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Of election, and

EPHESIANS, 1. a loption by grace. whom the world is crucified un- 17 From henceforth let no to me, and I unto the world. man trouble me: for I bear

15 For in Christ Jē’-šūs nei- in my body the marks of the ther circumcision availeth any Lord Jē'-sūs. thing, nor uncircumcision, but 18 Brethren, the grace of our a new creature.

Lord Jē'-sús Christ be with 16 And as many as walk ac- your spirit. cording to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon

Unto the Gă-la'-tians written from the Is'-rá-ěl of God.

Röme.

Ä'-měn.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

ĚPH-Ē'-SIĂNS.

CHAPTER 1.

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having known unto

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to the saints which are at cording to his good pleasure Eph'-ě-sús, and to the faithful which he hath purposed in in Christ Jē'-šūs :

himself : 2 Grace be to you, and peace, 10 That in the dispensation of from God our Father, and from the fulness of times he might the Lord Jē'-sús Christ. gather together in one all things

3 Blessed be the God and in Chrīst, both which are in Father of our Lord Jē'-sús heaven, and which are on earth; Christ, who hath blessed us even in him : with all spiritual blessings in 11 In whom also we have obheavenly places in Chrīst : tained an inheritance, being

4 According as he hath chosen predestinated according to the us in him before the founda- purpose of him who worketh tion of the world, that we all things after the counsel of should be holy and without his own will: blame before him in love : 12 That we should be to the

5 Having predestinated us praise of his glory, who first into the adoption of children trusted in Christ. by Jē'-sús Christ to himself, 13 In whom ye also trusted, according to the good pleasure after that ye heard the word of of his will,

truth, the gospel of your sal6 To the praise of the glory vation : in whom also after that of his grace, wherein he hath ye believed, ye were sealed with made us accepted in the be- that holy Spirit of promise, loved,

14 Which is the earnest of our 7 In whom we have redemp- inheritance until the redemption through his blood, the for- tion of the purchased possesgiveness of sins, according to sion, unto the praise of his the riches of his grace ;

glory.

We are saved by EPHESIANS, 2. grace through faith.

15 Wherefore I also, after I| 3 Among whom also we all heard of your faith in the Lord had our conversation in times Jē'-šūs, and love unto all the past in the lusts of our flesh, saints,

fulfilling the desires of the 16 Cease not to give thanks flesh and of the mind ; and for you, making mention of were by nature the children you in my prayers;

of wrath, even as others. 17 That the God of our Lord 4 But God, who is rich in Jē'-sús Christ, the Father of mercy, for his great love whereglory, may give unto you the with he loved us, spirit of wisdom and revelation 5 Even when we were dead in the knowledge of him : in sins, hath quickened us

18 The eyes of your under-together with Chrīst, (by grace standing being enlightened; ye are saved :) that ye may know what is the 6 And hath raised us up tohope of his calling, and what gether, and made us sit togethe riches of the glory of his ther in heavenly places in Christ inheritance in the saints, Jē'-sús :

19 And what is the exceeding 7 That in the ages to come greatness of his power to us- he might shew the exceeding ward who believe, according riches of his grace in his kindto the working of his mighty ness toward us through Chrīst power,

Jē'-sūs. 20 Which he wroughtin Chrīst, 8 For by grace are ye saved when he raised him from the through faith ; and that not of dead, and set him at his own yourselves :, it is the gift of right hand in the heavenly God : places,

9 Not of works, lest any man 21 Far above all principality, should boast. and power, and might, and do- 10 For we are his workmanminion, and every name that ship, created in Chrīst Jē'-šůs is named, not only in this unto good works, which God world, but also in that which hath before ordained that we is to come :

should walk in them. 22 And hath put all things 11 Wherefore remember, that under his feet, and gave him ye being in time past Gěn'-tīles to be the head over all things to in the flesh, who are called Unthe church,

circumcision by that which is 23 Which is his body, the called the Circumcision in the fulness of him that filleth all flesh made by hands; in all.

12 That at that time ye were CHAPTER 2.

without Chrīst, being aliens ND you hath he quickened, from the commonwealth of Ís'passes and sins;

covenants of promise, having 2 Wherein in time past ye no hope, and without God in walked according to the course the world : of this world, according to the 13 But now in Christ Jē'-sús prince of the power of the air, ye who sometimes were far off the spirit that now worketh in are made nigh by the blood of the children of disobedience : Chrīst.

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Salvation of the EPHESIANS, 3. Gentiles revealed.

14 For he is our peace, who 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye hath made both one, and hath may understand my knowledge broken down the middle wall of in the mystery of Christ) partition between us;

5 Which in other ages was not 15 Having abolished in his made known unto the sons of flesh the enmity, even the law men, as it is now revealed of commandments contained in unto his holy apostles and ordinances; for to make in prophets by the Spirit; himself of twain one new man, 6 That the Gěn'-tiles should so making peace ;

be fellowheirs, and of the same 16 And that he might recon- body, and partakers of his cile both unto God in one body promise in Christ by the gos- c by the cross, having slain the pel: enmity thereby :

7 Whereof I was made a 17 And came and preached minister, according to the gift peace to you which were afar of the grace of God given unto off, and to them that were me by the effectual working of nigh.

