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Redemption by grace. Chap. ii. All created for good works. the good pleasure of his will, may give unto you the spirit of
6 To the praise of the glory of wisdom and revelation, in the his grace, wherein he hath made knowledge of him: us accepted in the Beloved: 18 The eyes of your under
7 In whom we have redemption standing being enlightened: that through his blood, the forgivenessye may know what is the hope of of sins, according to the riches of his calling, and what the riches of
the glory of his inheritance in the 8 Wherein lie hath abounded saints, toward us, in all wisdom and pru- 19 And what is the exceeding dence;
greatness of his power tous-ward 9 Having made known unto us who believe, according to the the mystery of his will, according working of his mighty power, to his good pleasure, which he 20 Which he wrought in Christ, hath purposed in himself: when he raised him from the
10 That, in the dispensation of dead, and set him at his own right the fulness of times, he might hand in the heavenly places, gather together in one all things 21 Far above all principality, in Christ, both which are in hea- and power, and might, and doven, and which are on earth, even minion, and every name that is in him:
named, not only in this world, 11 In whom also we have ob- but also in that which is to come; tained an inheritance, being pre- 22 And hath put all things undestinated according to the pur- der his feet, and gave him to be pose of him who worketh all the head over all things to the things after the counsel of his own church, will;
23 Which is his body, the ful12 That we should be to the ness of him that filleth all in all. praise of his glory, who first trust
CHAP. II. ed in Christ.
for good works. In ye also trusted, ND
you bath be quickened after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvati- and sins; on; in whom also, after that ye 2 Wherein, in time past, ye believed, ye were sealed with that walked according to the course of holy Spirit of promise, this world, according to the prince
14. Which is the earnest of our of the power of the air, the spirit inheritance, until the redemption that now worketh in the children of the purchased possession, unto of disobedience : the praise of his glory.
3 Among whom also we all had 15 Wherefore I also, after lour conversation in times past, in heard of your faith in the Lord the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the Jesus, and love unto all the desires of the flesh, and of the saints,
mind; and were by nature the 16 Cease not to give thanks for children of wrath, even as others. you, making mention of you in 4 But God, who is rich in my prayers,
mercy, for his great love where17 That the God of our Lord with he loved us, Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,1 5 Even when we were dead in
Gentiles equal with the Jews. Ephesians. Salvation for the Gentiles. 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 toge- and to them that were nigh. ther, and made us sit together in 18 For through him we both heavenly places in Christ Jesus; have access by one Spirit unto the
7 That in the ages to come he Father. might shew the exceeding riches 19 Now, therefore, ye are no of his grace, in his kindness toward mcre strangers and foreigners, us, through Christ Jesus. but fellow-citizens with the saints,
8 For by grace are ye saved, and of the household of God: through faith; and that not of 20 And are built upon the founyourselves: it is the gift of God; dation of the apostles and pro
9 Not of works, lest any man phets, Jesus Christ himself being should boast:
the chief corner-stone; 10 For we are his workmanship, 21 In whom all the building, created in Christ Jesus unto good fitly framed together, groweth unworks, which God hath before to an holy temple in the Lord: ordained that we should walk 22 In whom ye also are builded in them.
together for an habitation of God 11 Wherefore remember, that through the Spirit. ye being in time past Gentiles in
CHAP. III. the flesh, who are called Uncir- Salvation for the Gentiles. cumcision by that which is called
prisoner made by hands;
you Gentiles, 12 That at that time ye were 2 If ye have heard of the dispenwithout Christ, being aliens from sation of the grace of God, which the commonwealth of Israel, and is given me to you-ward; strangers from the covenants of 3 How that by revelation he promise, having no hope, and made known unto me the mystewithout God in the world: ry,
(as I wrote afore in few 13 But now in Christ Jesus, words, ye, who sometimes were far off, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye are made nigh by the blood of may understand my knowledge Christ.
