New Testament - Ephesians
4 Just as from the beginning he has chosen us through him before the foundation of the world, that we may become holy and without blemish before him.
1 AND he has quickened you also who were dead because of your sins and trespasses;
2 In which you previously walked according to the course of this world, and according to the will of the supreme ruler of the air, the spirit which is active in the children of disobedience.
3 In those very deeds in which we were also corrupted from the very beginning through the lusts of the flesh, fulfilling the wills of the flesh and of the mind, thereby we became completely the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
8 For it is by grace that you are saved through faith; not of your doing; it is the gift of God.
2 With all humility and gentleness and with patience, forbearing one another in love,
3 Endeavoring to preserve the harmony of the Spirit in the bond of peace,
4 That you may become one body and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;
5 There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism;
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all of us.
14 That we henceforth be not as children easily stirred and carried away by every wind of false doctrines of men, who through their craftiness are artful in deceiving the people;
17 This I say therefore and testify in the Lord, that you henceforth live not as other Gentiles, who live in the vanity of their mind,
18 And whose understanding is dark, and who are alienated from the life of God, because they have no knowledge, and because of the blindness of their hearts;
19 And who have given up their hope, and have surrendered themselves to wantonness and to the practice of all uncleanness in their covetousness.
20 But that is not what you have been taught about Christ;
21 If you have truly heard him and have been taught by him, as the truth is found in Jesus,
22 Lay aside all your former practices, that is to say, the old man, which is degenerated with deceitful lusts,
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 And put on the new man, who is created by God in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Therefore you must put away from you lying and speak the truth, every man with his neighbor; for we are members one of another.
26 Be angry, but sin not; and let not the sun go down upon your anger:
27 And do not give the devil a chance.
28 From henceforth let him that stole steal no more; but rather let him labor with his hands and do good deeds, that he may have something to give to him who is in need.
29 Let no evil word proceed from your mouth, but words that are good and useful for edification, that they will impart blessing to those who hear them.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of salvation.
31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamoring and blasphemy be put away from you, together with all malice;
32 And be kind one to another and tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God has forgiven us through Christ.
3 But let not immorality or any uncleanness or covetousness be heard of among you, as becomes saints;
4 Neither cursing nor foolish words nor insults nor words of flattery, none of which are necessary; but instead of these, let thanks be offered.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words; for because of these things the anger of God comes on the children of disobedience.
8 For previously you were ignorant, but now you have been enlightened by our Lord, and should live therefore like children of light.
9 For the fruits of light are found in all goodness and righteousness and truth.
18 And do not become drunk with wine, wherein is intemperance; but be filled with the Spirit,
28 So should men love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
31 For this reason shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery; but I speak concerning Christ and his church.
33 Nevertheless, let every one of you so love his wife as himself, and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
1 CHILDREN, obey your parents in our Lord, for this is right.
2 This is the first commandment with promise: Honor your father and your mother,
3 That it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.
4 And parents, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and teaching of our Lord.
5 Servants, be obedient to your masters according to the flesh, with reverence and trembling and with a sincere heart, as to Christ;
6 Not with eyeservice, as hypocrites, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
7 And serve well with your whole soul, with love, as to our Lord, and not to men,
8 Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive from our Lord, whether he be a slave or a freeman.
9 Also, masters, do the same things for your servants, forgiving their faults, because you also have your own Master in heaven; and there is no respect of persons with him.
10 ¶ From henceforth, my brethren, be strong in our Lord and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For your conflict is not only with flesh and blood, but also with the angels, and with powers, with the rulers of this world of darkness, and with the evil spirits under the heavens.
13 Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to meet the evil one, and being prepared you shall prevail.
14 Arise, therefore, gird your loins with truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And have your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Together with these, take for yourselves the shield of faith, for with it you shall be able to quench all the flaming darts of the wicked.
17 Put on the helmet of salvation and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.