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Paul exhorteth to unity. EPHESIANS, Of Christ's different gifts.
20 Now unto him that is able above all heavens, that he might to do exceeding abundantly fill all things. above all that we ask or think, 11 And he gave some, apos. according to the power that tles; and some, prophets; and worketh in us,
some, evangelists; and some, 21 Unto him be glory in the pastors and teachers; church by Christ Jesus through- 12 For the perfecting of the out all ages, world without end. saints, for the work of the Amen.
ministry, for the edifying of the CHAP. IV.
body of Christ : Exhortation to unity.
13 Till we all come in the T THEREFORE, the pri- unity of the faith, and of the I soner of the Lord, beseech knowledge of the Son of God, you that ye walk worthy of Junto a perfect man, unto the the vocation wherewith ye are measure of the stature of the called,
fulness of Christ : 2 With all lowliness and 14 That we henceforth be no ineekness, with long-suffering, more children, tossed to and forbearing one another in love ; fro, and carried about with
3 Endeavouring to keep the every wind of doctrine, by the unity of the Spirit in the bond sleight of men, and cunning of peace.
craftiness, whereby they lie in 4 There is one body, and one wait to deceive : Spirit, even as ye are called in 15 But speaking the truth in one hope of your calling; love, may grow up into him in
5 One Lord, one faith, one all things, which is the head, baptism, .
even Christ : 5 One God and Father of all, 16 From whom the whole who is above all, and through body fitly joined together and all, and in you all.
compacted by that which every thing But unto every one of us is joint supplieth, according to the given grace according to the effectual working in the measure measure of the gift of Christ. of every part, maketh increase
8 Wherefore he saith, When of the body unto the edifying he ascended up on high, he led of itself in love. captivity captive, and gave gifts 17 This I say therefore, and unto men.
testify in the Lord, that ye 9 Now that he ascended, henceforth walk not as other what is it but that he also de-Gentiles walk, in the vanity of scended first into the lower parts their mind, of the earth?
18 Having the understanding 10 He that descended is the darkened, being alienated from same also that ascended up far the life of God through the
Exhortations to holiness, CHAP. V. mutual kindness,and forgiveness. ignorance that is in them, be-Spirit of God, whereby ye are cause of the blindness of their sealed unto the day of redempheart:
tion. · 19 Who, being past feeling, 31 Let all bitterness, and have given themselves over unto wrath, and anger, and clamour, lasciviousness, to work all un- and evil-speaking, be put away cleanness with greediness. from you, with all malice:
20 But ye have not so learned 32 And be ye kind one to Christ;
another, tender-hearted, forgiv21 If so be that ye have heard ing one another, even as God him, and have been taught by for Christ's sake hath forgiven him, as the truth is in Jesus : Lyou. 22 That ye put off concerning
CHAP. V. the former conversation the old Exhortation to charity... man, which is corrupt accord- DE ye therefore followers of ing to the deceitful lusts; D God as dear children;
23 And be renewed in the 2 And walk in love, as Christ spirit of your mind;
also hath loved us, and hath 24 And that ye put on the given himself for us an offering new man, which after God is and a sacrifice to God for a created in righteousness and sweet-smelling savour. true holiness.
3 But fornication, and all un25 Wherefore putting away cleanness, or covetousness, let lying, speak every man truth it not be once named among with his neighbour: for we are you, as becometh saints; members one of another. I 4 Neither filthiness, nor fool
26 Be ye angry, and sin not : ish talking, nor jesting, which let not the sun go down upon are not convenient: but rather your wrath :
giving of thanks. 27 Neither give place to the 5 For this ye know, that no' devil.
whoremonger, nor unclean per28 Let him that stole, steal son, nor covetous man, who is no more: but rather let him an idolater, hath any inheritlabour, working with his hands ance in the kingdom of Christ the thing which is good, that he and of God. may have to give to him that 6 Let no man deceive you needeth.
with vain words: for because of 29 Let no corrupt commu- these things cometh the wrath nication proceed out of your of God upon the children of mouth, but that which is good disobedience. to the use of edifying, that it may 7 Be not ye therefore partaminister grace unto the hearers. kers with them. 30 And grieve not the Holy 8 For ye were sometime
Of redeeming the time. darkness, but now are ye light 22 Wives, submit yourselves in the Lord : walk as children unto your own husbands, as of light;
unto the Lord. 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit 23 For the husband is the is in all goodness, and righteous- head of the wife, even as Christ ness, and truth ;)
is the head of the church: and 10 Proving what is acceptable he is the Saviour of the body. unto the Lord.
24 Therefore as the church is 11 And have no fellowship subject unto Christ, so let the with the unfruitful works of dark-wives be to their own husbands ness, but rather reprove them. in every thing.
