THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism—Apostles and prophets essential to the Church—Saints exhorted to live righteously—They are sealed unto the day of redemption.
, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk aworthy
of the bvocation
wherewith ye are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, aforbearing
one another in love;
Endeavouring to keep the aunity
of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One God and aFather
of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in you all.
But unto every one of us is given agrace
according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Wherefore he saith, When he aascended
up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
He that descended is the same also that aascended
up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
For the aperfecting
of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the bedifying
of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the aunity
of the faith, and of the bknowledge
of the Son of God, unto a cperfect
man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
That we henceforth
be no more achildren
, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of bdoctrine
, by the sleight of men, and
cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
But speaking the atruth
in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the bhead
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.
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other aGentiles
walk, in the bvanity
of their cmind
Who being apast bfeeling
have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
But ye have not so learned Christ;
If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
That ye aput
off concerning the former conversation the bold
man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful clusts
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the anew
man, which after God is created in brighteousness
and true holiness.
Wherefore putting away alying
, speak every man btruth
with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your bwrath
Neither give place to the adevil
Let him that stole asteal
no more: but rather let him blabour
, working with his
hands the thing which is good, that he may have to cgive
to him that needeth.
Let no corrupt acommunication
proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
not the holy bSpirit
of God, whereby ye are csealed
unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and aanger
, and clamour, and bevil cspeaking
, be put away from you, with all dmalice
And be ye akind
one to another, tenderhearted, bforgiving
one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.