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the new mian.

Chap. iv.

He exhorteth to unity. ily in heaven and earth is2 With all lowliness and named,

meekness, with long-suffering, 16 That he would grant forbearing one another in love; you, according to the riches of 3 Endeavouring to keep the his glory, to be strengthened unity of the Spirit in the bond with might by his Spirit in the of peace.b inner man ;

4 There is one body and one 17 That Christ may dwell Spirit,c even as ye are called in your hearts by faith ; that in one hope of your calling ; ye being rooted and grounded

5 One Lord, one faith, one in love,

:baptism, 18 May be able to compre 6 One God and Father of hend, with all saints, what is all, who is above all, and the breadth, and length, and through all, and in you all. depth, and height;b

y But unto every one of us is 19 And to know the love of given grace, according to the Christ, which passeth know- measure of the gift of Christ. ledge, that ye inight be filled 8 Wherefore he saith, When with all the fulness of God. he ascended up on high, he led

20 Now unto him that is captivity captived and gave able to do exceeding abundant- gifts unto men. ly above all that we ask or

9 (Now that he ascended, think, according to the power what is it but that he also dethat worketh in us,

scended first into the lower 21 Unto him 'be glory in parts of the earth Pe the church by Christ Jesus, 10 He that descended is the throughout all ages, world same also that ascended up without end. Amen.

far above all heavens, that he CHAP. IV.

might fill all things.) 1 He exhorteth to unity, 24 to

11 And he gave some, aput on the new man, 25 to postles :f and some, prophets; cast. off lying, 29 and corrupt communication.

b Carefully endeavour to preserve the I THEREFORE, the pris. should subsist among persons ani

unity, harmony, and affection, which oner of the Lord, beseech you, mated by the same spirit. that ye walk worthy of the c There is one body or church, and vocation wherewith ye are there is one Spirit, which animates called,a

that body,

d He led captivity captive; he took 6 Breadtb, length, depth, and height captive those wicked spirits, who had of the Christian church, which ex held mankind in captivity to sin. tends over all the earth.

e Descended, &c. that is, became a Tbat

ye world walk wortby of man, was put to death, and buried. the knowledge and belief of the Gos f He gave or appointed some to be pel, into which ye have been called. apostles, &c.

Avoid corrupt

Ephesians. communications. and some, evangelistsg; and because of the blindness of some, pastors and teachers ; their heart :

12 For the perfecting of the 19 Who, being past feeling, saints,h for the work of the have given themselves over ministry, for the edifying of unto lasciviousness, to work all the body of Christ :

uncleanness with greediness. 13 Till we all come in the

20 But


have not so learn. unity of the faith, and of the ed Christ; knowledge of the Son of God, 21 If so be that


have unto a perfect man, unto the heard him, & have been taught measure of the stature of the by him, as the truth is in Jesus: fulness of Christ :

22 That ye put off concern14 That we, henceforth, being the former conversation, no more children, tossed to the old man, which is corrupt and fro, and carried about according to the deceitful with every wind of doctrine, lusts; by the sleight of men, and cun 23 And be renewed in the ning craftiness, whereby they spirit of your mind; lie in wait to deceive;

24 And that ye put on the 15 But speaking the truth new man, which after God is in love, may grow up into him created in righteousness and in all things, which is the head, true holiness. even Christ :

25 Wherefore, putting &. 16 From whom the whole way lying, speak every man body fitly joined together, and truth with his neighbour; for compacted by that, which ev. we are members one of an. ery joint supplieth, according other. to the effectual working in the 26 Be ye angry and sin not; measure of every part, maketh let not the sun


down upon increase of the body, unto the your wrath: edifying of itself in love. 27 Neither give place to

17 This I say, therefore, the devil. and testify in the Lord, that 28 Let him that stole, steal

henceforth walk not as oth no more ; but rather let him er Gentiles walk in the vanity labour, working with his hands of their mind;

the thing which is good, that 18 Having the understand. he may have to give to him ing darkened, being alienated that needeth. from the life of God through 29 Let no corrupt commuthe ignorance that is in them, nication proceed out of

mouth, but that which is good & Evangelists, preachers of the

to the use of edifying, that it Gospel.

may minister grace unto the Pi For qualifying the saints, &c. hearers.



He exhorteth to love, Chap. v. to flee fornication.

30 And grieve not the holy hy Be not ye, therefore, parSpirit of God, whereby ye are takers with them. sealed unto the day of re 8 For ye were sometimes demption.

darkness, but now are ye light 31 Let all bitterness, and in the Lord; walk as children wrath, and anger, and clam- of light; our, and evil speaking, be put 9 (For the fruit of the Spiraway from you with all malice: it is in all goodness, and righ

32 And be ye kind one to teousness, and truth ;) another, tender-hearted, for 10 Proving what is acceptgiving one another, even as able unto the Lord. God for Christ's sake hath 11 And have no fellowship forgiven you.

with the unfruitful works of

darkness, but rather reprove CHAP. V.

them. 1 He exhorteth to love, 3 to flee 12 For it is a shame even fornication. 22 The duties to speak of those things, which of wives, 23 and of husbands. are done of them in secret.

