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8 For by grace are ye saved 21 In whom all the building, fitly through faith ; and that not of your- framed together, groweth unto a selves : it is the gift of God; holy temple in the Lord :
9 Not of works, lest any man 22 In whom ye also are builded should boast.
together for a habitation of God 10 For we are his workmanship, through the Spirit. created in Christ Jesus unto good
CHAP. III. works, which God hath before Of the hidden mystery, &c. ordained that we should walk in Fbner of Jesus Christ for you
11 Wherefore remember, that Gentiles, ye being in time past Gentiles in 2 (If ye have heard of the dispenthe flesh, who are called Uncir- sation of the grace of God, which cumcision by that which is called is given me to you-ward ; the Circumcision in the flesh made 3 How that by revelation he by hands;
inade known unto me the mystery, 14 That at that time ye were as I wrote afore in few words, without Christ, being aliens from 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye the commonwealth of Israel, and may understand my knowledge in strangers from the covenants of the mystery of Christ, promise, having no hope, and with
5 Which in other ages was not out God in the world:
made known unto the sons of 13 But now, in Christ Jesus, ye men, as it is now revealed unto his who sometimes were far off, are holy apostles and prophets by the made nigh by the blood of Christ. Spirit ;
14 For he is our peace, who hath 6 That the Gentiles should be made both one, and hath broken fellow-heirs, and of the same body, down the middle wall of partition and partakers of his promise in
Christ by the gospel; 15 Having abolished in his flesh 7 Whereof I was made a ministhe enmity, even the law of com- tér, according to the gift of the mandments contained in ordi- grace of God given unto me, by the nances; for to make in himself of effectual working of his power. twain one new man, so making 8 Unto me, who am less than peace;
the least of all saints, is this grace 16 And that he might reconcile given, that I should preach among both unto God in one body by the Gentiles the unsearchable riches the cross, having slain the enmity of Christ ; thereby
9 And to make all men 17 And came and preached peace what is the fellowship of the mysto you
which were afar off, and to tery, which from the beginning of them that were nigh.
the world hath been hid in God, 18 Fur through him we both who created all things by Jesus have access by one Spirit unto the Christ: Father.
10 To the intent that now, unto 19 Now, therefore, ye are no the principalities and powers in Inore strangers and foreigners, but heavenly places might be known fellow-citizens with the saints, and by the church the manifold wisof the household of God;
dom of God, :: 20 And are built upon the founda 11 According to the eternal purtion of the apostles and prophets, pose which he purposed in Christ Jesus Christ himself being the chief] Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness
between us ;
15 But speaking the truth in C 2 With all lowliness and meek- plieth, according to the effectual
and access with confidence by the 7 But unto every one of us is Aith of him.
given grace, according to the meas
Are 13 Wherefore I desire that ye sure of the gift of Christ. faint not at my tribulations for you, 8 Wherefore he saith, When he which is your glory.
ascended up on bigh, he led cap 14 For this cause I bow my knees tivity captive, and gave gifts unto
Chri unto the Father of our Lord Jesus men.
9 (Now, that he ascended, what 15 Of whom the whole family is it but that he also descended fost in heaven and earth is named, into the lower parts of the earth?,
16 That he would grant you, ae. 10 He that descended is the same cording to the riches of his glory, also that ascended up far above all to be strengthened with might by heavens, that he might fill all his Spirit in the inner man; things.)
17 That Christ may dweli in 11 And he gave some, apostles; your hearts by faith; that ye, and some, prophets; and some being rooted and grounded in evangelists; and some, pastors and love,
teachers; 18 May be able to comprehend, 12 For the perfecting of the saints, with all saints, what is the breadth, for the work of the ministry
, for the and length, and depth, and height, edifying of the body of Christ:
19 And to know the love of 13 Till we all coine in the unity Christ, which passeth knowledge, of the faith, and of the knowledge that ye might be filled with all the of the Son of God, unto a perfect fulness of God.
man, unto the measure of the star 20 Now, unto him that is able to ture of the fulness of Christ: do exceeding abundantly above all 14 That we henceforth be no more that we ask or think, according to children, tossed to and fro, and caro the power that worketh in us, ried about with every wind of duc
2i Unto him be glory in the trine, by the sleight of men, church by Christ Jesus, through- cunning craftiness, whereby they out all ages, world without end. lie in wait to deceive; Amen. CHAP. IV.
