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worketh all things after the Christ, when he raised him counsel of his own will: from the dead, and set him at
12 That we should be to the his own right hand in the praise of his glory, who first heavenly places, trusted in Christ.
21 Far above all principal13 In whom ye also trusted, ity, and power, and might, after that ye heard the word and dominion, and every of truth, the gospel of your name that is named, not only salvation: in whom also, af- in this world, but also in that ter that ye believed, ye were which is to come: sealed with that Holy Spirit 22 And hath put all things of promise,
under his feet, and gave him 14 Which is the earnest of to be the head over all things our inheritance until the re- to, the church, demption of the purchased 23 Which is his body, the possession, unto the praise fulness of him that filleth all of his glory.
in all. 15 Wherefore I also, after I
CHAPTER II. heard of your faith in the 1 By comparing what we were by 3 Lord Jesus, and love unto all nature, with what we are 5 by grace:
10 he cleclareth, that we are inade for the saints,
good works; and 13 being brought 16 Cease not to give thanks near by Christ, should not live as
11 Gentiles, and 12 foreigners in time for you, making mention of
past, butas 19 citizens with the saints, you in my prayers;
and the family of God. 17 That the God of our ND
who were dead in tresther of glory, may give unto passes and sins; you the spirit of wisdom and 2 Wherein in time past ye revelation in the knowledge walked according to the of him:
course of this world, accord18 The eyes of your under-ing to the prince of the powstanding being enlightened; er of the air, the spirit that that ye may know what is the now worketh in the children hope of his calling, and what of disobedience: the riches of the glory of his 3 Among whom also we all inheritance in the saints, had our conversation in times
19 And what is the exceed- past in the lusts of our flesh, ing greatness of his power to fulfilling the desires of the us-ward who believe, accord- flesh and of the mind; and ing to the working of his were by nature the children mighty power,
of wrath, even as others. 20 Which he wrought in 4 But God, who is rich in
Lord Jesus Christ, the par AND you hath he quickened,
mercy, for his great love | off are made nigh by the wherewith he loved us,
blood of Christ. 5 Even when we were dead 14 For he is our peace, who in sins, hath quickened us to- hath made both one, and gether with Christ, (by grace hath broken down the midye are saved ;)
dle wall of partition between 6 And hath raised us up to- | us; gether, and made us sit to 15 Having abolished in his gether in heavenly places in flesh the enmity, even the law Christ Jesus:
of commandments contained 7 That in the ages to come in ordinances; for to make in he might shew the exceeding himself of twain one new riches of his grace, in his man, so making peace; kindness toward us, through 16 And that he might reconChrist Jesus.
cile both unto God in one 8 For by grace are ye saved body by the cross, having through faith; and that not slain the enmity thereby: of yourselves: it is the gift of 17 And came and preached God:
peace to you which were 9 Not of works, lest any man afar off, and to them that should boast.
were nigh. 10 For we are his workman 18 For through him we both ship, created in Christ Jesus have access by one Spirit unto good works, which God unto the Father. hath before ordained that we 19 Now therefore ye are no should walk in them.
more strangers and foreign11 Wherefore remember, ers, but fellow citizens with that ye being in time past the saints, and of the houseGentiles in the flesh, who are hold of God; called Uncircumcision by 20 And are built upon the that which is called the Cir foundation of the apostles cumcision in the flesh made and prophets, Jesus Christ by hands;
himself being the chief cor12 That at that time ye were ner stone; without Christ, being aliens 21 In whom all the building from the commonwealth of fitly framed together growIsrael, and strangers from eth unto a holy temple in the the covenants of promise, Lord: having no hope, and without 22 In whom ye also are God in the world :
builded together for a habit. 13 But now, in Christ Jesus, ation of God through the ye who sometime were far Spirit.
Fohet prisonere of Jesus
CHAPTER III. Gentiles the unsearchable 5 The hidden mystery, 6 that the Gen- riches of Christ; tiles should be saved, 3 was made known to Paul by revelation : 8 and
9 And to make all men see to him was that grace given, that what is the fellowship of the them not to faint for his tribulation, mystery, which from the be14 and prayeth 19 that they may pera ginning of the world hath ceive the great love of Christ toward them.
