Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ by the will of God. To ye sayntes which are
, & to the that beleue on Iesus Christ.
2 Grace be with you and peace from God oure father, & fro the LORDE
3 Blessed be God the father of oure LORDE Iesus Christ, which hath blessed
vs wt all maner of spirituall blessynge in heauenly thynges by Christ
4 acordinge as he had chosen vs by him, or euer the foundacion of the
worlde was layed, that we shulde be holy and without blame before him in loue,
5 & ordeyned vs before, to receaue vs as children thorow Iesus Christ,
acordinge to the pleasure of his will,
6 vnto the prayse of the glory of his grace, wherby he hath made vs
accepted in the Beloued,
7 in whom we haue redempcion thorow his bloude (namely) the forgeuenes of
synnes, acordynge to ye riches of his grace,
8 which he hath shed vpon vs abundauntly in all wyssdome and prudece:
9 and hath opened vnto vs the mystery of his wil acordinge to his
pleasure, which he had purposed in himselfe,
10 yt it shulde be preached wha the tyme was full come, that all thinges
shulde be gathered together by Christ, both the thinges which are in heauen, and
also the thinges that are vpon earth,
11 euen by him, by whom also we are come to the inheritaunce we that were
therto predestinate before, acordinge to ye purpose of him, which worketh all
thinges after ye councell of his owne wyll,
12 that we mighte be to the prayse of his glory, euen we that before
beleued on Christ,
13 on who also ye beleued, after that ye herde the worde of trueth, namely
ye Gospell of youre saluacion: wherin whan ye beleued, ye were sealed with the
holy sprete of promes,
14 which is the ernest of oure inheritaunce to oure redempcion, that we
mighte be his owne to the prayse off his glory.
15 Wherfore I also, (in so moch as I haue herde of the faith which ye haue
in ye LORDE Iesu, and of youre loue vnto all ye sayntes)
16 ceasse not to geue thankes for you, and make mencion of you in my
17 that ye God of oure LORDE Iesus Christ, the father of glory maye geue
vnto you the sprete of wyssdome, and open vnto you the knowlege of himselfe,
18 and lighten the eyes of youre vnderstondinge, that ye maye knowe what
is the hope of youre callynge, and what the riches of his glorious enheritaunce
is vpon the sayntes,
19 & what is the exceadinge greatnesse of his power towarde vs, which
beleue acordinge to ye workynge of his mightie power,
20 which he wroughte in Christ, whan he raysed him vp fro the deed, and
set him on his righte hade i heauely thinges,
21 aboue all rule, power, and mighte, and dominacio, and aboue all that
maye be named, not onely in this worlde, but also in ye worlde to come.
22 And hath put all thinges vnder his fete, and hath made him aboue all
thinges the heade of the cogregacion,
23 which is his body, and the fulnesse of him that fylleth all in all.
1 And quyckened you also, whan ye were deed thorow trespaces and synnes,
2 in the which in tyme past ye walked, acordinge to the course off this
worlde, and after the prynce that ruleth in the ayre namely, after ye sprete,
which now worketh in the children of vnbeleue,
3 amonge whom we also had oure conuersacion in tyme past in the lustes of
oure flesh, and dyd the wyll of the flesh and of the mynde, and were naturally
the children of wrath, euen as well as other.
4 But God which is riche in mercy thorow his greate loue wherwith he loued
5 eue wha we were deed in synnes, hath quyckened vs in Christ (for by
grace are ye saued)
6 and hath raysed vs vp with him, and set vs with him in heauely thinges
thorow Christ Iesus,
7 yt in tymes to come he mighte shewe the exceadinge riches of his grace,
in kyndnesse to vs warde in Christ Iesu.
8 For by grace are ye saued thorow faith, and that not of youre selues,
For it is ye gifte of God,
9 not of workes, lest eny ma shulde boast him selfe.
10 For we are his workmanshippe, created in Christ Iesu vnto good workes,
to ye which God ordeyned vs before, that we shulde walke in them.
11 Wherfore remebre, that ye (which afore tyme were Gentyles after the
flesh, and were called vn circumcision, of the that are called circumcision
after the flesh, which circumcision is made with the hande)
12 that ye at the same tyme were without Christ, and reputed aleauntes
from the comen welth of Israel, and were straungers from the Testamentes of
promes, therfore had ye no hope, and were without God in this worlde.
