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I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the
the fulness of times he might 1 After the salutation, 3 and thanks gather together in one all things
giving for the Ephesians, 4 he in Christ, both which are in heay. treateth of our election, 6 and adop.
en, and which are on earth; tion by grace, 11 which is the true und proper fountain of man's sal. even in him : vation. 13 And because the height 11 In whom also we have obof this mystery cannot easily be at tained an inheritance, being pretained unto, 16 he prayeth that they may come 18 to the full knowledge destinated according to the pur
and 20 possession thereof in Christ. pose of him who worketh all things PAUL, an apostle of Jesus after the counsel of his own
Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, 12 That we should be to the and to the faithful in Christ Jesus : praise of his glory, who first 2 Grace be to you,
trusted in Christ. from God our Father, and from 13 In whom ye also trusted, the Lord Jesus Christ.
after that ye heard the word of 3 Blessed be the God and Fa- truth, the gospel of your salvather of our Lord Jesus Christ, tion: in whom also, after that who hath blessed us with all ye believed, ye were sealed with spiritual blessings in heavenly that Holy Spirit of promise, places in Christ :
14 Which is the earnest of our 4 According as he hath chosen inheritance until the redemption us in him, before the foundation of the purchased possession, unto of the world, that we should be the praise of his glory. holy and without blame before 15 Wherefore I also, after I him in love :
heard of your faith in the Lord 5 Having predestinated us unto Jesus, and love unto all the saints, the adoption of children by Jesus 16 Cease not to give thanks for Christ to himself, according to the you, making mention of you in good pleasure of his will,
my prayers; 6 To the praise of the glory of 17 That the God of our Lord his grace, wherein he hath made Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, us accepted in the Beloved : may give unto you the spirit of
7 In whom we have redemption wisdom and revelation in the through his blood, the forgive knowledge of him: ness of sins, according to the 18 The eyes of your underriches of his grace;
standing being enlightened ; that 8 Wherein he hath abounded ye may know what is the hope of toward us in all wisdom and pru- his calling, and what the riches
of the glory of his inheritance in 9 Having made known unto us the saints, the mystery of his will, ac
according 19 And what is the exceeding to his good pleasure, which he | greatness of his power to us-ward hath purposed in himself : who believe, according to tho 10 That in the dispensation of working of his mighty power,
for good works. 20 Which he wrought in Christ, might shew the exceeding riches when he raised him from the of his grace in his kindness todead, and set him at his own right ward us, through Christ Jesus. hand in the heavenly places, 8 For by grace are ye saved,
21 Far above all principality, through faith; and that not of and power, and might, and do- yourselves: it is the gift of God: minion, and every name that is 9 Not of works, lest any man named, not only in this world, should boast. but also in that which is to come : 10 For we are his workman
22 And hath put all things un ship, created in Christ Jesus unto der his feet, and gave him to be good works, which God hath bethe head over all things to the fore ordained that we should walk church,
in them. 23 Which is his body, the ful 11 Wherefore remember, that ness of him that filleth all in all.
ye being in time past Gentiles in CHAP. II.
the flesh, who are called Uncir1 By comparing what we were by 3 cumcision by that which is called
nature, with what we are 5 by the Circumcision in the flesh grace; 10 he declareth, that we are
made by hands; made for good works; and 13 being brought near by Christ, should not
12 That at that time ye were live as u Gentiles, and 12 foreign without Christ, being aliens from ers in time past, but as 19 citizens
the commonwealth of Israel, and with the saints, and the family of God.
