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4Â I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2Â With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3Â Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4Â There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5Â One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6Â One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7Â But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8Â Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9Â (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10Â He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11Â And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12Â For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13Â 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:
14Â 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;
15Â But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16Â 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 in love.
17Â This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18Â Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19Â Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20Â But ye have not so learned Christ;
21Â If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22Â That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23Â And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24Â And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25Â Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26Â Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27Â Neither give place to the devil.
28Â 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.
29Â 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 hearers.
30Â And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31Â Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32Â And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
5Â Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2Â 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.
3Â But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4Â Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5Â 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.
6Â Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7Â Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8Â For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9Â (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10Â Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11Â And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12Â For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13Â But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14Â Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15Â See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16Â Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17Â Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18Â And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19Â Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20Â Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21Â Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22Â Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23Â 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.
24Â Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25Â Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26Â That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27Â 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.
28Â So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29Â For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30Â For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31Â 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.
32Â This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33Â Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
6Â Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2Â Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3Â That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4Â And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5Â Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6Â Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7Â With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8Â Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
9Â 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.
10Â Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11Â Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12Â 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.
13Â 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.
14Â Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15Â And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16Â Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17Â And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18Â Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19Â 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,
20Â For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21Â 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 all things:
22Â Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23Â Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24Â Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.