BE ye, therefore, followers 13 But all things that are of God, as dear children; reproved are made manifest

2 And walk in love, as by the light; for whatsoever Christ also hath loved us, and doth make manifest is light. hath given himself for us, an 14 Wherefore he saith, Aoffering and a sacrifice to God wake, thou that sleepest, and for a sweet-smelling savour. arise from the dead, and Christ

3 But fornication, and all shall give thee light. uncleanness, or covetousness, 15 See then that


walk let it not be once named among circumspectly, not as fools, bui you, as becometh saints ; as wise,

4 Neither filthiness, nor 16 Redeeming the time, befoolish talking, nor jesting, cause the days are evil. which are not convenient ; 17 Wherefore be ye not ulbut rather giving of thanks. wise, but understanding what

5 For this ye know, that no the will of the Lord is. whoremonger, nor unclean 18 And be not drunk with person, nor covetous man, who wine, wherein is excess; but is an idolater, hath any in- be filled with the Spirit; heritance in the kingdom of 19 Speaking to yourselves Christ, and of God.

in psalms, and hymns, and 6. Lét no man deceive you spiritual songs, singing, and with vain words ; for because making melody in your heart of these things cometh the to the Lord ; wrath of God upon the chil 20 Giving thanks always dren of disobedience.

for all things unto God and this


The duties of wives, Ephesians. and of husbands. Father, in the name of our 32 This is a great mystery; Lord Jesus Christ;

but I speak concerning Christ 21 Submitting yourselves one and the church. to another in the fear of God. 33 Nevertheless, let every

22 Wives, submit yourselves one of you in particular so unto your own husbands, as love his wife even as himself; unto the Lord.

and the wife see that she rep. 23 For the husband is the erence her husband. head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the

CHAP, VI. church; and he is the Saviour 1 The duty of children: 5 of of the body.

servants. 10 Our life is a 24 Therefore, as the church warfare. 13 The Christian is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own hus-, CHILDREN, obey your bands in every thing.

parents in the Lord; for this 25 Husbands, love your is right. wives, even as Christ also lov

2 Honour thy father and ed the church, and gave him- mother, which is the first comself for it;

mandment with promise, 26 That he might sanctify

3 That it may be well with and cleanse it with the wash- thee, and thou mayest live ing of water by the word; long on the earth. 27 That he might present

4 And, ye fathers, provoke it to himself a glorious church, not your children to wrath; not having spot, or wrinkle, but bring them up in the muror any such thing; but that ture and admonition of the it should be holy and without Lord.a blemish.

5 Servants, be obedient to 28 So ought men to love them that are your masters actheir wives as their own bod-cording to the flesh, with fear ies; he that loveth his wife and trembling, in singleness of loveth himself,

your heart,b as unto Christ: 29 For no man.ever yet hat. 6 Not with eye-service, as ed his own flesh; but nourish- men-pleasers ;c but as the seri eth and cherisheth it, even as

vants of Christ, doing the will the Lord the church :

of God from the heart; 30 For we are members of bis body, of his flesh, and of a In the nurture and admonition, the bis bones,


the discipline,and instruc31 For this cause shall a

tion of the Lord.

of man leave his father and mo

6 In singleness, in the integrity ther, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall when their eye is upon you, as those

Not with eye-service, not only be one flesh.

do, whose sole care is to please

your heart.


or free.d

Our life a warfare. Chap. vi.

The christian armour ry With good-will doing 16 Above all, taking the service, as to the Lord, and shield of faith, wherewith ye not to men :

shall be able to quench all the 8 Knowing, that whatsoev- fiery darts of the wicked. er good thing any man doeth, 17 And take the helmet of the same shall he receive of salvation, and the sword of the the Lord, whether he be bond Spirit, which is the word of

God : 9 And, ye masters, do the 18 Praying always with all same things unto them, for- prayer and supplication in the bearing threatening; know- Spirit, and watching thereuning that your Master also is to with all perseverance and in heaven; neither is there supplication for all saints; respect

of persons with him. 19 And for me, that utter1o Finally, my brethren, ance may be given unto me, be strong in the Lord, and in that I may open my mouth the power of his might. boldly, to make known the

11 Put on the whole armour mystery of the Gospel, of God, that ye may be able 20 For whieh I am an amto stand against the wiles of bassador in bonds; that therethe devil.

in I may speak boldly as I 12 For we wrestle not a- ought to speak. gainst flesh and blood, but 21 But that ye also may against principalities, against know my affairs, and how I do, powers, against the rulers of Tychicus, a beloved brother the darkness of this world, a and faithful minister in the gainst spiritual wickedness in Lord, shall make known to high places.

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

hearts. 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 breast the Father and the Lord Jeplate of righteousness;

sus Christ. 15 And your feet shod with 24 Grace be with all them the preparation of the Gospel that love our Lord Jesus Christ ;

in sincerity. Amen.

d Bond or free, a slave or a free

Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus,


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