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captivity captive, and gave gifts 17 This I say, therefore, and unto men.

testify in the Lord, that ye 9 (Now that he ascended, what henceforth walk not as other is it but that he also descended Gentiles walk, in the vanity of first into the lower parts of the their mind : 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 igabove all heavens, that he might norance that is in them, because fill all things.)

of the blindness of their heart : 11 And he gave some, apos. 19 Who, being past feeling, tles; and some, prophets; and have given themselves over unsome, evangelists; and some, to lasciviousness, to work all pastors and teachers;

uncleanness with greediness. 12 For the perfecting of the 20 But ye have not so learned saints, for the work of the mi-Christ ; nistry, for the edifying of the 21 If so be that ye have heard body of Christ;

him, and have been taught by 13 Till we all come in the unity | him, as the truth is in Jesus; of the faith, and of the knowledge 22 That ye put off, concerning of the Son of God, unto a per- the former conversation, the old fect man, unto the measure of the man, which is corrupt accord. stature of the fulness of Christ; | ing to the deceitful lusts ;

14 That we henceforth be no 23 And be renewed in the spimore children, tossed to and rit of your mind : fro, and carried about with eve- 24 And that ye put on the new ry wind of doctrine, by the man, which, after God, is crea sleight of men, and cunning ated in righteousness and true craftiness, whereby they lie in holiness. wait to deceive;

25 Wherefore, putting away 15 But speaking the truth in lying, speak every man truth love, may grow up into him in with his neighbour : for we are all things, which is the head, members one of another. even Christ;

26 Be ye angry, and sin not ; 16 From whom the whole bo- let not the sun go down upon dy fitly joined together, and your wrath ; compacted by that which every 27 Neither give place to the joint supplieth, according to the devil. effectual working in the mea- 28 Let him that stole, steal sure of every part, maketh in- | no more : but I crease of the body, unto the bour, working with his hands edifying of itself in love. the thing which is good; that

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in the kingdom of Christ, and of 29 Let no corrupt communi- God. cation proceed out of your

6 Let no man deceive you mouth, but that which is good with vain words : for because to the use of edifying, that it of these things cometh the wrath may minister grace unto the of God upon the children of dishearers.

obedience. 30 And grieve not the holy 7 Be not ye, therefore, partak. Spirit of God, whereby ye are ers with them. sealed unto the day of redemp- 8 For ye were sometimes darktion.

ness, but now are ye light in the 31 Let all bitterness, and Lord: walk as children of light: wrath, and anger, and clamour, 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit and evil-speaking, be put away is in all goodness, and rightfrom you, with all malice: eousness, and truth ;)

32 And be ve kind one to ano- 10 Proving what is acceptable ther, tender-hearted, forgiving unto the Lord. one another, even as God for 11 And have no fellowship Christ's sake hath forgiven you with the unfruitful works of

darkness, but rather reprove CHAP. V.


12 For it is a shame even to

speak of those things which are BE ye, therefore, followers | done of them in secret. of God, as dear children :

13 But all things that are re2 And walk in love, as Christ proved, are made manifest by also hath loved us, and hath the light : for whatsoever doth given himself for us, an offering make manifest, is light. and a sacrifice to God for a 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, sweet-smelling savour.

thou that sleepest, and arise 3 But fornication, and all un- from the dead, and Christ shall cleanness, or covetousness, let give thee light. it not be once named among 15 See then that

ye you, as becometh saints;

cumspectly, not as fools, but 4 Neither filthiness, nor fool- as wise, ish talking, nor jesting, which 16 Redeeming the time, beare not convenient: but rather cause the days are evil. giving of thanks.

17 Wherefore be ye not un. 5 For this ye know, that no wise, but understanding what whoremonger, nor unclean per- the will of the Lord is. son, nor covetous man, who is 18 And be not drunk with

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wine, wherein is excess : but his own flesh; but nourisheth be filled with the Spirit ;

and cherisheth it, even as the 19 Speaking to yourselves in Lord the church : psalms, and hymns, and spirit- 30 For we are members of his ual songs, singing and making body, of his flesh, and of his melody in your heart to the bones. Lord;

31 For this cause shall a man 20 Giving thanks always for leave his father and mother, and all things unto God and the Fa- shall be joined unto his wife, ther, in the name of our Lord and they two shall be one Aesh. Jesus Christ;

32 This is a great mystery : 21 Submitting yourselves, one but I speak concerning Christ to another, in the fear of God. and the church.

