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Believing Bible Study in the 21st century
Ephesians is the BOOK showing forth the true nature of the CHURCH and of the BELIEVER as seated, walking and running in Jesus Christ ... The CHRISTIAN WARFARE!
King James Bible
The Epistle Of Paul The Apostle To The Ephesians
Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the
saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Ephesians 1:4 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 love:
Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus
Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made
us accepted in the beloved.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness
of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according
to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Ephesians 1:10 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 him:
Ephesians 1:11 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:
Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first
trusted in Christ.
Ephesians 1:13 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 promise,
Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord
Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my
Ephesians 1:17 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:
Ephesians 1:18 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 saints,
Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward
who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Ephesians 1:21 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:
Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be
the head over all things to the church,
Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and
Ephesians 2:2 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:
Ephesians 2:3 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.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together
with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in
heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of
his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:11 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;
Ephesians 2:12 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 world:
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are
made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken
down the middle wall of partition between us;
Ephesians 2:15 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;
Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the
cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and
to them that were nigh.
Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto
an holy temple in the Lord:
Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God
through the Spirit.
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you
Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which
is given me to you-ward:
Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as
I wrote afore in few words,
Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the
mystery of Christ)
Ephesians 3:5 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 Spirit;
Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,
and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Ephesians 3:7 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.
Ephesians 3:8 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
Ephesians 3:9 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 Christ:
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in
heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ
Jesus our Lord:
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the
faith of him.
Ephesians 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for
you, which is your glory.
Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being
rooted and grounded in love,
Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the
breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Ephesians 3:20 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,
Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end. Amen.
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye
walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love;
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of
Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in
one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all,
and in you all.
Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the
measure of the gift of Christ.
Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led
captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended
first into the lower parts of the earth?
Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above
all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:13 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:
Ephesians 4:14 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 deceive;
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all
things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:16 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
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of
Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto
lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Ephesians 4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
Ephesians 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him,
as the truth is in Jesus:
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old
man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.
Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your
Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
Ephesians 4:28 Let 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 needeth.
Ephesians 4:29 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 the
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and
evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Ephesians 5:2 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 savour.
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it
not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Ephesians 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which
are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:5 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.
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these
things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the
Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them.
Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are
done of them in secret.
Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the
light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from
the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will
of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled
with the Spirit;
Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the
Ephesians 5:23 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 body.
Ephesians 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the
wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the
church, and gave himself for it;
Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of
water by the word,
Ephesians 5:27 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
Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that
loveth his wife loveth himself.
Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and
cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and
shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his
wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment
Ephesians 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on
Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring
them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according
to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto
Ephesians 6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of
Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Ephesians 6:7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
Ephesians 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same
shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
Ephesians 6:9 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.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of his might.
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:12 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.
Ephesians 6:13 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.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the
Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all
Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may
open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may
speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Ephesians 6:21 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
Ephesians 6:22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might
know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Ephesians 6:23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in
Questions to ask yourself while reading God's word:
Are you ready?
1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?
2) Have you found His Book?
3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"
4) Do you inquire of the LORD?
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2
5) Do you show forth your light by your good works? "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]
6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus? Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ? [1 Timothy 6:11-12]
7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, patience, meekness?
8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?