Ephesians

Chapter 1

  1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the
  2. saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
  3. Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the
  4. Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
  6. blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
  7. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of
  8. the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
  9. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus
  10. Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
  11. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us
  12. accepted in the beloved.
  13. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
  14. sins, according to the riches of his grace;
  15. Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
  16. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to
  17. his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
  18. That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather
  19. together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
  20. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being
  21. predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
  22. That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted
  23. in Christ.
  24. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth,
  25. the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
  26. Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of
  27. the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
  28. Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus,
  29. and love unto all the saints,
  30. Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my
  31. prayers;
  32. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may
  33. give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
  34. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may
  35. know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
  36. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who
  37. believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
  38. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,
  39. and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
  40. Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion,
  41. and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
  42. And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the
  43. head over all things to the church,
  44. Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Chapter 2

  1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
  2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
  3. world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
  4. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the
  5. lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
  6. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he
  7. loved us,
  8. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
  9. Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
  10. And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in
  11. heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
  12. That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of
  13. his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
  14. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
  15. yourselves: it is the gift of God:
  16. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  17. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
  18. works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
  19. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the
  20. flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
  21. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the
  22. commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
  23. But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made
  24. nigh by the blood of Christ.
  25. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken
  26. down the middle wall of partition between us;
  27. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of
  28. commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
  29. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the
  30. cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
  31. And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to
  32. them that were nigh.
  33. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
  34. Father.
  35. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
  36. fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
  37. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
  38. Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
  39. In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an
  40. holy temple in the Lord:
  41. In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God
  42. through the Spirit.

Chapter 3

  1. For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you
  2. Gentiles,
  3. If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is
  4. given me to you-ward:
  5. How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I
  6. wrote afore in few words,
  7. Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the
  8. mystery of Christ)
  9. Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as
  10. it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
  11. That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,
  12. and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
  13. Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace
  14. of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
  15. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace
  16. given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
  17. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
  18. which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
  19. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in
  20. heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
  21. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ
  22. Jesus our Lord:
  23. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith
  24. of him.
  25. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you,
  26. which is your glory.
  27. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus
  28. Christ,
  29. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
  30. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
  31. to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
  32. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being
  33. rooted and grounded in love,
  34. May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
  35. and length, and depth, and height;
  36. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye
  37. might be filled with all the fulness of God.
  38. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all
  39. that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
  40. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all
  41. ages, world without end. Amen.

Chapter 4

  1. I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk
  2. worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
  3. With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing
  4. one another in love;
  5. Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
  6. peace.
  7. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one
  8. hope of your calling;
  9. One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
  10. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and
  11. in you all.
  12. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure
  13. of the gift of Christ.
  14. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity
  15. captive, and gave gifts unto men.
  16. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended
  17. first into the lower parts of the earth?
  18. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above
  19. all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
  20. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
  21. evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
  22. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
  23. for the edifying of the body of Christ:
  24. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
  25. of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
  26. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and
  27. carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
  28. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all
  29. things, which is the head, even Christ:
  30. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by
  31. 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.
  32. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
  33. henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
  34. Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life
  35. of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
  36. Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto
  37. lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
  38. But ye have not so learned Christ;
  39. If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as
  40. the truth is in Jesus:
  41. That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man,
  42. which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
  43. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
  44. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
  45. righteousness and true holiness.
  46. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
  47. neighbour: for we are members one of another.
  48. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your
  49. wrath:
  50. Neither give place to the devil.
  51. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour,
  52. working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
  53. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
  54. which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
  55. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed
  56. unto the day of redemption.
  57. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil
  58. speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
  59. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
  60. another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Chapter 5

  1. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
  2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given
  3. himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
  4. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not
  5. be once named among you, as becometh saints;
  6. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are
  7. not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
  8. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
  9. covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
  10. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these
  11. things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
  12. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
  13. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:
  14. walk as children of light:
  15. (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness
  16. and truth;)
  17. Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
  18. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
  19. but rather reprove them.
  20. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done
  21. of them in secret.
  22. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light:
  23. for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
  24. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the
  25. dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
  26. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
  27. Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
  28. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of
  29. the Lord is.
  30. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled
  31. with the Spirit;
  32. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
  33. singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
  34. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in
  35. the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
  36. Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
  37. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the
  38. Lord.
  39. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the
  40. head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
  41. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives
  42. be to their own husbands in every thing.
  43. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,
  44. and gave himself for it;
  45. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water
  46. by the word,
  47. That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not
  48. having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
  49. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that
  50. loveth his wife loveth himself.
  51. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and
  52. cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
  53. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
  54. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and
  55. shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
  56. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the
  57. church.
  58. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife
  59. even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Chapter 6

  1. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
  2. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with
  3. promise;
  4. That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the
  5. earth.
  6. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring
  7. them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
  8. Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to
  9. the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
  10. Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of
  11. Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
  12. With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
  13. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall
  14. he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
  15. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing
  16. threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
  17. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of
  18. his might.
  19. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
  20. against the wiles of the devil.
  21. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
  22. principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  23. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be
  24. able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
  25. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and
  26. having on the breastplate of righteousness;
  27. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
  28. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be
  29. able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
  30. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
  31. which is the word of God:
  32. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
  33. and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
  34. And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open
  35. my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
  36. For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak
  37. boldly, as I ought to speak.
  38. But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a
  39. beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
  40. Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might
  41. know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
  42. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the
  43. Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  44. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in
  45. sincerity. Amen.