22 Wives, submit yourselves 33 Nevertheless, let every one unto your own husbands, as of you in particular so love his unto the Lord.

wife, even as himself; and the 23 For the husband is the wife see that she reverence ber head of the wife, even as Christ husband. is the head of the church; and he is the Saviour of the body.

CHAP. VI. 24 Therefore, as the church is

THE CHRISTIAN ARMOUR. subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands CHILDREN, obey your pain every thing

rents, in the Lord : for this is 25 Husbands, love your wives, right. even as Christ also loved the 2 Honour thy father and mo. church, and gave himself for ther, (which is the first comit;

mandment with promise,) 26 That he might sanctify and 3 That it may be well with cleanse it with the washing of thee, and thou mayest live long water, by the word ;

on the earth. 27 That he might present it 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not to himself a glorious church, your children to wrath : but not having spot or wrinkle, or bring them up in the nurture any such thing; but that it and admonition of the Lord. should be holy, and without 5 Servants, be obedient to blemish.

them that are your masters ac28 So ought men to love their cording to the flesh, with fear wives as their own bodies : he and trembling, in singleness of that loveth his wife, loveth him- your heart, as unto Christ; self.

6 Not with eye-service, as 29. For no man ever yet hated men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will 16 Above all, taking the shield of God from the heart;

of faith, wherewith ye shall be 7 With good will doing ser- able to quench all the fiery darts vice, as to the Lord, and not of the wicked. to men :

17 And take the helmet of sal. 8 Knowing that whatsoever vation, and the sword of the good thing any man doeth, the Spirit, which is the word of same, shall he receive of the God. Lord, whether he be bond or 18 Praying always with all free.

prayer and supplication in the 9 And ye masters, do the Spirit, and watching thereunto same things unto them, forbear- with all perseverance and suping threatening: knowing that plication for all saints; your Master also is in heaven; 19 And for me, that utterance neither is there respect of per. may be given unto me, that I sons with him.

may open my mouth boldly, to 10 Finally, my brethren, be make known the mystery of the strong in the Lord, and in the gospel; power of his might.

20 For which I am an ambas11 Put on the whole armour sador in bonds; that therein I of God, that ye may be able to may speak boldly, as I ought to stand against the wiles of the speak. devil.

21 But that

know 12 For we wrestle not against my affairs, and how I do, Ty: Aesh and blood, but against chicus, a beloved brother, and principalities, against powers, faithful minister in the Lord, against the rulers of the dark shall make known to you all ness of this world, against things: spiritual wickedness in high | 22 Whom I have sent unto places.

you for the same purpose, that 13 Wherefore, take unto you ye might know our affairs, and the whole armour of God, that that he might comfort your ye may be able to withstand in hearts. the evil day, and having done 23 Peace be to the brethren, all, to stand.

and love with faith, from God 14 Stand, therefore, having the Father, and the Lord Jesus your loins girt about with truth, Christ. and having on the breast-plate 24 Grace be with all them that of righteousness;

love our Lord Jesus Christ in 15 And your feet shod with sincerity. Amen. the preparation of the gospel of Written from Rome unto the peace :

Ephesians, by Tychicus.

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love may abound yet more and PAUL'S PRAYER TO GOD.

more in knowledge, and in all

judgment; PAUL and Timotheus, the 10 That ye may approve things servants of Jesus Christ, to all that are excellent ; that ye may the saints in Christ Jesus which be sincere, and without offence, are at Philippi, with the bishops till the day of Christ; and deacons ;

11 Being filled with the fruits 2 Grace be unto you, and of righteousness, which are by peace, from God our Father, Jesus Christ unto the glory and and from the Lord Jesus Christ. praise of God.

3 I thank my God upon every 12 But I would ye should unremembrance of you,

derstand, brethren, that the 4 Always, in every prayer of things which happened unto me, mine for you all, making request have fallen out rather unto the with joy,

furtherance of the gospel; 5 For your fellowship in the 13 So that my bonds in Christ gospel, from the first day until are manifest in all the palace, now;

and in all other places ; 6 Being confident of this very 14 And many of the brethren thing, that he which hath be in the Lord, waxing confident gun a good work in you, will by my bonds, are much more perform it until the day of Je-bold to speak the word without sus Christ :

fear. 7 Even as it is meet for me to 15 Some indeed preach Christ, think this of you all, because I even of envy and strife ; and have you in my heart; inasmuch some also of good-will. as both in my bonds, and in the 16 The one preach Christ of defence and confirmation of the contention, not sincerely, supgospel, ye all are partakers of posing to add affliction to my my grace.


17 But the other of love, knowgreatly I long after you all in ing that I am set for the defence the bowels of Jesus Christ. of the gospel. 9 And this I pray, that your

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