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    The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians

    Chapter 1

    Eph. 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

    Eph. 1:2 grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Eph. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ:

    Eph. 1:4 according as He has chosen us in Him before the downfall of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:

    Eph. 1:5 having determined us in advance to sonship through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

    Eph. 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He has made us accepted in the beloved.

    Eph. 1:7 In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;

    Eph. 1:8 He has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

    Eph. 1:9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He has brought forth in Himself:

    Eph. 1:10 into the administration of the completion of the proper time that He might gather together in one all in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him:

    Eph. 1:11 in Whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His own will:

    Eph. 1:12 that we should be to the praise of His glory, who first hoped in Christ.

    Eph. 1:13 In Whom also you believed, after you heard the word of reality, the gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,

    Eph. 1:14 which is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

    Eph. 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love for all the saints,

    Eph. 1:16 do not stop giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

    Eph. 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him:

    Eph. 1:18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

    Eph. 1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,

    Eph. 1:20 which He worked in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenlies,

    Eph. 1:21 far above all government, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this Old Covenant Age, but also in that New Covenant Age which is about to come:

    Eph. 1:22 and has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the Assembly,

    Eph. 1:23 which is His body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all.

    Chapter 2

    Eph. 2:1 He has made you alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

    Eph. 2:2 which in time past you walked according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of stubbornness:

    Eph. 2:3 among whom also we all had our conduct in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, just as others.

    Eph. 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love with which He loved us,

    Eph. 2:5 even when we were dead in sins, has given life to us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)

    Eph. 2:6 and has raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus:

    Eph. 2:7 that in the coming age He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

    Eph. 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    Eph. 2:9 not of works, unless any man should boast.

    Eph. 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

    Eph. 2:11 Therefore remember, that you being in time past nations in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

    Eph. 2:12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

    Eph. 2:13 but now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made close by the blood of Christ.

    Eph. 2:14 For He is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation between us;

    Eph. 2:15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the Law of commandments contained in ordinances; in order to make in Himself of the two, one new man, so making peace;

    Eph. 2:16 so that He might conciliate both to God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity in Himself:

    Eph. 2:17 and came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were close.

    Eph. 2:18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

    Eph. 2:19 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

    Eph. 2:20 and are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone;

    Eph. 2:21 in whom all the building fitly framed together grows into a holy temple in the Lord:

    Eph. 2:22 in whom you also are built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

    Chapter 3

    Eph. 3:1 For this reason I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you nations,

    Eph. 3:2 if you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God which is given me toward you:

    Eph. 3:3 that by revelation He made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words,

    Eph. 3:4 whereby, when you read, you may understand my knowledge into the mystery of Christ)

    Eph. 3:5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;

    Eph. 3:6 that the nations should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel:

    Eph. 3:7 which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.

    Eph. 3:8 To me, who is inferior to all the saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the nations the untraceable riches of Christ;

    Eph. 3:9 then to make all men see what is the stewardship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the age has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

    Eph. 3:10 to the intent that now to the rulers and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the Assembly, the multifarious wisdom of God,

    Eph. 3:11 according to the purpose of the New Covenant age which He brought about in Christ Jesus our Lord:

    Eph. 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

    Eph. 3:13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

    Eph. 3:14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

    Eph. 3:15 of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

    Eph. 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit into the inner man;

    Eph. 3:17 that Christ may settle down in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

    Eph. 3:18 may be able to take possession with all saints what is the width, and length, and depth, and height;

    Eph. 3:19 and to know the love of Christ, which surpasses knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.

    Eph. 3:20 Now to Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

    Eph. 3:21 to Him be the glory in the Assembly in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, in this age and into the New Covenant age. Amen.

    Chapter 4

    Eph. 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beg you that you walk worthy of the calling with which you are called,

    Eph. 4:2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

    Eph. 4:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

    Eph. 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, just as you are called in one hope of your calling:

    Eph. 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

    Eph. 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

    Eph. 4:7 But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    Eph. 4:8 Therefore he says, when He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.

