Ephesians (Author Paul)

1:1Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by God's will, to the saints and faithful in Christ Jesus who are at Ephesus.

1:2Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;

1:4according as he has chosen us in him before the world's foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love;

1:5having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

1:6to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:

1:7in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of offences, according to the riches of his grace;

1:8which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence,

1:9having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself

1:10for the administration of the fulness of times; to head up all things in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth; in him,

1:11in whom we have also obtained an inheritance, being marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his own will,

1:12that we should be to the praise of his glory who have pre-trusted in the Christ:

1:13in whom *ye* also have trusted, having heard the word of the truth, the glad tidings of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, ye have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

1:14who is the earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to the praise of his glory.

1:15Wherefore *I* also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is in you, and the love which ye have towards all the saints,

1:16do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you at my prayers,

1:17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of him,

1:18being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

1:19and what the surpassing greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the working of the might of his strength,

1:20in which he wrought in the Christ in raising him from among the dead, and he set him down at his right hand in the heavenlies,

1:21above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in that to come;

1:22and has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the assembly,

1:23which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all:

2:1and *you*, being dead in your offences and sins --

2:2in which ye once walked according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience:

2:3among whom *we* also all once had our conversation in the lusts of our flesh, doing what the flesh and the thoughts willed to do, and were children, by nature, of wrath, even as the rest:

2:4but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us,

2:5(we too being dead in offences,) has quickened us with the Christ, (ye are saved by grace,)

2:6and has raised us up together, and has made us sit down together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,

2:7that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.

2:8For ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift:

2:9not on the principle of works, that no one might boast.

2:10For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has before prepared that we should walk in them.

2:11Wherefore remember that *ye*, once nations in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that called circumcision in the flesh done with the hand;

2:12that ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

2:13but now in Christ Jesus *ye* who once were afar off are become nigh by the blood of the Christ.

2:14For *he* is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of enclosure,

2:15having annulled the enmity in his flesh, the law of commandments in ordinances, that he might form the two in himself into one new man, making peace;

2:16and might reconcile both in one body to God by the cross, having by it slain the enmity;

2:17and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off, and the glad tidings of peace to those who were nigh.

2:18For through him we have both access by one Spirit to the Father.

2:19So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but ye are fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God,

2:20being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner-stone,

2:21in whom all the building fitted together increases to a holy temple in the Lord;

2:22in whom *ye* also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

3:1For this reason *I* Paul, prisoner of the Christ Jesus for you nations,

3:2(if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards you,

3:3that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly,

3:4by which, in reading it, ye can understand my intelligence in the mystery of the Christ,)

3:5which in other generations has not been made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the power of the Spirit,

3:6that they who are of the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus by the glad tidings;

3:7of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power.

3:8To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,

3:9and to enlighten all with the knowledge of what is the administration of the mystery hidden throughout the ages in God, who has created all things,

3:10in order that now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the all-various wisdom of God,

3:11according to the purpose of the ages, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord,

3:12in whom we have boldness and access in confidence by the faith of him.

3:13Wherefore I beseech you not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

3:14For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

3:15of whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named,

3:16in order that he may give you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power by his Spirit in the inner man;

3:17that the Christ may dwell, through faith, in your hearts, being rooted and founded in love,

3:18in order that ye may be fully able to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height;

3:19and to know the love of the Christ which surpasses knowledge; that ye may be filled even to all the fulness of God.

3:20But to him that is able to do far exceedingly above all which we ask or think, according to the power which works in us,

3:21to him be glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus unto all generations of the age of ages. Amen).

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