13 But now ye that be in Christ Iesu, and afore tyme were farre of, are
now made nye by the bloude of Christ.
14 For he is or peace, which of both hath made one, and hath broken downe
the wall, that was a stoppe betwene vs,
15 and hath also thorow his flesh put awaye the cause off hatred (namely
the lawe of the commaundemetes contayned in the lawe wrytten) that of twayne he
mighte create one new man in him selfe, and make peace,
16 and to reconcyle both vnto God in one body thorow the crosse, and so he
slewe ye hatred thorow his owne selfe,
17 and came and preached peace in the Gospell, vnto you which were afarre
of, and to the that were nye.
18 For thorow him we both haue intraunce in one sprete vnto the father.
19 Now therfore ye are nomore gestes and straungers, but citesins with the
sayntes, & of the housholde of God,
20 buylded vpon ye foundacion of ye Apostles and prophetes where Iesus
Christ is ye heade corner stone
21 in whom euery buyldinge coupled together, groweth to an holy temple in
22 in whom ye also are buylded together, to be an habitacion of God in the
1 For this cause I Paul am a presoner of Iesus Christ for you Heythen,
2 acordinge as ye haue herde of ye office of the grace of God which is
geuen me to you warde.
3 For by reuelacion was this mystery shewed vnto me, as I wrote aboue in
4 wherby whan ye rede it, ye maye perceaue myne vnderstondynge in ye
mystery of Christ,
5 which (mystery) in tymes past was not opened vnto the childre of me as
it is now declared to his holy Apostles and prophetes by the sprete: namely,
6 that the Heythen shulde be inheritours also, and of the same body, and
partakers of his promes in Christ by the Gospell,
7 wherof I am made a mynister acordynge to the gifte of the grace of God,
which is geue me acordinge to the workynge of his power.
8 Vnto me the leest of all sayntes is this grace geuen, that I shulde
preach amonge the Heythe ye vnsearcheable riches of Christ,
9 and to make all men se, what is the fellishippe of the mystery, which
fro the begynnynge of the worlde hath bene hyd in God, which made all thiges
thorow Iesus Christ:
10 to the intent that now vnto the rulers and powers in heaue mighte be
knowne by the congregacion the manifolde wyssdome off God,
11 acordinge to ye eternall purpose, which he hath shewed in Christ Iesu
12 by whom we haue boldnesse and intraunce in all confidece thorow faith
13 Wherfore I desyre that ye faynte not because of my tribulacions, yt I
suffre for you, which is youre prayse.
14 For this cause I bowe my knees vnto the father of oure LORDE Iesus
15 which is the true father, ouer all that is called father in heauen and
16 that he graunte you (acordinge to ye riches of his glory) to be
strengthed with power by his sprete in ye inwarde ma,
17 that Christ maye dwell in youre hertes by faith, that ye beynge roted
and grounded in loue,
18 maye be able to coprehende with all sayntes, what is the bredth, and
the length, and the deepth, and the heyth:
19 and to knowe the loue of Christ, which loue yet passeth all knowlege:
that ye maye be fylled with all maner of fulnesse of God.
20 Vnto him that is able to do exceadinge abundauntly, aboue all that we
axe or vnderstonde (acordinge to ye power that worketh in vs)
21 be prayse in the congregacion, which is in Christ Iesu, at all tymes
for euer and euer, Amen.
1 I therfore which am presoner in the LORDE, exhorte you, that ye walke as
it becometh yor callinge wherin ye are called,
2 with all humblenes off mynde and mekenes, and longe sufferinge,
forbearinge one another in loue,
3 and be diligent to kepe the vnite of the sprete thorow the bonde of
4 One body and one sprete, eue as ye are called in one hope of youre callynge.
5 One LORDE, one faith, one baptyme,
6 one God and father of vs all, which is aboue all, and thorow all, and in
7 Vnto euery one of vs is geuen grace, acordinge to the measure off the
gifte off Christ.
8 Therfore sayeth he: He is gone vp an hye, and hath led awaye captiuyte
captyue, and hath geue giftes vnto men.
9 That he wente, vp what is it, but that he first came downe in to ye
lowest partes of ye earth?
10 He that came downe, is euen the same which is gone vp aboue all heauens,
to fulfill all.
