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Ephesians 6:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest be long-lived on the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That it may come to be, well with thee, and thou shalt be long-lived upon the land.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— which is the first command with a promise, 'That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live a long time upon the land.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That it may bee well with thee, and thou maiest liue long on the earth.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that it may be well with thee, and thy life be prolonged upon the earth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— that it may be well with thee, and that thy life may be prolonged on the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
it may be 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5638
<5638> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 66
well 2095
{2095} Prime
εὖ
eu
{yoo}
Neuter of a primary word εὖς [[eus]] (good); (adverbially) well.
with thee, 4671
{4671} Prime
σοί
soi
{soy}
Dative case of G4771; to thee.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
thou mayest 2071
{2071} Prime
ἔσομαι
esomai
{es'-om-ahee}
Future tense of G1510; will be.
z5704
<5704> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 188
live long 3118
{3118} Prime
μακροχρόνιος
makrochronios
{mak-rokh-ron'-ee-os}
From G3117 and G5550; long timed, that is, long lived.
on 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
earth. 1093
{1093} Prime
γῆ
ge
{ghay}
Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 6:3

_ _ long on the earth — In Exodus 20:12, “long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee,” which Paul adapts to Gospel times, by taking away the local and limited reference peculiar to the Jews in Canaan. The godly are equally blessed in every land, as the Jews were in the land which God gave them. This promise is always fulfilled, either literally, or by the substitution of a higher blessing, namely, one spiritual and eternal (Job 5:26; Proverbs 10:27). The substance and essence of the law are eternally in force: its accidents alone (applying to Israel of old) are abolished (Romans 6:15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 6:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 6:3

That thou mayest live long upon the earth — This is usually fulfilled to eminently dutiful children; and he who lives long and well has a long seed — time for the eternal harvest. But this promise, in the Christian dispensation, is to be understood chiefly in a more exalted and Spiritual sense.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Deuteronomy 4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong [thy] days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
Deuteronomy 5:16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Deuteronomy 6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do [it]; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 6:18 And thou shalt do [that which is] right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,
Deuteronomy 12:25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt do [that which is] right in the sight of the LORD.
Deuteronomy 12:28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest [that which is] good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy 22:7 [But] thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and [that] thou mayest prolong [thy] days.
Ruth 3:1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
Psalms 128:1-2 [[A Song of degrees.]] Blessed [is] every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. ... For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy [shalt] thou [be], and [it shall be] well with thee.
Isaiah 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Jeremiah 42:6 Whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.
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Dt 4:40; 5:16; 6:3, 18; 12:25, 28; 22:7. Ru 3:1. Ps 128:1. Is 3:10. Jr 42:6.

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