Paul, an apostle of Jesus, the Messiah, by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in the Messiah, Jesus.
Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the master Jesus, the Messiah.
Blessed [is] the God and Father of our master Jesus, the Messiah, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in the Messiah.
Accordingly 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.
Having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus, the Messiah, to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made us accepted in the beloved.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Wherein He has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself.
That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one, all things in the Messiah, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in Him.
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His own will.
That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in the Messiah.
In whom you also [trusted], after that you heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation, in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the master Jesus, and love to all the saints,
Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
That the God of our master Jesus, the Messiah, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
And what [is] the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,
Which He worked in the Messiah, when He raised him from the dead, and set [him] at His own right hand in the heavenly [places],
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.
And has submitted [things] under His feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church,
Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.
And you [has He quickened], who was dead in trespasses and sins;
Wherein in time past you walked 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.
Among 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.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love whereby He loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with the Messiah, (by grace you are saved)
And has raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in the Messiah, Jesus.
That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us through the Messiah, Jesus.
For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, [it is] the gift of God.
Not of works, unless any man should boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in the Messiah, Jesus, to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
Therefore remember, that you [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;
That at that time you were without the Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.
But now in the Messiah, Jesus, you who sometimes were far off, are made near by the blood of the Messiah.
For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition [between us];
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; to make in himself of two, one new man, [so] making peace;
And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.
And came and preached peace to you, who was afar off, and to those who were near.
For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus, the Messiah, himself being the chief corner [stone];
In whom, all the building, being framed together, grows to a holy temple in the Lord.
In whom you are also built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus, the Messiah, for you Gentiles,
If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given to me toward you.
How that by revelation He made known to me the mystery; as I wrote before in few words,
Whereby, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of the Messiah
Which 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;
That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in the Messiah by the Gospel.
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of His power.
To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of the Messiah;
And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus, the Messiah.
To the intent that now by the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] the manifold wisdom of God might be known by the church,
According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in the Messiah, Jesus our master.
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Therefore I desire that you do not faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our master Jesus, the Messiah,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
That the Messiah may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of the Messiah, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all which we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
To Him [is] glory in the church by the Messiah, Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech that you walk worthily of the vocation whereby you are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
[There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.
Therefore he says, 'When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.' [*Psalms 68:18]
Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
He who descended is the same also who ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of the Messiah.
Till 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 the Messiah.
That we [from now on] are no more children, tossed to and from, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] the Messiah.
From 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, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.
Therefore I say this, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on do not walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
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.
Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
But you have not so learned the Messiah;
If it so is that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus.
That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that you put on the new man, which after God, is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
Be angry, and do not sin, do not let the sun go down upon your wrath.
Neither give place to the devil.
Let him who stole steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the Day of Redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for the Messiah's sake has forgiven you.
Be therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as the Messiah has also loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as saints become;
For this you know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God. [*39:65]
Let no man deceive you with vain words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience.
Do not therefore be partakers with them.
For you were sometimes darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord, walk as children of light.
For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;
Proving what is acceptable to the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
Therefore he says, 'Awake that sleep, and arise from the dead, and the Messiah will give you light.'
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
And do not be drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our master Jesus, the Messiah;
Submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as the Messiah is the head of the church, and he is the savior of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject to the Messiah, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.
Husbands, love your wives, even as the Messiah also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
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.
So men should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church.
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
For this cause will a man leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife, and those two will be one flesh.
This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning the Messiah and the church.
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverences [her] husband.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
That it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.
And, you fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Servants, be obedient to those who are [your] masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to the Messiah;
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of the Messiah, doing the will of God from the heart;
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.
Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same will he receive of the Lord, whether [he is] bond or free.
And, you masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threats, knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with Him.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For 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].
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; [*Isaiah 59:17]
And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace;
And take the helmet of salvation [*Isaiah 59:17], and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereby with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel,
For which I am an ambassador in bonds, that therein I may speak boldly, as I am bound to speak.
But that you may also know my affairs, [and] how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make known to you all things.
Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.
Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the master Jesus, the Messiah.
Grace with all those who love our master Jesus, the Messiah, in sincerity. Amen. <<[To [the] Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.]>>