in the mystery of Christ,) 14 For he is our peace, who 5 Which in other ages was not hath made both one, and hath made known unto the sons of broken down the middle wall of men, as it is now revealed unto partition between us ;
his holy apostles and prophets by 15 Having abolished in his flesh the Spirit; the enmity, even the law of com- 6 That the Gentiles should be mandments contained in ordinan- fellow-heirs, and of the same boces,
for to make in himself of dy, and partakers of his promise twain one new man, so making in Christ, by the Gospel; peace;
7 Whereof I was made a mi16 And that he might reconcile nister, according to the gift of the both unto God in one body by grace of God given unto me, by the cross, having slain the enmity the effectual working of his power.
is the fellowship of the mystery, I Therefore, (the prisoner of the
The bidden mystery.
Exhortations to unity. 8 Unto me, who am less than church by Christ Jesus throughthe least of all saints, is this grace out all ages, world without end. given, that I should preach among Amen. the Gentiles the unsearchable
CHAP. IV. riches of Christ;
Exhortations to unity. 9 And to make all men see what
ye which from the beginning of the walk worthy of the vocation world hath been hid in God, who wherewith ye are called, created all things by Jesus Christ: 2 With all lowliness and meek
10 To the intent that now unto ness, with long-suffering, forthe principalities and powers in bearing one another in love; heavenly places might be known, 3 Endeavouring to keep the uby the church, the manifold wis-Inity of the Spirit in the bond of dom of God,
peace. 11 According to the eternal 4 There is one body, and one purpose which he purposed in Spirit, even as ye are called in one Christ Jesus our Lord :
hope of your calling ; 12 In whom we have boldness 5 One Lord, one faith, one and access with confidence by the baptism, faith of him.
6 One God and Father of all, 13 Wherefore I desire that ye who is above all, and through all, faint not at my tribulations for and in you all. you, which is your glory.
7 But unto every one of us is 14 For this cause I bow my given grace according to the meaknees unto the Father of our Lord sure of the gift of Christ. Jesus Christ,
8 Wherefore he saith, When 15 Of whom the whole family he ascended up on high, he led in heaven and earth is named, captivity captive, and gave gifts
16 That he would grant you, unto men. according to the riches of his glo-l. 9 (Now that he ascended, what ry, to be strengthened with might is it but that he also descended by his Spirit in the inner man; first into the lower parts of the
17 That Christ may dwell in earth ? your
hearts by faith; that ye, be- 10 He that descended is the ing rooted and grounded in love, same also that ascended up far
18 May be able to comprehend above all heavens, that he might with all såints, what is the breadth, fill all things.) and length, and depth, and height; N And he gave some, apostles;
19 And to know the love of and some, prophets; and some, Christ, which passeth knowledge, evangelists; and some, pastors that ye might be filled with all the and teachers; fulness of God.
12 For the perfecting of the 20 Now, unto him that is able saints, for the work of the ministo do exceeding abundantly above try, for the edifying of the body all that we ask or think, accord- of Christ; ing to the power that worketh in 13 Till we all come in the unity US,
of the faith, and of the knowledge 21 Unto him be glory in the lof the Son of God, unto a perfect Of the new man. Ephesians. To avoid fornication, &c. man, unto the measure of the lying, speak every man truth with stature of the fulness of Christ; his neighbour: for we are mem
14 That we henceforth be no bers one of another. more children tossed to and fro, 25 Be ye angry, and sin not; and carried about with every wind let not the sun go down upon of doctrine, by the sleight of men, your wrath; and cunning craftiness, whereby 27 Neither give place to the they lie in wait to deceive; devil.