been hid in God, who created POR this cause I Paul, all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now Christ for you Gentiles, unto the principalities and 2 If ye have heard of the powers in heavenly, places dispensation of the grace of might be known by the God which is given me to church the manifold wisdom you-ward:
of God, 3 How that by revelation 11 According to the eternal he made known unto me the purpose which he purposed mystery; (as I wrote afore in in Christ Jesus our Lord: few words;
12 In whom we have bold4 Whereby, when ye read, ness and access with confive may
understand my dence by the faith of him. knowledge in the mystery of 13 Wherefore I desire that ye Christ)
faint not at my tribulations 5 Which in other ages was for you, which is your glory. not made known unto the 14 For this cause I bow my sons of men, as it is now knees unto the Father of our revealed unto his holy apos. Lord Jesus Christ, tles and prophets by the 15 Of whom the whole famSpirit;
ily in heaven and earth is 6 That the Gentiles should named, be fellow heirs, and of the 16 That he would grant you, same body, and partakers of according to the riches of his promise in Christ by the his glory, to be strengthened gospel:
with might by his Spirit in 7 Whereof I was made a the inner man; minister, according to the 17 That Christ may dwell gift of the grace of God giv. in your hearts by faith ; that en unto me by the effectual ye, being rooted and groundworking of his power.
ed in love, 8 Unto me, who am less 18 May be able to comprethan the least of all saints, hend with all saints what is is this grace given, that I the breadth, and length, and should preach among the depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of | is given grace according to Christ, which passeth knowl. the measure of the gift of edge, that ye might be filled Christ. with all the fulness of God. 8 Wherefore he saith, When
20 Now unto him that is able he ascended upon high, he led to do exceeding abundant captivity captive, and gave ly above all that we ask or gifts unto men. think, according to the pow-9 (Now that he ascended, er that worketh in us,
what is it but that he also de21 Unto him be glory in scended first into the lower the church by Christ Jesus parts of the earth ? throughout all ages, world 10 He that descended is the without end. Amen.
same also that ascended up
far above all heavens, that he CHAPTER IV.
might fill all things.) 1 He exhorteth to unity, 7 and declar
11 And he gave some, apos. eth that God therefore giveth divers 11 gifts unto men, that his church tles; and some, prophets; and in Christ. 18 He calleth them from some, evangelists; and some, the impurity of the Gentiles, 24 to pastors and teachers; put on the new man, 25 to cast of lying, and 29 corrupt communi
12 For the perfecting of the
saints, for the work of the THEREFORE, the pris- ministry, for the edifying of
oner of the Lord, beseech the body of Christ: you that ye walk worthy of 13 Till we all come in the uni. the vocation wherewith ye ty of the faith, and of the are called,
knowledge of the Son of God, 2 With all lowliness and unto a perfect man, unto the meekness, with longsuffer- measure of the stature of the ing, forbearing one another fulness of Christ: in love;
14 That we henceforth be no 3 Endeavouring to keep the more children, tossed to and unity of the Spirit in the bond fro, and carried about with
every wind of doctrine, by 4 There is one body, and one the sleight of men, and cunSpirit, even as ye are called ning craftiness, whereby they in one hope of your calling; lie in wait to deceive;
5 One Lord, one faith, one 15 But speaking the truth in baptism,
love, may grow up into him 60ne God and Father of all, in all things, which is the who is above all, and through head, even Christ: all, and in you all.
16 From whom the whole 7 But unto every one of us | body fitly joined together and
compacted by that which ev. with his neighbour: for we ery joint supplieth, accord- are inembers one of another. ing to the effectual working 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: in the measure of every part, let not the sun go down upon maketh increase of the body your wrath: unto, the edifying of itself in 27 Neither give place to the love.
devil. 17 This I say therefore, and 28 Let him that stole steal no testify in the Lord, that ye more: but rather let him lahenceforth walk not as other bour, working with his hands Gentiles walk, in the vanity the thing which is good, that of their mind,
he may have to give to him 18 Having the understand that needeth. ing darkened, being alienated 29 Let no corrupt commufrom the life of God through nication proceed out of your the ignorance that is in them, mouth, but that which is because of the blindness of good to the use of edifying, their heart:
that it may minister grace 19 Who being past feeling unto the hearers. have given themselves over 30 And grieve not the Holy unto lasciviousness, to work Spirit of God, whereby ye are all uncleanness with greedi- sealed unto the day of reness.
demption. 20 But ye have not so learn 31 Let all bitterness, and ed Christ;
wrath, and anger, and clam21 If so be that ye have our, and evil speaking, be put heard him, and have been away from you, with all maltaught by him, as the truth ice: is in Jesus:
32 And be ye kind one to 22 That ye put off concern- another, tenderhearted, foring the former conversation giving one another, even as the old man, which is corrupt God for Christ's sake hath according to the deceitful forgiven you. lusts;
CHAPTER V. 23 And be renewed in the 2 Afler general exhortations, to love, 3
to fly fornication, 4 and all uncleanspirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the ed, 15 to walk warily, and to be 18
filled with the Spirit, 22 he descendelh new man, which after God is
to the particular duties, how wives created in righteousness and
ought to obey their husbands, 25 and
husbands ought to love their wives, true holiness.
32 even as Christ doth his church.
E lying, speak every man truth
ness, 7 not to converse with the wick
25 Wherefore putting away By God, as dear children;