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Ephesians 1-3 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, even 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,

having predestined us to be His own adopted children by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in His Beloved:

in Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace,

wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

He hath made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself,

10 that 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.

11 In Christ also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will,

12 that we, who first trusted in Christ, should be to the praise of His glory.

13 In Christ ye also trusted after ye heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation, in Whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 which is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.

15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

16 cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

17 I pray 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,

18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,

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,

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.

22 And God hath put all things under His feet, and hath given Him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.

And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

wherein in times 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.

Among these also we all had our manner of living 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, because of His great love wherewith He loved us,

even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (by grace ye are saved),

and hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God—

not by works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath beforehand ordained, that we should walk in them.

11 Therefore, remember that ye, being in times past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by those who are called the Circumcision in the flesh so made by hands—

12 remember 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.

13 But now in Christ Jesus, ye who once were far off have been brought nigh by the blood of Christ.

14 For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us,

15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that He might make in Himself one new man out of the two, so making peace,

16 and that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.

17 He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were nigh;

18 for through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

19 Now therefore, ye are strangers and foreigners no more, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

20 Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

21 in whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord,

22 in Whom ye also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.

For this cause I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles—

if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me toward you,

how by revelation He made known unto me the mystery (as I wrote before in a few words,

whereby when ye read this, ye may understand my knowledge of the mystery of Christ),

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:

that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the Gospel,

for which I was made a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of His power.

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,

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,

10 with the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known through the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11 according to the eternal purpose which He hath purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord,

12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.

13 Therefore, I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which are your glory.

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

15 from whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named,

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;

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

18 may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height,

19 and to know the love of Christ, which surpasseth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.

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,

21 unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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