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to unity. CHAPTER IV.
some, evangelists; and some, 1 He exhorteth to unity, 7 and declareth that pastors and teachers; God giveth divers gifts unto men, in order that his church may be edified, and grow
12 For the perfecting of the up in Christ. 18 'He calleth them from saints, for the work of the the impurity of the Gentiles, 24 to put on the new man, 25 to cast off lying, and cor
ministry, for the edifying of rupt communication.
the body of Christ : THEREFORE, the pris- 13 Till we all come in the
oner of the Lord, beseech | unity of the faith, and of the you that ye walk worthy of knowledge of the Son of God, the vocation wherewith ye
ye unto a perfect man, unto the are called,
measure of the stature of the 2 With all lowliness and fulness of Christ: meekness, with longsuffering, 14 That we henceforth be no forbearing one another in more children, tossed to and love;
fro, and carried about with 3 Endeavouring to keep the every wind of doctrine, by the unity of the Spirit in the bond sleight of men, and cunning
craftiness, whereby they lie in 4 There is one body, and one wait to deceive; Spirit, even as ye are called in 15 But speaking the truth in one hope of your calling; love, may grow up into himn in
5 One Lord, one faith, one all things, which is the head, baptism,
even Christ: 6 One God and Father of all, 16 From whom the whole who is above all, and through body fitly joined together and all, and in you all.
compacted by that which ev. 7 But unto every one of ery joint supplieth, according us is given grace according to to the effectual working in the the measure of the gift of measure of every part, maketh Christ.
increase of the body unto the 8 Wherefore he saith, When edifying of itself in love. he ascended up on high, he led 17 This I say therefore, and captivity captive, and gave testify in the Lord, that ye gifts unto men.
henceforth walk not as other 9 Now that he ascended, Gentiles walk, in the vanity what is it but that he also of their mind, descended first into the lower 18 Having the understanding parts of the earth ?
darkened, being alienated from 10 He that descended is the the life of God through the ig. same also that ascended up far norance that is in them, beabove all heavens, that he cause of the blindness of their might fill all things.
heart: 11 And he gave some, apos. 19 Who being past feeling tles; and some, prophets; and I have given themselves over
new man, which after God is Bad, as dear children;
to holiness. unto lasciviousness, to work 31 Let all bitterness, and all uncleanness with greedi-wrath, and anger, and clamness.
our, and evil speaking, be put 20 But ye have not so learned away from you, with all maChrist;
lice: 21 If so be that ye have 32 And be ye kind one to heard him, and have been another, tenderhearted, forgivtaught by him, as the truth ing one another, even as God is in Jesus:
for Christ's sake hath forgiven 22 That ye put off concern- you. ing the former conversation the
CHAPTER V. old man, which is corrupt ac- 1 He exhorteth them to walk in love, to flee for.
nication, and all uncleanness, 7 to have no fel. cording to the deceitful lusts;
lowship with the works of darkness, 15 to walk 23 And be renewed in the
warily, 18 and to be filled with the Spirit. 22
He sheweth how wives ought to obey their hus. spirit of your mind;
bands, 25 and how husbands onight to love their 24 And that ye put on the wives, 32 even as Christ doth his church.
therefore followers of created in righteousness and God; true holiness.
2 And walk in love, as Christ 25 Wherefore putting away also hath loved us, and hath lying, speak every man truth given himself for us an offer. with his neighbour: for we ing and a sacrifice to God for are members one of another. a sweetsmelling savour.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: 3 But fornication, and all unlet not the sun go down upon cleanness, or covetousness, let
it not be once named among 27 Neither give place to the you, as becometh saints; devil.
4 Neither filthiness, nor fool. 28 Let him that stole steal ish talking, nor jesting, which no more: but rather let him la
are not convenient: but rather bour, working with his hands giving of thanks. the thing which is good, that 5 For this ye know, that no he may have to give to him whoremonger, nor unclean per. that needeth.
son, nor covetous man, who is 29 Let no corrupt communi- an idolater, hath any inherit. cation proceed out of your ance in the kingdom of Christ mouth, but that which is good and of God. to the use of edifying, that it 6 Let no man deceive you may minister grace unto the with vain words: for because hearers.
of these things cometh the 30 And grieve not the Holy wrath of God upon the chil. Spirit of God, whereby ye are dren of disobedience. sealed unto the day of re- 7 Be not ye therefore pardemption.
takers with them.
your wrath :
Being filled with the Spirit. CHAPTER V. Duties of wives and husbands.
8 For ye were sometime 21 Subunitting yourselves one darkness, but now are ye light to another in the fear of God. in the Lord: walk as children 22 Wives, submit yourselves of light;
unto your own husbands, as 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit unto the Lord. is in all goodness and right- 23 For the husband is the eousness and truth;)
head of the wife, even as Christ 10 Proving what is acceptable is the head of the church: and unto the Lord.
he is the Saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church with the unfruitful works of is subject unto Christ, so let darkness, but rather reprove the wives be to their own husthem.
bands in every thing. 12 For it is a shame even to 25 Husbands, love your wives, speak of those things which even as Christ also loved the are done of them in secret. church, and gave himself for it;
13 But all things that are re- 26 That he might sanctify proved are made manifest by and cleanse it with the wash. the light: for whatsoever doth ing of water by the word, make manifest is light.
