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Ephesians

Greetings from Paul to the Ephesians   Chosen before the foundation of this world   Predestined according to the good pleasure of God's will   At the fullness, (or completion), of time   God works all things, after the council of His own will   Sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise   Jesus Christ is far above all   The prince of the power of the air   The children of disobedience   Once dead in sins, but now made alive, by the grace of Jesus Christ   The ages to come   By grace are ye saved, through faith, and not of works   Without Christ   In Christ Jesus   Through Jesus and by one Spirit, we have access to God   Jesus Christ is the Chief Corner Stone   Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ   By revelation, Paul is made known the mystery of Christ   The mystery of Christ   Other ages   Gentiles are fellow heirs   Paul claims to be the least of all saints   The unsearchable riches of Christ   The fellowship of the mystery   God created all things by Jesus Christ   God's eternal purpose in Christ Jesus   By the faith of Jesus, we can boldly access God with confidence   Paul's prayer for the Ephesians   Comprehension of the breadth, length, depth, and height, of the things of God   A world without end   Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called   Forbear, (or put up with), one another in love   Make an effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit   One body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all   Paul makes it clear, that Jesus first descended to earth, and then, ascended to heaven   Gifts given for the working of the ministry   The wind doctrine   The vanity, (or emptiness) of ones mind   Through ignorance, ones understanding is darkened   Being past feeling   The Truth is in Jesus   Putting off the old man and putting on the new   Forgive one another, as God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven you   Follow God as dear children   Some types of people who will not inherit eternal life   Let no man deceive you with vain, (or empty), words   Once darkness, now Light   Walk as children of light   Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness   Understand what the will of the Lord is   Be filled with the Spirit and not wine   Singing   Always give thanks to God in the name of Jesus Christ   Marriage compared to the church   Advice to children, parents, servants, and masters   There's no respect of persons with God   The whole armour of God, and what to do with it   Paul, an ambassador for Christ in bonds, (or prison)   Peace, Love, Faith, and Grace

Greetings from Paul to the Ephesians

Eph 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:

Eph 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Eph 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:

Chosen before the foundation of this world

Eph 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:

Love? What is it that God wants? These people here, proved their love to God in the first earth age. They have already overcome.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. .... Mercy means love. or lovingkindness.

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Predestined according to the
good pleasure of God's will

Eph 1:5 Having predestinated[1] us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

1 "PREDESTINATED": 4309. proorizo, pro-or-id'-zo; from G4253 and G3724; to limit in advance, i.e. (fig.) predetermine:--determine before, ordain, predestinate.

1 Pet 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1 Pet 1:20 Who verily was foreordained[1] before the foundation[2] of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

1 "FOREORDAINED": 4267. proginosko, prog-in-oce'-ko; from G4253 and G1097; to know beforehand, i.e. foresee:--foreknow (ordain), know (before).

2 "FOUNDATION": 2602. katabole, kat-ab-ol-ay'; from G2598; a deposition, i.e. founding; fig. conception:--conceive, foundation.

2598. kataballo, kat-ab-al'lo; from G2596 and G906; to throw down:--cast down, descend, fall (down).

Eph 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded[1] toward us in all wisdom and prudence[2];

1 "ABOUNDED": 4052. perisseuo, per-is-syoo'-o; from G4053; to superabound (in quantity or quality), be in excess, be superfluous; also (trans.) to cause to superabound or excel:--(make, more) abound, (have, have more) abundance, (be more) abundant, be the better, enough and to spare, exceed, excel, increase, be left, redound, remain (over and above).

2 "PRUDENCE": 5428. phronesis, fron'-ay-sis; from G5426; mental action or activity, i.e. intellectual or mor. insight:--prudence, wisdom.

Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

At the fullness, (or completion), of time

Eph 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:

Rev 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

God works all things, after the council of His own will

Eph 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:

God don't need anybody's advice.

Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise

Eph 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,

Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest[1] of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

1 "EARNEST": 728. arrhabon, ar-hrab-ohn'; of Heb. or. [H6162]; a pledge, i.e. part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest:--earnest.

Eph 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

Eph 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Eph 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:

Eph 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,

Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Jesus Christ is far above all

Eph 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,

Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world[1], but also in that which is to come:

1 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins:

The prince of the power of the air
The children of disobedience

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course[1] of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air[2], the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

1 "COURSE": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

2 "AIR": 109. aer, ah-ayr'; from aemi (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by anal. to blow ); "air" (as naturally circumambient): --air. Comp. G5594.

Col 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Eph 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.

Once dead in sins, but now made
alive, by the grace of Jesus Christ

Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

The ages to come

Eph 2:7 That in the ages[1] to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

1 "AGES": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

By grace are ye saved, through faith, and not of works

Eph 2:8 For by grace[1] are ye saved through faith[2]; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

1 "GRACE": 5485. charis, khar'-ece; from G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstr. or concr.; lit., fig. or spiritual; espec. the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude):--acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).

2 "FAITH": 4102. pistis, pis'-tis; from G3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; mor. conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), espec. reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstr. constancy in such profession; by extens. the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:--assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Eph 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.

Eph 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;

Without Christ

Eph 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:

In Christ Jesus

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Eph 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;

Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Through Jesus and by one Spirit, we have access to God

Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

1 Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

Jesus Christ is the Chief Corner Stone

Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Psa 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ

Eph 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Eph 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

By revelation, Paul is made known the mystery of Christ

Eph 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

Rom 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

The mystery of Christ

Eph 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Other ages

Eph 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;

Rom 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

Gentiles are fellow heirs

Eph 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Acts 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

Eph 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.

Paul claims to be the least of all saints
The unsearchable riches of Christ

Eph 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 of Christ;

The fellowship of the mystery
God created all things by Jesus Christ

Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world[1] hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

1 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

The mystery of the fellowship. The fellowship of God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit? The Trinity???