    Eph. 4:9 (Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

    Eph. 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things),

    Eph. 4:11 for He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;

    Eph. 4:12 For the maturing of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

    Eph. 4:13 until we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

    Eph. 4:14 that we after this be children no more, tossed back and forth, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, which they lie in wait to deceive;

    Eph. 4:15 but speaking the reality in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

    Eph. 4:16 from whom the whole body joined and fit together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effective working in the measure of every part, making the growth of the body to the building up of itself in love.

    Eph. 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you do not walk any longer like the nations walk, in the futility of their mind,

    Eph. 4:18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the callousness of their heart:

    Eph. 4:19 who being past feeling have given themselves over to unbridled lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

    Eph. 4:20 But you have not so learned Christ;

    Eph. 4:21 if so be that you have heard Him, and have been taught in Him, as the reality is in Jesus:

    Eph. 4:22 that you put off concerning the former conduct the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

    Eph. 4:23 but be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

    Eph. 4:24 So that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

    Eph. 4:25 Therefore putting away lying, speak every man truthfully with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

    Eph. 4:26 Be angry, and do not sin: let not the sun go down on your anger:

    Eph. 4:27 neither give the Devil a foothold.

    Eph. 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may be able to give to him that is in need.

    Eph. 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of building up, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

    Eph. 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed to the day of redemption.

    Eph. 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

    Eph. 4:32 then be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.

    Chapter 5

    Eph. 5:1 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

    Eph. 5:2 and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

    Eph. 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints;

    Eph. 5:4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are improper: but rather giving of thanks.

    Eph. 5:5 For this you know that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

    Eph. 5:6 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the sons of stubbornness.

    Eph. 5:7 Be not therefore partakers with them.

    Eph. 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now you are light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

    Eph. 5:9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and reality)

    Eph. 5:10 proving what is acceptable to the Lord.

    Eph. 5:11 And do not participate with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

    Eph. 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

    Eph. 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made evident by the light: for whatsoever is shown openly is light.

    Eph. 5:14 Therefore He says, awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.

    Eph. 5:15 See then that you walk accurately, not as fools, but as wise,

    Eph. 5:16 buying up the opportunities, because the days are evil.

    Eph. 5:17 Therefore do not be unwise but understand what the will of the Lord is.

    Eph. 5:18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissolution; but be continually filled full in spirit;

    Eph. 5:19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

    Eph. 5:20 giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Eph. 5:21 place yourselves under one another in the fear of God.

    Eph. 5:22 Wives, place yourselves under your own husbands, as to the Lord.

    Eph. 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the Assembly: and He is the Savior of the body.

    Eph. 5:24 Therefore as the Assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

    Eph. 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the Assembly, and gave Himself for her;

    Eph. 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

    Eph. 5:27 that He might present it to Himself a glorious Assembly, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

    Eph. 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.

    Eph. 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord the Assembly:

    Eph. 5:30 for we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.

    Eph. 5:31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife, and they two will be one flesh.

    Eph. 5:32 This mystery is great: but I speak concerning Christ and the Assembly.

    Eph. 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in the same way so love his wife just as himself; and the wife see that she respect her husband.

    Chapter 6

    Eph. 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

    Eph. 6:2 Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

    Eph. 6:3 that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the land.

    Eph. 6:4 And, you fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

    Eph. 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;

    Eph. 6:6 not with eye service, as man-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God out from the soul;

    Eph. 6:7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

    Eph. 6:8 knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same he will receive of the Lord, whether he be slave or free.

    Eph. 6:9 And, you masters do the same things to them, giving up threatening: knowing that your own Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with Him.

    Eph. 6:10 For the rest, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.

    Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

    Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against governments, against authorities, against the world rulers of this Old Covenant Age, against spiritual wickedness in the heavenlies.

    Eph. 6:13 Therefore you take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having your waist wrapped about with reality, and putting on the breastplate of righteousness;

    Eph. 6:15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    Eph. 6:16 above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery arrows of the wicked.

    Eph. 6:17 And accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the speaking of God:

    Eph. 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints;

    Eph. 6:19 and for me, that the word may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

    Eph. 6:20 for which I am an ambassador in chains: that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    Eph. 6:21 But that you also may know my affairs, and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make known to you all things:

    Eph. 6:22 who I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

    Eph. 6:23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Eph. 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

 

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