Bible, King James Version (KJV)
] Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to
the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ
] 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 Christ:
] 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
] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by
Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his
] 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
] Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and
] 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
] 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 Christ.
] 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
] Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the
redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his
] 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 prayers;
] 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
] And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to
usward 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:
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
] 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 us,
] Even when we were dead in sins, hath
quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in
] That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding
riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ
] 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
] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in
] 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
] 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
] 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:
came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were
] For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
] 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:
whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the
] For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for
] If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of
God which is given me to youward:
] 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 of
] 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
] 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
] To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers
in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of
] According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ
Jesus our Lord:
] In whom we have boldness and access with
confidence by the faith of him.
] 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 Christ,
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,
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.
] 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
] Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
] There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in
one hope of your calling;
] One Lord, one faith, one
] 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
] (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
] 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
] 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
] 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
] Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon
] Neither give place to the devil.
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
] 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
] 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
] 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;
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
] 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 and truth;)
] 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
] 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
] See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools,
but as wise,
] Redeeming the time, because the days are
] Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will
of the Lord is.
] And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
but be filled with the Spirit;
] Speaking to yourselves in psalms
and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the
] 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
] 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
] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of
water by the word,
] 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.
] 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
] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and
] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so
love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her
] Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is
] Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first
commandment with promise;)
] That it may be well with thee, and thou
mayest live long on the earth.
] And, ye fathers, provoke not your
children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the
] 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;
good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
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 might.
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.
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
] 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 saints;
] And for me, that utterance may be
given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the
] 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 sincerity. Amen.