from the covenants of AND you hath he quickened, promise, having no hope, and
who were dead in trespasses without God in the world : and sins;
13 But now, in Christ Jesus, 2 Wherein in time past ye walk- ye, who some time were far off, ed according to the course of this are made nigh by the blood of world, according to the prince of Christ. the power of the air, the spirit 14 For he is our peace, who that now worketh in the children hath made both one, and hath of disobedience :
broken down the middle wall of 3 Among whom also we all had partition between us ; our conversation in times past in 15 Having abolished in his flesh the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the enmity, even the law of comthe desires of the flesh and of the mandments contained in ordinmind; and were by nature the ances : for to make in himself of children of wrath, even as others. twain one new man, so making
4 But God, who is rich in peace ; mercy, for his great love where 16 And that he might reconcile with he loved us,
both unto God in one body by the 5 Even when we were dead in cross, having slain the enmity sins, hath quickened us together thereby : with Christ; (by grace ye are
17 And came and preached saved ;)
peace to you which were afar off, 6 And hath raised us up to
and to them that were nigh. gether, and made us sit together 18 For through him we both in heavenly places, in Christ Je have an access by one Spirit unto
the Father. 7 That in the ages to come he 19 Now therefore ye are no
the Gentiles. more strangers and foreigners, the Gentiles the unsearchable but fellow-citizens with the saints, riches of Christ ; and of the household of God; 9 And to make all men see
20 And are built upon the what is the fellowship of the foundation of the apostles and mystery, which from the beginprophets, Jesus Christ himself ning of the world hath been hid being the chief corner-stone ; in God, who created all things 21 In whom all the building by Jesus Christ : fitly framed together, groweth
10 To the intent that now unto unto an holy temple in the Lord : the principalities and powers in
22 In whom ye also are builded heavenly places might be known together, for an habitation of God by the church the manifold wisthrough the Spirit.
dom of God, CHAP. III.
11 According to the eternal pur5 The hidden mystery, 6 that the Gen. pose which he purposed in Christ
tiles should be saved, 3 was made Jesus our Lord :
12 In whom we have boldness he should preach it. 13 He desireth and access with confidence by the them not to faint for his tribula faith of him. tion, 14 and prayeth 19 that they may perceive the great love of faint not at my tribulations for
13 Wherefore I desire that ye Christ toward them. FOR
this cause, I Paul, the you, which is your glory: prisoner of Jesus Christ for 14 For this cause I bow my you Gentiles,
knees unto the Father of our 2 If
have heard of the dis- Lord Jesus Christ, pensation of the grace of God 15 Of whom the whole family which is given me to you-ward : | in heaven and earth is named,
3 How that by revelation he 16 That he would grant you, made known unto me the myste- according to the riches of his glory, as I wrote afore in few words; ry, to be strengthened with might
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye by his spirit in the inner man; may understand my knowledge 17 That Christ may dwell in in the mystery of Christ, your hearts by faith; that ye,
5 Which in other ages was not being rooted and grounded in made known unto the sons of love, men, as it is now revealed unto 18 May be able to comprehend his holy apostles and prophets by with all saints what is the the Spirit ;
breadth, and length, and depth, 6 That the Gentiles should be
and height; fellow-heirs, and of the same 19 And to know the love of body, and partakers of his prom- Christ, which passeth knowledge, ise in Christ by the gospel : that ye might be filled with all
7 Whereof I was made a min the fulness of God. ister, according to the gift of the 20 Now unto him that is able grace of God given unto me to do exceeding abundantly above by the effectual working of his all that we ask or think, accord power.
ing to the power that worketh in 8 Unto me, who am less than
us, the least of all saints, is this grace 21 Unto him be glory in the given, that I should preach among church by Christ Jesus through
to unity. out all ages, world without end. try, for the edifying of the body Amen.
of Christ :
• 13 Till we all come in the unity CHAP. IV.
of the faith, and of the knowl1 He eshorteth to unity, 7 and declar. edge of the Son of God, unto a eth that God therefore giveth divers Il gifts unto men, thut his church | perfect man, unto the measure might be 13 edified, and 16 grown
of the stature of the fulness of up in Christ. 18 He calleth them Christ : from the impurity of the Gentiles, 24 to put on ihe neun man, 25 to cast
14 That we henceforth be no of lying, and 29 corrupt communi. more children, tossed to and fro, cation.
and carried about with every wind I THEREFORE, the prisoner of doctrine, by the sleight of men,
of the Lord, beseech you that and cunning craftiness, whereby ye walk worthy of the vocation they lie in wait to deceive: wherewith ve are called,
15 But speaking the truth in 2 With all lowliness and meek- | love, may grow up into him in all ness, with long-suffering, forbear- things, which is the head, even ing one another in love ;
Christ : 3 Endeavouring to keep the 16 From whom the whole body unity of the Spirit in the bond of fitly joined together and compeace.
