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Paul exhorts


Christian unity,

13 Wherefore I desire that ye 5 One Lord, one faith, one faint not at my tribulations for baptism. you, which is your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7 But unto every one of us is 15 Of whom the whole family given grace according to the in heaven and earth is named, measure of the gift of Christ. 16 That he would grant you, he ascended up on high, he led 8 Wherefore he saith, When according to the riches of his captivity captive, and gave glory, to be strengthened with gifts unto men. might by his Spirit in the inner9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower 10 He that descended is the parts of the earth? same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)


17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and Some, evangelists; and some, 12 For the perfecting of the pastors and teachers; saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, 13 Till we all come in the according to the power that unity of the faith, and of the worketh in us, knowledge of the Son of God, 21 Unto him be glory in unto a perfect man, unto the the church by Christ Jesus measure of the stature of the throughout all ages, world fulness of Christ: without end. Amen.



14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and 16 From whom the whole meekness, with longsuffering, body fitly joined together and forbearing one another in love;

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye

one hope of your calling;

and to avoid


uncleanness. henceforth walk not as other wrath, and anger, and clamour, Gentiles walk, in the vanity of and evil speaking, be put away their mind, from you, with all malice:

18 Having the understanding 32 And be ye kind one to andarkened, being alienated from other, tenderhearted, forgiving the life of God through the one another, even as God for ignorance that is in them, be- Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

cause of the blindness of their


19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all


uncleanness with greediness. BE ye therefore followers of

given himself for us an offering

20 But ye have not so learned God, as dear children; Christ; 2 And walk in love, as Christ 21 If so be that ye have heard also hath loved us, and hath him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 That ye put off concerning and a sacrifice to God for a the former conversation the old sweetsmelling savour. man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and

true holiness.

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

5 For this ye know, that no 25 Wherefore putting away whoremonger, nor unclean perlying, speak every man truth son, nor covetous man, who is with his neighbour: for we are an idolater, hath any inheritmembers one of another. ance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon 6 Let no man deceive you your wrath:

27 Neither give place to the devil.

28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth ;)

10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

30 And grieve not the holy 11 And have no fellowship Spirit of God, whereby ye are with the unfruitful works of sealed unto the day of redemp-darkness, but rather reprove tion.


31 Let all bitterness. and 12 For it is a shame even to

Duties of wives,


husbands, &c. speak of those things which it should be holy and without are done of them in secret. blemish.

13 But all things that are re- 28 So ought men to love their proved are made manifest by wives as their own bodies. He the light: for whatsoever doth that loveth his wife loveth make manifest is light. himself.

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake,29 For no man ever yet hated thou that sleepest, and arise his own flesh; but nourisheth from the dead, and Christ shall and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

30 For we are members of

16 Redeeming the time, be-,31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, cause the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not un- wife, and they two shall be one and shall be joined unto his wise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.


18 And be not drunk with but I speak concerning Christ 32 This is a great mystery: wine, wherein is excess; but and the church. be filled with the Spirit;

33 Nevertheless let every one 19 Speaking to yourselves in of you in particular so love his psalms and hymns and spi- wife even as himself; and the ritual songs, singing and mak- wife see that she reverence her ing melody in your heart to husband. the Lord;

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as

unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

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HILDREN, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

ther; which is the first com-
2 Honour thy father and mo-
mandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with
thee, and thou mayest live
long on the earth.

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters ac25 Husbands, love your wives, cording to the flesh, with fear even as Christ also loved the and trembling, in singleness of church, and gave himself for it; your heart, as unto Christ; 26 That he might sanctify 6 Not with eyeservice, as menand cleanse it with the wash-pleasers; but as the servants of ing of water by the word, Christ, doing the will of God

27 That he might present it from the heart;

to himself a glorious church, 7 With good will doing sernot having spot, or wrinkle, vice, as to the Lord, and not to or any such thing; but that men :

The Christian's



8 Knowing that whatsoever 17 And take the helmet of good thing any man doeth, the salvation, and the sword of the same shall he receive of the Spirit, which is the word of Lord, whether he be bond or God:


18 Praying always with all 9 And, ye masters, do the prayer and supplication in the same things unto them, for- Spirit, and watching thereunto bearing threatening: knowing with all perseverance and supthat your Master also is in plication for all saints; heaven; neither is there re- 19 And for me, that utterance spect of persons with him. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought 12 For we wrestle not against to speak. flesh and blood, but against 21 But that ye also may know principalities, against powers, my affairs, and how I do, Tyagainst the rulers of the dark-chicus, a beloved brother and ness of this world, against faithful minister in the Lord, spiritual wickedness in high shall make known to you all places. things:

13 Wherefore take unto you 22 Whom I have sent unto the whole armour of God, that you for the same purpose, that ye may be able to withstand in ye might know our affairs, and the evil day, and having done that he might comfort your all, to stand.


14 Stand therefore, having 23 Peace be to the brethren, your loins girt about with and love with faith, from God truth, and having on the the Father and the Lord Jesus breastplate of righteousness; Christ. 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

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

Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.



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understand, brethren, that the
things which happened unto
me have fallen out rather unto
the furtherance of the gospel;
13 So that my bonds in Christ
are manifest in all the palace,
and in all other places;
14 And many of the brethren
in the Lord, waxing confident
by my bonds, are much more
bold to speak the word without

15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my


6 Being confident of this very 17 But the other of love, thing, that he which hath be-knowing that I am set for the gun a good work in you will defence of the gospel. perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and con- 19 For I know that this shall firmation of the gospel, ye all turn to my salvation through are partakers of my grace. your prayer, and the supply of 8 For God is my record, how the Spirit of Jesus Christ, greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

22 But if I live in the flesh, 11 Being filled with the fruits this is the fruit of my labour: of righteousness, which are by yet what I shall choose I wot Jesus Christ, unto the glory not.

and praise of God.

23 For I am in a strait be12 But I would ye should twixt two, having a desire to

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