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Of the new man.
man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; 14 That 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; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ; 16 From 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 itselfin love. 17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind; 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. 19 Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto laciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus; 22 That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holi110.SS. 25 Wherefore, putting away
lying, speak every man truth with
unto the day of redemption. wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away 32 And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving Christ's sake hath forgiven you. CHAP. V. B% ye, therefore, followers of God, as dear children: also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a ing savour. . . 3 But fornication, and all unnot be once 11amed among you, as becometh saints; talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean per
31 Let all bitterness, and from you, with all malice: one another, even as God for
Exhortations to charity.
2 And walk in love, as Christ sacrifice to God for a sweet-smellcleanness, or covetousness, let it
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish of thanks. son, nor covetous man who is an
the kingdom of Christ and of Ch
wives, children, &c. in the name of our Lord Jesus rist; - 21 Submitting yourselves one to another, in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For 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. 24. Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sam&tify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word; 27 That 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. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife ioveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery : but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband,
The Christian's armour. Ephesians.
CHAP. VI. Several duties recommended. Colo obey your parents, in the Lord: for this
is o: 2 Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first commandment with promise,) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters, according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ: 6 Not with eye-service, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good-will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. 9 And 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. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For 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.
13 Wherefore, 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. 14 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all Saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassadorin bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 21 But 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: 22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
T Written from Rome unto the Ephesians, by Tychicus.
T THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
, THE APOSTLE, TO THE
CHAP. I. His prayer to God for them. PA L and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the Saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 Always, in every prayer of
mine for you all, making request|
withÉ. * 5 For your fellowship in the gospel, from the first day until InCW ; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere, and without offence, till the day of Christ; 11 Being filled with the fruits
of righteousness, which are by
Jesus Christ unto the glory and
understand, brethren, that the
things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifestin all the palace, and in all other places;
14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ, even of envy and strife; and some also of good will. 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds;
ing that I am set for the defence
tence or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. 19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 According to my earnest expectation, and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, |but that with all boldness, as always, so now also, Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose, I wot not. 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two; having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better; 24. Nevertheless, to abide in
17 But the other of love, know
ing every way, whether in pre
Paul's love for Christ. Philipp the flesh is more needful for yOu.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all, for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me, by my coming to you again. 27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ; that, whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of Salvation, and that of God. 29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 30 Having the same conflićt which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me. CHAP. II. Exhortations to humility. F there be, therefore, any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye myjoy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vain-glory; but in lowliness of mind let each cstcem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but cvery man also on the things of others.
ians. Exhortations to humility.
5. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus; 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God; 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; 8 And, being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name; 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling: 13 For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of Æis good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings; 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of