27 That he might present it 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake to hiinself a glorious church, thou that sleepest, and arise not having spot, or wrinkle, or from the dead, and Christ shall any such thing; but that it give thee light.
should be holy and without 15 See then that ye walk cir- blemish. cumspectly, not as fools, but 28 So ought men to love their as wise,
wives as their own bodies. He 16 Redeeming the time, be that loveth his wife loveth cause the days are evil. himself.
17 Wherefore be ye not un- 29 For no man ever yet hated wise, but understanding what his own flesh; but nourisheth the will of the Lord is.
and cherisheth it, even as the 18 And be not drunk with Lord the church : wine, wherein is excess; but 30 For we are members of his be filled with the Spirit;
body, of his flesh, and of his 19 Speaking to yourselves in bones.
31 For this cause shall a man ual songs, singing and making leave his father and mother, melody in your heart to the and shall be joined unto his
wife, and they two shall be 20 Giving thanks always for
one flesh. all things unto God and the 32 This is a great mystery : Father in the name of our but I speak concerning Christ Lord Jesus Christ;
and the church.
psalms and hymns and spirit
Duties of children fc. EPHESIANS. The christian's armour.
33 Nevertheless, let every bearing threatening: knowing one of you in particular so love that your Master also is in his wife even as himself; and heaven; neither is there rethe wife see that she reverence spect of persons with him. her husband.
10 Finally, my brethren, be
strong in the Lord, and in the CHAPTER VI.
power of his might. 1 The duty of children tonards their parents; 11 Put on the whole armour
5 of servants towards their masters. 10 Our life is a warfare, 12 not only against flesh of God, that ye may be able and blood, but also against spiritual enemies. to stand against the wiles of 13 The complete armour of a Christian, 18 and how it ought to be used. 21 Tychicus is
the devil. commended.
12 For we wrestle not against
rents in the Lord : for this principalities, against powers, is right.
against the rulers of the dark 2 Honour thy father and mo- ness of this world, against ther; which is the first com- spiritual wickedness in high mandment with promise ; places.
3 That it may be well with 13 Wherefore take unto you thee, and thou mayest live the whole armour of God, that long on the earth.
ye may be able to withstand 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not in the evil day, and having your children to wrath : but done all, to stand. bring them up in the nurture 14 Stand therefore, having and admonition of the Lord. your loins girt about with truth,
5 Servants, be obedient to and having on the breastplate them that are your masters ac- of righteousness; cording to the flesh, with fear 15 And your feet shod with and trembling, in singleness of the preparation of the gospel your heart, as unto Christ;
6 Not with eyeservice, as 16 Above all, taking the menpleasers; but as the serv. shield of faith, wherewith ye ants of Christ, doing the will shall be able to quench all the of God from the heart;
fiery darts of the wicked. 7 With good will doing serv
17 And take the helmet of sal. ice, as to the Lord, and not to vation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of 8 Knowing that whatsoever God: good thing any man doeth, the 18 Praying always with all same shall he receive of the prayer and supplication in the Lord, whether he be bond or Spirit, and watching thereun. free.
to with all perseverance and 9 And, ye masters, do the supplication for all saints ; same things unto them, for- 19 And for me, that utterance
Paul's desire to preach CHAPTER I.
the gospel boldly. may be given unto me, that I 22 Whom I have sent unto may open my mouth boldly, you for the same purpose, that to make known the mystery of ye might know our affairs, and the gospel,
that he might comfort your 20 For which I am an ambas. | hearts. sador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought and love with faith, from God to speak.
the Father and the Lord Jesus 21 But that ye also may know Christ.
24 Grace be with all them chicus, a beloved brother and that love our Lord Jesus Christ faithful minister in the Lord, in sincerity. Amen. shall make known to you all Written from Rome unto the Ephethings:
sians by Tychicus.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE
PAUL and Timotheus, the
gospel from the first day until 1 He testifieth his thankfulness to God, and
now; his love toward them, for the fruits of their faith, and fellowship in his sufferings, 9 daily 6 Being confident of this very shereth that his troubles at Kome had been thing, that he which hath be. for the furtherance of the gospel ; 21 and horo gun a good work in
will ready he is to glorify Christ either by his lita perform it until the day of Je.
. and to fortitude in persecution.
sus Christ :
7 Even as it is meet for me to servants of Jesus Christ, think this of you all, because I to all the saints in Christ Je- have you in my heart; inassus which are at Philippi, with much as both in my bonds, the bishops and deacons: and in the defence and confir
2 Grace be unto you, and mation of the gospel, ye all are peace, from God our Father and partakers of my grace. from the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 For God is my record, how
3 I thank my God upon every greatly I long after you all in remembrance of you,
the bowels of Jesus Christ. 4 Always in every prayer of 9 And this I pray,
your mine for you all making re- love may abound yet more and quest with joy,
more in knowledge and in all 5 For your fellowship in the judgment;