要惹儿女的气,只要照着主的教训和警戒,养育他们。
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
5 你们作仆人的,要惧怕战兢,用诚实的心听从你们肉身的主人,好像听从基督一般。
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
6 不要只在眼前事奉,像是讨人喜欢的,要像基督的仆人,从心里遵行神的旨意。
Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
7 甘心事奉,好像服事主,不像服事人。
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,
8 因为晓得各人所行的善事,不论是为奴的,是自主的,都必按所行的得主的赏赐
because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
9 你们作主人的待仆人,也是一理,不要威吓他们。因为知道他们和你们,同有一位主在天上,他并不偏待人。
And 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.
10 我还有末了的话,你们要靠着主,倚赖他的大能大力,作刚强的人。
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 要穿戴神所赐的全副军装,就能抵挡魔鬼的诡计。
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
12 因我们并不是与属血气的争战,乃是与那些执政的,掌权的,管辖这幽暗世界的,以及天空属灵气的恶魔争战。(两争战原文都作摔跤)
For 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.
13 所以要拿起神所赐的全副军装,好在磨难的日子,抵挡仇敌,并且成就了一切,还能站立得住。
Therefore 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.
14 所以要站稳了,用真理当作带子束腰,用公义当作护心镜遮胸。
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 又用平安的福音,当作预备走路的鞋穿在脚上,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 此外又拿着信德当作藤牌,可以灭尽那恶者一切的火箭。
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 并戴上救恩的头盔,拿着圣灵的宝剑,就是神的道。
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 靠着圣灵,随时多方祷告祈求,并要在此儆醒不倦,为众圣徒祈求,
And 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 saints.
19 也为我祈求,使我得着口才,能以放胆,开口讲明福音的奥秘,
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 (我为这福音的奥秘,作了带锁链的使者)并使我照着当尽的本分,放胆讲论。
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 今有所亲爱忠心事奉主的兄弟推基古,他要把我的事情并我的景况如何,全告诉你们叫你们知道。
Tychicus, 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.
22 我特意打发他到你们那里去,好叫你们知道我们的光景,又叫他安慰你们的心。
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
23 愿平安,仁爱,信心,从父神和主耶稣基督,归与弟兄们。
Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 并愿所有诚心爱我们主耶稣基督的人,都蒙恩惠。
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.