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Eph 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,

God's eternal purpose in Christ Jesus

Eph 3:11 According to the eternal[1] purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

1 "ETERNAL": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

By the faith of Jesus, we can
boldly access God with confidence

Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Eph 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Paul's prayer for the Ephesians

Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

Eph 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;

Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Comprehension of the breadth, length,
depth, and height, of the things of God

Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Eph 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,

A world without end

Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world[1] without end[2]. Amen.

Note the word world and end are the same in the Greek text. No. 165.

1 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

2 "END": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called

Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

Forbear, (or put up with), one another in love

Eph 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing[1] one another in love;

1 "FORBEARING": 430. anechomai, an-ekh'-om-ahee; mid. from G303 and G2192; to hold oneself up against, i.e. (fig.) put up with:--bear with endure, forbear, suffer.

Make an effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit

Eph 4:3 Endeavouring[1] to keep the unity[2] of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

1 "ENDEAVOURING": 4704. spoudazo, spoo-dad'-zo; from G4710; to use speed, i.e. to make effort, be prompt or earnest:--do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.

2 "UNITY": 1775. henotes, hen-ot'-ace; from G1520; oneness, i.e. (fig.) unanimity:--unity.

One body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord,
one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all

Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Eph 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led[1] captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

1 "LED": 162. aichmaloteuo, aheekh-mal-o-tew'-o; from G164; to capture [like G163]:--lead captive.

Psa 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Paul makes it clear, that Jesus first
descended to earth, and then, ascended to heaven

Eph 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

Gifts given for the working of the ministry

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors[1] and teachers;

1 "PASTORS": 4166. poimen, poy-mane'; of uncert. affin.; a shepherd (lit. or fig.):--shepherd, pastor.

1 Cor 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Eph 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:

The wind doctrine

Eph 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;

Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Eph 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 in love.

The vanity, (or emptiness) of one's mind
Through ignorance, one's understanding is darkened

Eph 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,

Eph 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 their heart:

Being past feeling

Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

1 Tim 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared[1] with a hot iron;

1 "SEARED": 2743. kauteriazo, kow-tay-ree-ad'-zo; from a der. of G2545; to brand ("cauterize"), i.e. (by impl.) to render unsensitive (fig.):--sear with a hot iron.

Eph 4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

The Truth is in Jesus

Eph 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

Putting off the old man and putting on the new

Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Zec 8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath[1]:

1 "WRATH": 3950. parorgismos, par-org-is-mos'; from G3949; rage:--wrath.

Psa 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Psa 4:4 Stand in awe[1], and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

1 "AWE": 7264. ragaz, raw-gaz'; a prim. root; to quiver (with any violent emotion, espec. anger or fear):--be afraid, stand in awe, disquiet, fall out, fret, move, provoke, quake, rage, shake, tremble, trouble, be wroth.

Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

Don't give him room to work in your life.

2 Cor 2:10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;

2 Cor 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Eph 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.

Eph 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 hearers.

1 Cor 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Forgive one another, as God, for
Christ's sake, has forgiven you

Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Follow God as dear children

Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Eph 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.

Eph 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

Eph 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

Some types of people who will not inherit eternal life

Eph 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.

Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Let no man deceive you with vain, (or empty), words

Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain[1] words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

1 "VAIN": 2756. kenos, ken-os'; appar. a prim. word; empty (lit. or fig.):--empty, (in) vain.

2 Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Eph 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

Once darkness, now Light
Walk as children of light

Eph 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Eph 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness

Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove[1] them.

1 "REPROVE": 1651. elegcho, el-eng'-kho; of uncert. affin.; to confute, admonish:--convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.

Eph 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Eph 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Understand what the will of the Lord is

Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Be filled with the Spirit and not wine

Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Singing

Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Always give thanks to God in the name of Jesus Christ

Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Psa 34:1 A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Marriage compared to the church

Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Eph 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.

1 Cor 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Eph 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 without blemish.

Eph 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Eph 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.

Gen 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Eph 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.

Advice to children, parents, servants, and masters

Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Eph 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

Eph 6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Exo 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Eph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Gen 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Eph 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 Christ;

Eph 6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Eph 6:7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Eph 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

There's no respect of persons with God

Eph 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.

Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Deu 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

The whole armour of God, and what to do with it

Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world[1], against spiritual wickedness in high places.

1 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Eph 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.

Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt[1] about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

1 "GIRT": 4024. perizonnumi, per-id-zone'-noo-mee; from G4012 and G2224; to gird all around, i.e. (mid. or pass.) to fasten on one's belt (lit. or fig.):--gird (about, self).

Isa 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all[1] the fiery darts of the wicked[2].

1 "ALL": 3956. pas, pas; includ. all the forms of declension; appar. a prim. word; all, any, every, the whole:--all (manner of, means) alway (-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no (-thing), X throughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.

2 "WICKED": 4190. poneros, pon-ay-ros'; from a der. of G4192; hurtful, i.e. evil (prop. in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); fig. calamitous; also (pass.) ill, i.e. diseased; but espec. (mor.) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neut. (sing.) mischief, malice, or (plur.) guilt; masc. (sing.) the devil, or (plur.) sinners:--bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked (-ness). See also G4191.

The wicked beware, for nothing can protect from the fiery darts of the Almighty God.

Deu 32:23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Isa 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Paul, an ambassador for Christ in bonds, (or prison)

Eph 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,

Eph 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds[1]: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

1 "BONDS": 254. halusis, hal'-oo-sis; of uncert. der.; a fetter or manacle:--bonds, chain.

Eph 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 all things:

Eph 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.

Peace, Love, Faith, and Grace

Eph 6:23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Eph 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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