love, may grow up into him in all Echortations to unity, &c.
things, which is the head, even I Christer the Lord,) beseech you, that ye
16 From whom the whole body walk worthy of the vocation where- Atly joined together, and compack with ye are called,
ed by that which every joint sup, ness, with long-suffering, forbear- working in the measure of every ing one another in love;
part, maketh increase of the bodada 3 Endeavouring to keep the dy, unto the edifying of itself in unity of the Spirit in the bond of love. peace.
17 This I say, therefore, and tes, 4 There is one body, and one tify in the Lord, that ye henceforth Spirit, even as ye are called in one walk not as other Gentiles walk, in hope of your calling;
1 the vanity of their mind; 5 One Lord, one faith, one bap
18 Having the understanding tism, 8 'One God and Father of all, ) life of God through the ignorante
darkened, being alienated from the who is above all, and through all that is in them, because of the and in you all.
blindness of their heart;
19 Who, being past feeling, have also hath loved us, and hath given given themselves over unto lascivi- himself for us an offering and a ousness, to work all uncleanness sacrifice to God for a sweet-smellwith greediness.
ing savour. 20 But ye have not so learned 3 But fornication, and all un. Christ;
cleanness, or covetousness, let it 21 If so be that ye have heard not be once named among you, him, and have been taught by him, as becometh saints; as the truth is in Jesus :
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish 22 That ye put off, concerning talking, nor jesting, which are not the former conversation, the old convenient; but rather giving of man, which is corrupt according to thanks. the deceitful lusts;
5 For this ye know, that no whore23 And be renewed in the spirit monger, nor unclean person, nor of your mind;
covetous man, who is an idolater, 24 And that ye put on the new hath any inheritance in the kingman, which after God is created in dom of Christ, and of God. righteousness and true holiness. 6 Let no man deceive you with
25 Wherefore, putting away ly- vain words: for because of these ming, speak every man truth with his things cometh the wrath of God
neighbour : for we are members upon the children of disobedience. one of another.
7 Be not ye, therefore, partakers 26 Be ye angry, and sin not; let with them. not the sun go down upon your 8 For ye were sometime darkwrath;
ness, but now are ye light in the 27 Neither give place to the Lord : walk as children of light; devil.
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is 28 Let him that stole steal no in all goodness, and righteousness, more: but rather let him labour, and truth ;) working with his hands the thing 10 Proving what is acceptable which is good, that he may have unto the Lord. to give to him thạt needeth.
11 And have no fellowship with 29 Let no corrupt communication the unfruitful works of darkness, proceed out of your mouth, but but rather reprove them. that which is good to the use of 12 For it is a shame even to speak edifying, that it may minister grace of those things which are done of unto the hearers.
them in secret. 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit 13 But a!l things that are resite, of God, whereby ye are sealed un-proved, are made manifest by the to the day of redemption. light: for whatsoever doth make
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, manifest is light. and anger, and clamour, and evil 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake
speaking, be put away from you, thou that sleepest, and arise from out with all malice:
the dead, and Christ shall give thee 32 And be ye kind one to another, light, tender-hearted, forgiving one ano 15 See then that ye walk cirther, even as God for Christ's sake cumspectly, not as fools, but as hath forgiven you.
16 Redeeming the time, because
but understanding what the will of 2 And walk in love, as Christ the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wife even as himself; and the wherein is excess; but be filled wife see that she reverence her with the Spirit ;
husband. 19 Speaking to yourselves in
CHAP. VÌ. psalms, and hymns, and spiritual Children's duty to parents, &c. songs, singing and making melody Chen
HILDREN, obey your pas
rents in the Lord: for this is 20 Giving thanks always for all right. things unto God and the Father, 2 Honour thy father and mother, in the name of our Lord Jesus (which is the first commandment Christ;
with promise) 21 Submitting yourselves one to 3 That it may be well with thee; another in the fear of God. and thou mayest live long on the
22 Wives, submit yourselves un- earth. to your own husbands, as unto the 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not Lord.
your children to wrath: but bring 23 For the husband is the head them up in the nurture and admoof the wife, even as Christ is the nition of the Lord. head of the church : and he is the 5 Servants, be obedient to them Saviour of the body.
that are your masters according to 24 Therefore, as the church is the flesh, with fear and trembling, subject unto Christ, so let the wives in singleness of your heart
, as untə be to their own husbands in every
Christ : thing.
