Book of Ephesians
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God,
to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
1:5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
1:14 who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory.
1:15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,
1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;
1:18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might
1:23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
2:1 You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins,
2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience;
2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.
2:11 Therefore remember that once you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “uncircumcision” by that which is called “circumcision,” (in the flesh, made by hands);
2:12 that you were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Christ.
2:14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition,
2:15 having abolished in the flesh the hostility, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man of the two, making peace;
2:17 He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.
2:18 For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God,
2:20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;
2:22 in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.
3:1 For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,
3:5 which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
3:6 that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus through the Good News,
3:7 of which I was made a servant, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power.
3:11 according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord;
3:12 in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.
3:13 Therefore I ask that you may not lose heart at my troubles for you, which are your glory.
3:14 For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
3:16 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;
3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
3:21 to him be the glory in the assembly and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
4:1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,
4:3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
4:7 But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
4:8 Therefore he says, “When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.”*
4:10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
4:11 He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;
4:14 that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;
4:15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;
4:16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
4:19 who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:20 But you did not learn Christ that way;
4:24 and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.
4:25 Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members of one another.
4:26 “Be angry, and don’t sin.”* Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath,
4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.
5:1 Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.
5:4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
5:5 Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.
5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.
5:7 Therefore don’t be partakers with them.
5:9 for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
5:10 proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.
5:11 Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
5:12 For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.
5:13 But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light.
5:14 Therefore he says, “Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
5:15 Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
5:21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
5:22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
5:24 But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.
5:27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
5:31 “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh.”*
5:32 This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.
5:33 Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
6:3 “that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.”*
6:4 You fathers, don’t provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
6:5 Servants, be obedient to those who according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;
6:6 not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
6:7 with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men;
6:8 knowing that whatever good thing each one does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is bound or free.
6:9 You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him.
6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
6:13 Therefore, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.
6:14 Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
6:19 on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Good News,
6:20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
6:21 But that you also may know my affairs, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will make known to you all things;
6:22 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts.
6:23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
6:24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. Amen.
End of the book.