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(21 so learn Christ ; "if so be that ye heard him, and were 22 taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus : "that ye put

away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old 23 man, which waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; "and (24 that

ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, "and put on the new man, 'which after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbour : for we are members one of an26 other. "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go 27 down upon your ? wrath : "neither give

wrath : "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 that is good,

that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need. 29 'Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but

such as is good for 3 edifying as the need may be, that it 30 may give grace to them that hear. "And grieve not the

Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the 31 day of redemption. "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and

anger, and clamour, and railing, be put away from you, 32

with all malice: 'and be ye kind one to another, tender-
hearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ
forgave you.

therefore imitators of God, as beloved children ; (2 "and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself

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ир for " us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for 3 an odour of a sweet smell. "But fornication, and all un

cleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named 4 among you, as becometh saints; "nor filthiness, nor fool

ish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting : but rather 1 Or, which is after God, created &c. ? Gr. provocation.

3 Gr. the building up of the need. Many ancient authorities read us. authorities read you.

5 Some ancient

A.V.-learned ; 21 (have). . have; 22 off..the..conversation.. is..according to..deceitful ; 24 (that ye). . || is | ..true; 25 lying..every man; 28 which.. needeth ; 29 communication..that the use of..minister .. unto the hearers ; 30 whereby..are ; 31 evil speaking ; 32 one another..for Christ's sake hath forgiven.CH. v. I followers. .dear; 2 (hath)../ us 1..hath given.. a sweet smelling savour ; 3 once ; 4 Neither..nor..convenient.


(5 giving of thanks. "For this ye know of a surety, that no

fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, which

is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of 6 Christ and God. "Let no man deceive you with empty

words : for because of these things cometh the wrath of 7

God upon the sons of disobedience. "Be not ye therefore partakers with them ; "for ye were once darkness,

but are now light in the Lord : walk as children of light , '(for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteous10 ness and truth), "proving what is well-pleasing unto the 11 Lord; "and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works 12) of darkness, but rather even 'reprove them; "for the

things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even 13 to speak of. "But all things when they are ? reproved are

made manifest by the light : for every thing that is made 14 manifest is light. "Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that

sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine

upon thee.



Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, 16 but as wise; 13 redeeming the time, because the days are

evil. "Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what 18 the will of the Lord is. "And be not drunken with wine, (19 wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; "speaking

5 one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20) "giving thanks always for all things in the name of our 21 Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; "subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ. Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto

(23 the Lord.

"For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the 1 Or, convict ? Or, convicted 3 Gr. buying up the opportunity. * Or, in spirit

5 Or, to yourselves

6 Gr. the God and Father.

A. V.-5 whoremonger.. | who ..(of); 6 vain..children ; 8 sometimes.. (ye); 9 | Spirit 1; 10 acceptable ; 12 those..of ; 13 that..whatsoever doth make ; 14 give. .light; 15 See then that .. circumspectly .. fools; 17 unwise. . I understanding | ; 18 drunk .. excess ; 19 | yourselves | . . [in] ; 20 unto .. and ; 21 Submitting .. God ; 22 submit (yourselves) ; 23 even.. [and] he [is].


(24 Saviour of the body. "But as the church is subject to

Christ, 'so let the wives also be to their husbands in every 25 thing. "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also (26 loved the church, and gave himself up for it; "that he

might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the 'washing of (27) water with the word, "that he might present the church to

himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or

any such thing; but that it should be holy and without 28 blemish. "Even so ought husbands also to love their

own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own (29

wife loveth himself : "for no man ever hated his own flesh;

but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the (30,31 church; "because we are members of his body. "For this

cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the twain shall become one flesh. "This mystery


great but I speak in regard of Christ (33) and of the church. "Nevertheless do ye also severally

love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the

wife see that she fear her husband. 61 Children, obey your parents in the Lord : for this is

right. "Honour thy father and mother (which is the first 3 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 nurture

them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord. 5) 5 Servants, be obedient unto them that according to the

flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in single(6 ness of your heart, as unto Christ ; "not in the way of

eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as 5 servants of Christ, 7 doing the will of God from the heart ; "with good will

doing service, as unto the Lord, and not unto men: 8 'knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the 1 Or, so are the wives also



4 Or, land

5 Gr.

9 Gr. laver. 3 Or, shalt 6 Gr. lords, 7 Gr. soul.


A. V.-24 Therefore..unto.. [own]: 26 (and) cleanse.. ; 27 | it ; 28 men; 29 (yet)..(the) | Lord | ; 30 For.. [of his fesh, and of his bones] ; 31 be joined unto.. they : 32 (a)..concerning ; 33 let every..(of) you in particular so.. reverence.

-CH. VI. 4 bring..up.. nurture ; 5 to ; 6 with..(the) : 7; 8 any man.


same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether he be bond or free. "And, ye 'masters, do the same things unto them, and forbear threatening : knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no

respect of persons with him. (10 ? Finally, 'be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of 11 his might. "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye (12 may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. "For

our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world

rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wick13 edness in the heavenly places. "Wherefore take up the

whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand (14) in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. "Stand

therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having 15) put on the breastplate of righteousness, "and having shod

your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 "withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be 17 able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. "And

take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, 18) which is the word of God: "with all prayer and supplica

tion praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching

thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the 19 saints, "and on my behalf, that utterance may be given

unto me `in opening my mouth, to make known with 20 boldness the mystery of the gospel, "for which I am an

ambassador in 5 chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as

I ought to speak. (21 But that ye also may know my affairs, how I do, Ty

chicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the 22 Lord, shall make known to you all things : "whom I have

Or, in

Gr. lords. ? Or, From hence forth 3 Gr. be made powerful.
opening my mouth with boldness, to make known 5 Gr. a chain.

A. V.-of; 9 forbearing . . your .. also .. neither ; 10 (my brethren].. power ; 12 we wrestle.. rulers..the.. [of this world)..high : 13 unto you ; 14 girt (about); 16 | Above all | .. wicked ; 18 always..with ; 19 for me..that I may open.. boldly ; 20 bonds.. therein ; 21 (and)..a.

sent unto you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he



hearts. 23

Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God (24 the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. "Grace be with

all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in uncorrupt


A. V.-22 the same. . might.. affairs.. might ; 24 sincerity. [Amen). ? [Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.]

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