15 But speaking the truth in 28 Let him that stole, steal no love, may grow up into him in all more: but rather let him labour, things, which is the head, even working with his hands the thing Christ;
which is good, that he may have 16 From whom the whole body to give to him that needeth. fitly joined together, and com- 29 Let no corrupt communicapacted by that which every joint tion proceed out of your mouth, supplieth, according to the effec-but that which is good to the use tual working in the measure of of edifying, that it may minister every part, maketh increase of grace unto the hearers. the body unto the edifying of it- 30 And grieve not the holy Spiself in love.
rit of God, whereby ye are sealed 17 This I say, therefore, and unto the day of redemption. testify in the Lord, that ye hence- 31 Let all bitterness, and forth walk not as other Gentiles wrath, and anger, and clamour, walk, in the vanity of their mind; and evil-speaking, be put away
18 Having the understanding from you, with all malice: darkened, being alienated from 32 And be ye kind one to anothe life of God, through the igno- ther, tender-hearted, forgiving rance that is in them, because of one another, even as God for the blindress of their heart. Christ's sake hath forgiven you. 19 Who, being past feeling,
CHAP. V. have given themselves over unto Exhortations to charity.
Godas dear children: 20 But ye have not so learned 2 And walk in love, as Christ Christ;
also hath loved us, and hath given 21 If so be that ye have heard himself for us, an offering and a him, and have been taught by sacrifice to God for a sweet-smellhim, as the truth is in Jesus; ing savour.
22 That ye put off, concerning 3 But fornication, and all unthe former conversation, the old cleanness, or covetousness, let it man, which is corrupt according not be once named among you, to the deceitful lusts;
as becometh saints; 23 And be renewed in the spirit 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish of your mind;
talkius, nor jesting, which are 24 And that ye put on the new not convenient: but rather giving man, which after God is created of thanks. in righteousness and true holi- 5 For this ye know, that no
whoremonger, por unclean per25. Wherefore, putting away son, nor covetous man who is an
The duties of husbands, Chap. v. wives, children, &c. idolater, hath any inheritance in in the name of our Lord Jesus
of ; God.
21 Submitting yourselves one 6 Let no man deceive you with to another, in the fear of God. vain words: for because of these 22 Wives, submit yourselves things cometh the wrath of God unto your own husbands, as unto upon the children of disobedi- the Lord. ence,
23 For the husband is the head 7 Be not ye, therefore, partak- of the wife, even as Christ is the ers with them.
head of the church; and he is the 8 For ye were sometimes dark-Saviour of the body. ness, but now are ye light in the 24 Therefore, as the church is Lord: walk as children of light; subject unto Christ, so let the
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is wives be to their own husbands in in all goodness, and righteous- every thing. ness, and truth ;)
25 Husbands, love your wives, 10 Proving what is acceptable even as Christ also loved the unto the Lord.
church, and gave himself for it; 11 And have no fellowship witli 26 That he might sanctify and the unfruitful works of darkness, cleanse it with the washing of wabut rather reprove them. ter, by the word;
12 For it is a shame even tol 27 That he might present it to speak of those things which are himself a glorious church, not hadone of them in secret.
ving spot or wrinkle, or any such 13 But all things that are repro- thing; but that it should be holy, ved, are made manifest by the and without blemish. light : for whatsoever doth make 28 So ought men to love their manifest is light.
wives as their own bodies: he 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, that loveth his wife loveth himthou that sleepest, and arise from self. the dead, and Christ shall give 29 For no man ever yet hated thee light.
his own flesh; but nourisheth and 15 See then that ye walk cir- cherisheth it, even as the Lord cumspectly, not as fools, but as the church: wise,
30 For we are members of his 16 Redeeming the time, be-body, of his flesh, and of his cause the days are evil.
bones. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, 31 For this cause shall a man but understanding what the will leave his father and mother, and of the Lord is.
shall be joined unto his wife, and 18 And be not drunk with they two shall be one flesh. wine, wherein is excess: but be 32 This is a great mystery : filled with the Spirit;
but I speak concerning Christ and 19 Speaking to yourselves in the church. psalms, and hymns, and spiritual 33 Nevertheless, let every one songs, singing and making melo- of you in particular so love his dy in your heart to the Lord; wile even as himself; and the
20 Giving thanks always for all wife see that she reverence her things unto God and the Father, lhusband,