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« Ephesians 1 »
King James Bible
Paul's Greeting
(Galatians 1:1-5)
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the
faithful in Christ Jesus: 2Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord
Jesus Christ.
Spiritual Blessings
(Romans 8:28-34)
3Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ: 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5Having
predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good
pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in
the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according
to the riches of his grace; 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath
purposed in himself: 10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in
one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him: 11In
whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him
who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12That we should be to the praise of his
glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that
holy Spirit of promise, 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the
purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
15Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17That the God of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of him: 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is
the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what
[is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his
mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at
his own right hand in the heavenly [places], 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and
dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the
church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
« Ephesians 2 »
King James Bible
Alive with Christ
1And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2Wherein in time past ye
walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the
spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3Among whom also we all had our
conversation in times past in the 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. 4But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us
together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit
together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: 7That in the ages to come he might shew the
exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8For by grace are ye
saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man
should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God
hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
One in Christ
11Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called
Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12That at that
time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the
covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13But now in Christ Jesus ye
who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace, who hath
made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us]; 15Having
abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for
to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both
unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17And came and preached
peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father.
A Temple in the Lord
19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of
the household of God; 20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; 21In whom all the building fitly framed together
groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation
of God through the Spirit.
« Ephesians 3 »
King James Bible
The Mystery of the Gospel
1For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2If ye have heard of the
dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3How that by revelation he made
known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4Whereby, when ye read, ye may
understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5Which in other ages was not made known
unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6That
the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by
the gospel: 7Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto
me by the effectual working of his power. 8Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this
grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9And to
make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world
hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10To the intent that now unto the
principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom
of God, 11According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12In whom
we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 13Wherefore I desire that ye
faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Paul's Prayer for the Ephesians
14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15Of whom the whole
family in heaven and earth is named, 16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17That Christ may dwell in your
hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18May be able to comprehend with all
saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to
the power that worketh in us, 21Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all
ages, world without end. Amen.
« Ephesians 4 »
King James Bible
Unity in the Body
(Psalm 133:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:10-17)
1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith
ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4[There is] one body, and one
Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One
God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.
7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto
9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the
earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might
fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and
some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the
edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14That 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;
15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even]
Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and 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.
Living as Children of Light
17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in
the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God
through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19Who being past
feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20But ye have not so learned Christ; 21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by
him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members
one of another. 26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27Neither
give place to the devil. 28Let 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. 29Let 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. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye
are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour,
and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
« Ephesians 5 »
King James Bible
Imitators of God
1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us,
and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as
becometh saints; 4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but
rather giving of thanks. 5For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous
man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God
upon the children of disobedience. 7Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Children of Light
8For 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;) 10Proving what is
acceptable unto the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather reprove [them]. 12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in
secret. 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth
make manifest is light.
14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee
15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because
the days are evil. 17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19Speaking to
yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to
the Lord; 20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ; 21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Wives and Husbands
(Song Of Solomon 1:1-3; 1 Peter 3:1-7)
22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23For 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.
24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in
every thing.
25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That
he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it
to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be
holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth
his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth
it, even as the Lord the church: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and
they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the
church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the
wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
« Ephesians 6 »
King James Bible
Children and Parents
(Deuteronomy 6:20-25)
1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2Honour thy father and mother; (which is
the first commandment with promise;) 3That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long
on the earth.
4And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and
admonition of the Lord.
Slaves and Masters
(1 Timothy 6:1-2)
5Servants, be obedient to them that are [your] masters according to the flesh, with fear and
trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as
the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7With good will doing service, as to the
Lord, and not to men: 8Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he
receive of the Lord, whether [he be] bond or free.
9And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master
also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
The Full Armor of God
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole
armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. 13Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of
righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all,
taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Pray Continually
18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all
perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me,
that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an
ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Final Greetings
21But that ye also may know my affairs, [and] how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful
minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 22Whom I have sent unto you for the
same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.
23Peace [be] to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24Grace [be] with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.