12 For it is a shame even to 25 Husbands, love your wives, speak of those things which are even as Christ also loved the done of them in secret. church, and gave himself for it;
13 But all things that are re- 26 That he might sanctify proved, are made manifest by and cleanse it with the washing ilie light: for whatsoever doth of water by the word, make manifest is light. I 27 That he might present it
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, to himself a glorious church, not thou that sleepest, and arise having spot or wrinkle, or any from the dead, and Christ shall such thing; but that it should give thee light.
be holy and without blemish. 15 See then that ye walk cir- 28 So ought men to love their cumspectly, not as fools, but as wives, as their own bodies. He wise,
that loveth his wife loveth him16 Redeeming the time, be- self. cause the days are evil. 129 For no man ever yet hated
17 Wherefore be ye not un- his own flesh; but nourisheth wise, but understanding what and cherisheth it, even as the the will of the Lord is. Lord the church :
18 And be not drunk with 30 For we are members of wine, wherein is excess; but be his body, of his flesh, and of his filled with the Spirit;
bones. 19 Speaking to yourselves in 31 For this cause shall a man psalms, and hymns, and spiritual leave his father and mother, and songs, singing and making me- shall be joined unto his wife, lody in your heart to the Lord, and they two shall be one flesh.
20 Giving thanks always for 32 This is a great mystery: all things unto God and the but I speak concerning Christ Father, in the name of our Lord and the church. Jesus Christ;
1 33 Nevertheless, let every 21 Submitting yourselves one one of you in particular so love to another in the fear of God. This wife even as himself: and
wise, but f the Lord is. with
children, parents, servants, &c. CHAP. VI. The christian's armour. the wife see that she reverencel 11 Put on the whole armour her husband.
of God, that ye may be able to CHAP. VI.
stand against the wiles of the Several duties recommended. devil. NHILDREN, obey your pa- 12 For we wrestle not against U rents in the Lord : for this flesh and blood, but against
Iprincipalities, against powers, 2 Honour thy father and against the rulers of the darkmother, (which is the first com-ness of this world, against spimandment with promise, ritual wickedness in high places.
3 That it may be well with 13 Wherefore take unto you thee, and thou mayest live long the whole armour of God, that on the earth.
Tye may be able to withstand in 4 And, ye fathers, provoke the evil day, and having done not your children to wrath : but all, to stand. bring them up in the nurture 14 Stand therefore, having and admonition of the Lord your loins girt about with truth,
5 Servants, be obedient to and having on the breast-plate them that are your masters ac- of righteousness; cording to the flesh, with fear 15 And your feet shod with and trembling, in singleness of the preparation of the gospel of your heart, as unto Christ; peace;
6 Not with eye-service, as 16 Above all, taking the men-pleasers; but as the ser- shield of faith, wherewith ye vants of Christ, doing the will shall be able to quench all the of God from the heart; fiery darts of the wicked.
7 With good will doing ser- 17 And take the helmet of vice, as to the Lord, and not to salvation, and the sword of the men :
Spirit, which is the word of God: 8 Knowing that whatsoever 18 Praying always with all good thing any man doeth, the prayer and supplication in the same shall he receive of the Spirit, and watching thereunto Lord, whether he be bond or with all perseverance and sup. free.
plication for all saints; 9 And, ye masters, do the 19 And for me, that utterance same things unto them, forbear- may be given unto me, that I ing threatening: knowing that may open my mouth boldly, to your Master also is in heaven; make known the mystery of the neither is there respect of per-gospel, sons with him.
20 For which I am an am10 Finally, my brethren, be bassador in bonds: that therein strong in the Lord, and in the I may speak boldly, as I ought power of his might.
Tychicus commended. EPHESIANS, VI. The apostle's conclusion.
21 But that ye also may know! 23 Peace be to the brethren, my affairs, and how I do, Tychi- and love with faith from God cus, a beloved brother and faith-the Father and the Lord Jesus ful minister in the Lord, shall Christ. make known to you all things : 24 Grace be with all them
22 Whom I have sent unto that love our Lord Jesus Christ you for the same purpose, that ye in sincerity. Amen. .. might know our affairs, and that fWritten from Rome unto he might comfort your hearts. i the Ephesians, by Tychicus.
· I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the PHILIPPIANS.
8 For God is my record, how Paul's prayer to God for them. greatly I long after you all in DAUL and Timotheus, the the bowels of Jesus Christ. I servants of Jesus Christ, to 9 And this I pray, that your all the saints in Christ Jesus love may abound yet more and which are at Philippi, with the more in knowledge and in all bishops and deacons :
judgment; 2 Grace be unto you, and 10 That ye may approve peace, from God our Father, things that are excellent; that and from the Lord Jesus Christ. ye may be sincere and without
3 I thank my God upon every offence till the day of Christ; remembrance of you,
11 Being filled with the fruits 4 Always in every prayer of of righteousness, which are by mine for you all making request Jesus Christ, unto the glory and with joy,
praise of God. 5 For your fellowship in the 12 But I would ye should gospel from the first day until understand, brethren, that the now;
things which happened unto me 6 Being confident of this very have fallen out rather unto the thing, that he which hath begun furtherance of the gospel; a good work in you, will perform 13 So that my bonds in Christ it until the day of Jesus Christ : are manifest in all the palace,
Even as it is meet for me and in all other places ; to think this of you all, because 14 And many of the brethren I have you in my heart; inas- in the Lord, waxing confident much as both in my bonds, and by my bonds, are much more in the defence and confirmation bold to speak the word without of the gospel, ye all are parta- fear. kers of my grace.
| 15 Some indeed preach Christ