Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints
which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ
to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his
good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather
together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and
which are on earth; [even] in him:
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the
counsel of his own will:
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in
In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye
were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the
purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and
love unto all the saints,
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of
his inheritance in the saints,
And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who
believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set
[him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places],
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that
which is to come:
And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the
head over all [things] to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins:
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now
worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the
lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the
mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in
heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his
grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
[it is] the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the
flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the
Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the
commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise,
having no hope, and without God in the world:
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the
middle wall of partition [between us];
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of
commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of
twain one new man, [so] making peace;
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby:
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them
that were nigh.
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief corner [stone];
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy
temple in the Lord:
In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is
given me to you-ward:
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote
afore in few words,
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is
now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and
partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of
God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace
given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable
riches of Christ;
And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery,
which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who
created all things by Jesus Christ:
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly
[places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you,
which is your glory.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be
strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and
length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye
might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that
we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all
ages, world without end. Amen.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one
another in love;
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
[There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and
in you all.
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of
the gift of Christ.
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first
into the lower parts of the earth?
He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all
heavens, that he might fill all things.)
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for
the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature
of the fulness of Christ:
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;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head, [even] Christ:
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 itself in love.
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth
walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
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:
Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto
lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
But ye have not so learned Christ;
If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the
truth is in Jesus:
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which
is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working
with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to
him that needeth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the
day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil
speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given
himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be
once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom
of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather reprove [them].
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of
them in secret.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
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.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives
[be] to their own husbands in every thing.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and
gave himself for it;
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by
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
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth
his wife loveth himself.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and
cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
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.
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even
as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them
up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Servants, be obedient to them that are [your] masters according to
the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart;
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he
receive of the Lord, whether [he be] bond or free.
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.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.
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].
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.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which
is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and
watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all
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,
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak
boldly, as I ought to speak.
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:
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know
our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.
Peace [be] to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace [be] with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in