pacted by that which every joint 4 There is one body, and one supplieth, according to the effecSpirit, even as ye are called in tual working in the measure of one hope of your calling ; every part, maketh increase of
5 One Lord, one faith, one bap- the body unto the edifying of ittism,
self in love. 6 One God and Father of all, 17 This I say therefore, and who is above all, and through all, testify in the Lord, that ye henceand in you all.
forth walk not as other Gentiles ? But unto every one of us is waik, in the vanity of their mind, given grace according to the 18 Having the understanding measure of the gift of Christ. darkened, being alienated from
8 Wherefore he saith, When the life of God through the ignorhe ascended up on high, he led ance that is in them, because of captivity captive, and gave gifts the blindness of their heart :
19 Who, being past feeling, 9 Now that he ascended, what have given themselves over unto is it but that he also descended | lasciviousness, to work all unfirst into the lower parts of the cleanness with greediness. earth?
20 But ye have not so learned 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far 21 If so be that ye have heard above all heavens, that he might him, and have been taught by fill all things.
him, as the truth is in Jesus : 11 And he gave some, apos, 22 That ye put off concerning tles ; and some, prophets; and the former conversation the old some, evangelists; and some, man, which is corrupt according pastors and teachers;
to the deceitful lusts ; 12 For the perfecting of the 23 And be renewed in the spirit saints, for the work of the minis of your mind;
to charity. 24 And that ye put on the new cleanness, or covetousness, let it. man, which after God is created not be once named among you, in righteousness and true holiness. as becometh saints; 25°Wherefore putting away ly, 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish ing, speak every man truth with talking, nor jesting, which are his neighbour: for we are mem not convenient : but rather giv, bers one of another.
ing of thanks. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not : 5 For this ye know, that no let noi the sun go down upon whoremonger, nor unclean peryour wrath :
son, nor covetous man, who is an 27 Neither give place to the idolater, hath any inheritance in devil.
the kingdom of Christ and of 28 Let him that stole, steal no
God. more : but rather let him labour, 6 Let no man deceive you with working with his hands the thing vain words : for because of these which is good, that he may have things cometh the wrath of God to give to him that needeth. upon the children of disobedience.
29 Let no corrupt communica 7 Be not ye therefore partakers tion proceed out of your mouth, with them. but that which is good to the use 8 For ye were sometime darkof edifying, that it may minister ness, but now are ye light in the grace unto the hearers.
Lord : walk as children of light ; 30 And grieve not the Holy 9 (For the
of the Spirit Spirit of God, whereby ye are is in all goodness, and righteoussealed unto the day of redemption. ness, and truth ;)
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, 10 Proving what is acceptable and anger, and clamour, and evil- unto the Lord. speaking, be put away from you, 11 And have no fellowship with with all malice :
the unfruitful works of darkness, 32 And be ye kind one to an but rather reprove them. other, tender-hearted, forgiving
12 For it is a shame even to one another, even as God for speak of those things which are Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
done of them in secret. CHAP. V.
13 But all things that are re2 Afler general exhortations, to love, proved,
manifest by the 3 to Ay fornication, 4 and all un light: for whatsoever doth make cleanness, 7 not to converse with the
manifest is light. wicked, 15 to walk warily, and to be 18 filled with the spirit, 22 he de
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, scendeth to the particular duties, thou that sleepest, and arise from how wides ought to obey their hus.
the dead, and Christ shall give bands, and husbands ought to love their icires, 32 even as Christ doth thee light. his church.
15 See then that ye walk cirBE ye therefore, followers of cumspeetly, not as fools, but as God as dear children;
wise, 2 And walk in love, as Christ 16 Redeeming the time, bealso hath loved us, and hath giv- cause the days are evil. en himself for us an offering and 17 Wherefore be ye not una sacrifice to God for a sweet-wise, but understanding what the smelling savour.
will of the Lord is. 3 But fornication, and all un 18 And be not drunk with wine