18 For through him we both 8 Unto me, who am less than have access by one Spirit unto the least of all saints, is this the Father.

grace given, that I should 19 Now therefore ye are no preach among the Ġěn'-tīles the more strangers and foreign- unsearchable riches of Chrīst; ers, but fellowcitizens with the 9 And to make all men see saints, and of the household what is the fellowship of the of God;

mystery, which from the be20 And are built upon the ginning of the world hath been foundation of the apostles and hid in God, who created all prophets, Jē’-sús Chrīst him- things by Jé'-sús Chrīst: self being the chief corner 10 To the intent that now unstone;

to the principalities and powers 21 In whom all the building in heavenly places might be fitly framed together groweth known by the church the mani. unto an holy temple in the fold wisdom of God, Lord :

11 According to the eternal 22 In whom ye also are builded purpose

which he purposed together for an habitation of Christ Jē'-sús our Lord : God through the Spirit.

12 In whom we have boldness

and access with confidence by CHAPTER 3.

the faith of him. FOR TOR this cause I Paul, the 13 Wherefore I desire that ye

prisoner of Jē'-šūs Chrīst faint not at my tribulations for for you Gěn'-tiles,

you, which is your glory. 2 If ye have heard of the 14 For this cause I bow my dispensation of the grace of knees unto the Father of our God which is given me to Lord Jē'-sås Christ, you-ward :

15 Of whom the whole family 3 How that by revelation he in heaven and earth is named, made known unto

me the

16 That he would grant you, mystery ; (as I wrote afore in according to the riches of his few words,

glory, to be strengthened with

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schortation EPHESIANS, 4.

to unity. night by his Spirit in the inner what is it but that he also nan;

descended first into the lower 17 That Chrīst may dwell in parts of the earth? our hearts by faith ; that ye, 10 He that descended is the eing rooted and grounded in same also that ascended up ove,

far above all heavens, that he 18 May be able to compre- might fill all things.) nend with all saints what is 11 And he gave some, aposhe breadth, and length, and tles; and some, prophets; and lepth, and height;

some, evangelists; and some, 19 And to know the love of pastors and teache Christ, which passeth know- 12 For the perfecting of the ledge, that ye might be filled saints, for the work of the with all the fulness of God. ministry, for the edifying of

20 Now unto him that is able the body of Christ : to do exceeding abundantly 13 Till we all come in the above all that we ask or think, unity of the faith, and of the according to the power that knowledge of the Son of God, worketh in us,

unto a perfect man, unto the 21 Unto him be glory in measure of the stature of the the church by Christ Jē'-sús fulness of Christ : throughout all ages, world with- 14 That we henceforth be no out end. A'-měn.

more children, tossed to and CHAPTER 4.

fro, and carried about with

every wind of doctrine, by the THEREFORE, the prisoner sleight of men, and cunning ye walk worthy of the vocation wait to deceive; wherewith ye are called,

15 But speaking the truth in 2 With all lowliness and meek-love, may grow up into him in ness, with longsuffering, for- all things, which is the head, bearing one another in love ; even Christ :

3 Endeavouring to keep the 16 From whom the whole unity of the Spirit in the bond body fitly joined together and

compacted by that which every 4 There is one body, and one joint supplieth, according to Spirit, even as ye are called in the effectual working in the one hope of your calling ; measure of every part, maketh

5 One Lord, one faith, one increase of the body unto the baptism,

edifying of itself in love. 6 One God and Father of all, 17 This I say therefore, and who is above all, and through testify in the Lord, that ye all, and in you all.

henceforth walk not as other . But unto every one of us Gěn'-tīles walk, in the vanity is given grace according to the of their mind, measure of the gift of Christ. 18 Having the understanding 8 Wherefore he saith, When darkened, being alienated from ne ascended up on high, he the life of God through the led captivity captive, and gave ignorance that is in them, begifts unto men.

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Eachortation to EPHESIANS, 5. holiness, de

19 Who being past feeling one another, even as God for have given themselves over Chrīst's sake hath forgiven you unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedi

CHAPTER 5.

E ye of Christ;

21 If so be that ye have heard 2 And walk in love, as Christ him, and have been taught by also hath loved us, and hath him, as the truth is in Jē'-šūs: given himself for us an offering

22 That ye put off concerning and a sacrifice to God for å the former conversation the old sweetsmelling savour. man, which is corrupt accord- 3 But fornication, and all uning to the deceitful lusts ; cleanness, or covetousness, let

23 And be renewed in the it not be once named among spirit of your mind ;

you, as becometh saints ; 24 And that ye put on the new 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolman, which after God is created ish talking, nor jesting, which in righteousness and true holi- are not convenient: but rather

giving of thanks. 25 Wherefore putting away 5 For this ye know, that no lying, speak every man truth whoremonger, nor unclean perwith his neighbour: for we are son, nor covetous man, who is members one of another. an idolater, hath any inherit

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: ance in the kingdom of Christ let not the sun go down upon and of God. your wrath:

6 Let no man deceive you 27 Neither give place to the with vain words : for because of devil.

these things cometh the wrath 28 Let him that stole steal no of God upon the children of more: but rather let him la- disobedience. bour, working with his hands 7 Be not ye therefore parthe thing which is good, that takers with them. he may have to give to him that 8 For ye were sometimes darkneedeth.

ness, but now are ye light in 29 Let no corrupt communi- the Lord : walk as children of aire cation proceed out of your light: mouth, but that which is good 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is to the use of edifying, that it in all goodness and righteousmay minister grace unto the ness and truth ;) hearers.

10 Proving what is acceptable ! 30 And grieve not the holy unto the Lord. Spirit of God, whereby ye are 11 And have no fellowship fut! sealed unto the day of redemp- with the unfruitful works of it tion.

darkness, but rather reprove 31 Let all bitterness, and them. wrath, and anger, and clamour, 12 For it is a shame even to use

! and evil speaking, be put away speak of those things which are using from you, with all malice : done of them in secret.

auch 32 And be ye kind one to an- 13 But all things that are reother, tenderhearted, forgiving proved are made manifest breath

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