11 And ye same hath set some to be Apostles, some to be prophetes, some to
be Euangelistes, some to be shepherdes & teachers,
12 wherby the sayntes mighte be coupled together thorow comen seruyce to
the edifienge of ye body of Christ,
13 tyll we all come vnto one maner of faith and knowlege of the sonne of
God, and become a perfecte man in to the measure of the perfecte age of Christ
14 that we be nomore children, waueringe & caried aboute with euery
wynde of doctryne thorow the wickednes of men and craftynes, wherby they laye
awayte for vs to disceaue vs.
15 But let vs folowe the trueth in loue, and in all thinges growe in him,
which is the heade, euen Christ,
16 in whom all the body is coupled together, and one membre hangeth by
another thorow out all ye ioyntes. Wherby one mynistreth vnto another (acordinge
to the operacion as euery membre hath his measure) and maketh, that ye body
groweth to the edifienge of it selfe in loue.
17 This I saye therfore, and testifye in the LORDE, that ye walke nomore
as ye other Heythen walke in the vanite of their mynde,
18 blynded in their vnderstondinge, beynge straungers fro the life which
is in God thorow the ignoraunce that is in them, because of the blyndnes of
19 which beynge past repentaunce, haue geue them selues ouer vnto
wantonnes, to worke all maner of vnclennes euen with gredynesse.
20 But ye haue not so learned Christ,
21 yf so be that ye haue herde of him, & are taught in him, euen as
the trueth is in Iesu.
22 So then as concernynge the conuersacion in tyme past laye from you that
olde man which marreth himselfe thorow disceauable lustes:
23 but be ye renued in the sprete of youre mynde,
24 and put on that new man, which is shapen after God, in true
righteousnes and holynes.
25 Wherfore put awaye lyenge, and speake euery man the trueth vnto his
neghboure, for as moch as we are membres one of another.
26 Be angrie, but synne not. Let not ye Sonne go downe vpo youre wrath:
27 nether geue place to the bacbyter.
28 He that hath stollen, let him steale nomore: but let him laboure
rather, and do some good with his hondes, that he maye haue to geue vnto him
29 Let no filthy communicacion proceade out of youre mouth, but that which
is good to edifye withall, wha nede is, that it be gracious to heare.
30 And greue not the holy sprete of God, wherwith ye are sealed vnto ye
daye of redempcion.
31 Let all bytternes, and fearsnes, and wrath, and roaringe, & cursed
speakynge be farre fro you with all maliciousnes.
32 But be ye curteous one to another, mercifull, and forgeue one another,
eue as God hath forgeuen you in Christ.
1 Be ye the folowers therfore of God as deare children,
2 and walke in loue, euen as Christ loued vs, and gaue him selfe for vs an
offerynge and sacrifice of a swete sauoure vnto God.
3 As for whordome and all vnclennes, or couetousnes, let it not be named
amoge you, as it becommeth sayntes:
4 nether fylthines, ner folish talkynge, ner ieastynge (which are not
comly) but rather geuynge of thakes.
5 For be sure, that no whore monger, or vncleane person, or couetous
person (which is a worshipper off ymages) hath inheritaunce in the kyngdome of
Christ and of God.
6 (Let no man disceaue you with vayne wordes) for because of these commeth
the wrath of God vpon the children of vnbeleue.
7 Be not ye therfore companions with them.
8 For sometyme ye were darknesse, but now are ye lighte in the LORDE.
Walke as the children of lighte.
9 (For the frute of the sprete is all maner of goodnes, and righteousnes
10 and prone what is pleasinge vnto the LORDE,
11 and haue no fellishippe with ye vnfrutefull workes of darknes, but
rather rebuke the.
12 For it is shame euen to name those thinges, which are done of them in
13 But all thinges are manifest, whan they are rebuked of the lighte. For
what so euer is manifest, that same is lighte.
14 Therfore sayeth he: Awake thou that slepest, and stonde vp fro the
deed, and Christ shal geue the lighte.
15 Take hede therfore how ye walke circumspectly, not as the vnwyse, but
as ye wyse,
16 and redeme the tyme, for it is a miserable tyme.
