Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version

EPHESIANS


CHAPTERS:  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]  [6]

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Ephesians 1

1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. 2Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. 4According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. 5Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, 8In which he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself, 10That in the dispensation of the fullness 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, 11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will 12So that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13In whom you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also after you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14Who is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.

15Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love to all the saints, 16 Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, 17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him 18So the eyes of your understanding being enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far 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 22And has put all things under his feet and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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Chapter 2

1And you he has made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2In which you walked in time past according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience, 3Among whom we all also 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.

4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love by which he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, by grace you are saved, 6And has raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus 7So that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8For by grace, you are saved through faith and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God. 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has ordained before that we should walk in them.

11Therefore remember, that in time past you being Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by those who are called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands, 12That at that time you 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, 13But now in Christ Jesus you who sometime were far off are made near by the blood of Christ.

14For he is our peace, who has made both one and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us, 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace, 16And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having killed the enmity by it. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. 19Now therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God 20And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone, 21In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to a holy temple in the Lord, 22In whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.

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Chapter 3

1For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given to me toward you. 3How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in a few words, 4By which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, 5Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, 6That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel, 7Of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power. 8To me, who is less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. 10To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in heavenly places, 11According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by his faith. 13Therefore I desire that you do not faint at my troubles for you, which is your glory.

14For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16That he would grant to you, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man according to the riches of his glory, 17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, 19And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge so that you might be filled with all the fullness of God. 20Now to him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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Chapter 4

1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called,

2With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love, 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling, 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all. 7But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Therefore he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts to men. 9Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is the same also who ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. 11And he gave some, apostles and some, prophets and some, evangelists and some, pastors and teachers, 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14So that we will not be children anymore tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive, 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ. 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, making increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

17This I say therefore and testify in the Lord that from now on you do not walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20But you have not so learned Christ. 21If so be that you have heard him and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, who is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. 24And that you put on the new man, who is created in righteousness and true holiness by God. 25Therefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor for we are members one of another. 26Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down on your wrath, 27Neither give place to the devil. 28Let him who stole steal no more but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good so that he may have to give to him who needs. 29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to use for edifying so that it may minister grace to the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed to the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice 32And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

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Chapter 5

1Therefore be followers of God, as dear children 2And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and has given himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.

3But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be named among you once, as becomes saints 4Nor filthiness nor foolish talking nor jesting, which are not convenient but rather giving of thanks. 5For know this, that no whoremonger nor unclean person nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6Let no man deceive you with vain words for because of these things the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience. 7Therefore do not be partakers with them. 8For you were sometimes darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, 9For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth, 10Proving what is acceptable to the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12For it is a shame to even speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light for what ever makes manifest is light. 14Therefore he said, Awake you who sleep and arise from the dead and Christ shall give you light. 15See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be unwise, but be understanding of what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not be drunk with wine, in which is excess, but fill yourself with the Spirit, 19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. 20Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church and he is the savior of the body. 24Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it, 26So that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. 27So 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. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord does the church, 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh and of his bones. 31For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself and the wife see that she reverences her husband.

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Chapter 6

1Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. 2Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise, 3So that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. 4And, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 5Servants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ. 6Not with eye service, as men pleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7With good will doing service, as to the Lord and not to men. 8Knowing that what ever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he is bond or free. 9And, you masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatening, knowing that your Master is also in heaven, neither is there respect of persons with him.

10Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Therefore take the whole armor of God so that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand, 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness, 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery dares of the wicked one. 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching with all perseverance and supplication for all saints,

19And for me, that utterance may be given to me that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an ambassador in bonds so that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 21But so that you also may know my affairs and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known all things to you. 22Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose so that you might know our affairs and that he might comfort your hearts. 23Peace be to the brothers and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

[To the Ephesians written from Rome, carried by Tychicus.]

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