The Book of Ephesians
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:
2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in
4 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:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by
Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath
made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 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:
11 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:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first
trusted in Christ.
13 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,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the
redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the
Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you
in my prayers;
17 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:
18 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,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to
us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the
dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 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:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to
be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses
2 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:
3 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.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love
wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us
together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together
in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding
riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in
11 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;
12 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:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off
are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath
broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 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;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body
by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off,
and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners,
but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth
unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation
of God through the Spirit.
1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God
which is given me to you-ward:
3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the
mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in
the mystery of Christ)
5 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
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same
body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of
the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his
8 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;
9 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:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and
powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in
Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by
the faith of him.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations
for you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye,
being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the
breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that
ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called
in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through
all, and in you all.
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the
measure of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led
captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also
descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far
above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and
some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 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:
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 itself in 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
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
lasciviousness, 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 holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth
with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon
27 Neither give place to the devil.
28 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.
29 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 the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are
sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour,
and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving
one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear
2 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
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness,
let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting,
which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 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.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of
these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in
the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which
are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by
the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise
from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be
filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the
Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of
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 sanctify 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 loveth 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
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
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is
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 eyeservice, 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
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
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel
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
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 ambassador in 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.