6 Not with eye-service, as men25 Hushands, love your wives, pleasers; but as the servants of
as Christ also loved the Christ, doing the will of God from church, and gave himself for it;
the heart; 26 That he might sanctify and 7 With good-will doing service, cleanse it with the washing of wa as to the Lord, and not to men: ter by the word ;
8 Knowing, that whatsoever good 27 That he might present it to thing any man doeth, the same shall himself a glorious church, not hav- he receive of the Lord, whether he ing spot, or wrinkle, or any such be bond or free. thing; but that it should be holy, 9 And, ye masters, do the same and without blemish.
things unto them, forbearing threat28 So ought men to love their ening: knowing that your Master wives as their own bodies: he that also is in heaven; neither is there loveth his wife loveth himself.
respect of persons with him. 29 For no man ever yet hated 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong, his own flesh; but nourisheth and in the Lord, and in the cherisheth it, even as the Lord the bis might: church :
11 Put on the whole armour of 30 For we are members of his God, that ye may be able to stand body, of his flesh, and of his bones. against the wiles of the devil.
si For this cause shall a man 12 For we wrestle not against leave his father and mother, and flesh and blood, but against prin. shall be joined unto his wife, and cipalities, against powers, against they two shall be one fesh. the rulers of the darkness of this
32 This is a great mystery: but world, against spiritual wickedness I speak concerning Christ and the in high places. church.
13 Wherefore take unto you 33 Nevertheless, let every one whole armour of God, that ye may of you in particular so love his be able to withstand in ile evil
1 day, and having done all, to stand. known the mystery of the gospel,
14 Stand, therefore, having your 20 For which I am an ambassaloipa girt about with truth, and dor in bonds; that therein I may naving on the breastplate of right-speak boldly, as I ought to speak. eousness;
21 But that ye also may know - 15 And your feet shod with the my affairs, and how I do, Tychipreparation of the gospel of peace; cus, a beloved brother, and faithful
16 Above all, taking the shield minister in the Lord, shall make of faith, wherewith
shall be able known to you all things : to quench all the fiery darts of the 22 Whom I have sent unto you wicked.
for the same purpose, that ye might 17 And take the helmet of salva- know our affairs, and that he might tion, and the sword of the Spirit, comfort your hearts. which is the word of God:
23 Peace be to the brethren, and 18 Praying always with all prayer love with faith, from God the Faand supplication in the Spirit, and ther, and the Lord Jesus Christ. watching thereunto with all perse
24 Grace be with all them that verance and supplication for all love our Lord Jesus Christ in sin
cerity. Amen. 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may I Written from Rome unto the Ephe: open-my mouth boldly, to make sians, by Tychicus.
1 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the
think this of you all, because I Paul's thankfulness to God, &c. have you in my heart; in as much
and Timotheus, the as both in my bonds, and in the servants of Jesus Christ, to defence and confirmation of the all the saints in Christ Jesus which gospel, ye all are partakers of my are at Philippi, with the bishops grace. and deacons :
8 For God is my record, how 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, greatly I long after you all in the from God our Father, and from the bowels of Jesus Christ. be Lord Jesus Christ.
9 And this I pray, that your 3 I thank my God upon every love may abound yet more and remembrance of you,
in knowledge and in all 4 Always, 'in every prayer of judgment; mine for you all, making request 10 That ye may approve things with joy,
that are excellent; that ye may be 5 For your fellowship in the sincere, and without offence. till gospel, from the first day until the day of Christ;
11 Being filled with the fruits of 8 Being confident of this very righteousness, which are by Jesus thing, that he which hath begun a Christ, unto the glory and praise of good work in you will perform it God. until the day of Jesus Christ: 12 But I would ye should under 7 Even as it is meet for me to I stand, brethren, that the things