17 Wherfore be not ye vnwyse, but vnderstonde what the wil of the LORDE
18 and be not dronken with wyne, wherin is excesse: but be full of the
19 and talke amoge youre selues of Psalmes, and ymnes, and spirituall
songes, synginge and makynge melody vnto the LORDE in youre hertes
20 geuynge thankes alwayes for all thinges vnto God the father, in the
name of oure LORDE Iesus Christ,
21 submyttinge youreselues one to another in the feare of God.
22 Let the wemen submytte them selues vnto their hussbandes, as vnto the LORDE.
23 For the hussbande is the wyues heade, eue as Christ also is the heade
of the congregacion, and he is the Sauioure of his body.
24 Therfore as the congregacion is in subieccion to Christ, likewyse let
the wyues be in subieccion to their hussbandes in all thinges.
25 Ye hussbandes loue youre wyues, euen as Christ loued the congregacion,
and gaue himselfe for it,
26 to sanctifye it, and clensed it in the fountayne of water by the worde,
27 to make it vnto himselfe a glorious congregacion, hauynge no spot ner
wrynkle, ner eny soch thinge, but that it shulde be holy and without blame.
28 So oughte men also to loue their wyues, euen as their awne bodyes. He
that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe.
29 For no ma euer yet hated his awne flesshe, but norisheth and
cherissheth it, euen as the LORDE doth also the congregacion.
30 For we are membres of his body, of his flesh and of his bones.
31 For this cause shal a man leaue father and mother, and cleue vnto his
wife, and they two shal be one flesh:
32 This is a greate secrete: but I speake of Christ and the congregacion.
33 Neuertheles do ye so, that euery one of you loue his wife euen as
himselfe: but let the wife feare hir hussbande.
1 Ye children, obey youre elders in the LORDE, for that is righte.
2 Honoure thy father and thy mother (That is the first commaundement, that
hath eny promes)
3 that thou mayest prospere, and lyue longe vpon earth.
4 And ye fathers, prouoke not youre children vnto wrath, but brynge the vp
in the nourtoure and informacion of the LORDE.
5 Ye seruauntes, obey youre bodely masters, with feare and tremblynge, in
synglenes of youre hert, euen as vnto Christ,
6 not with seruyce onely in the eye sighte, as men pleasers: but as the
seruauntes off Christ, doynge the wyll off God from the hert
7 with good wyll. Thynke that ye serue the LORDE and not me:
8 and be sure, that what good soeuer a man doth, he shal reaceaue it
agayne of the LORDE, whether he be bonde or fre.
9 And ye masters, do euen the same vnto the, puttynge awaye threatenynges,
and knowe that euen youre master also is in heauen, nether is there eny respecte
of personnes with him.
10 Fynally my brethren, be stronge in the LORDE, and in the power of his mighte:
11 put on the armor of God, that ye maye stonde stedfast agaynst the
craftie assautes off the deuell.
12 For we wrestle not agaynst flesh and bloude, but agaynst rule, agaynst
power namely, agaynst the rulers of the worlde, of the darknesse of this worlde,
agaynst ye spretes of wickednes vnder the heauen.
13 For this cause take ye the armoure of God, yt ye maye be able to
resiste in the euell daye, and stonde perfecte in all thinges.
14 Stonde therfore, and youre loynes gyrde aboute with the trueth, hauynge
plate of righteousnes,
15 and shod vpo yor fete with the gospell of peace, that ye maye be
16 Aboue all thinges take holde of the shylde of faith, wherwith ye maye
quenche all the fyrie dartes of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of saluacion, & the swerde of the sprete, which
is the worde of God.
18 And praye allwayes with all maner of prayer and supplicacion in the
sprete, and watch there vnto with all instaunce and supplicacion for all sayntes
19 and for me, that the worde maye be geuen me, that I maye open my mouth
boldly, to vtter the secretes of the Gospell,
20 wherof I am a messaunger in bondes, that I maye speake therin frely, as
it becommeth me to speake.
21 But that ye maye also knowe, what case I am in, and what I do, Tichicus
my deare brother and faithfull mynister in the LORDE, shal shewe you all:
22 whom I haue sent vnto you for the same cause, that ye mighte knowe what
case I stonde in, and that he mighte comforte youre hertes.
23 Peace be vnto the brethre, and loue with faith, from God the father,
& from the LORDE Iesu Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that loue oure LORDE Iesus Christ vnfaynedly.