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Ephesians

Chapter 1

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are also faithful in Christ Jesus, at Ephesus:  2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before him. 
5 He predestined us in love and adopted us through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of  his will, 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace which he freely bestowed on us in Christ the Beloved.    7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, 8 according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us. 9 For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, in accord with his good pleasure which he purposed in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 
11 In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 we the first to hope in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.   
13 In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. 
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 
18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, and know the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might
20 which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come;
22 and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.       

Chapter 2
1 And you he made alive when you were dead in the trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient; 
3 among them we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, obeying the desires of body and mind, we were then by nature children of wrath, just like the rest of mankind.  
4 But God, being rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),  6 and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,   7 that in the coming ages he might display the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus;
8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not because of works, so that no one can boast.  10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we would walk in them.
11 Therefore remember that at one time, you Gentiles in the flesh, called the “uncircumcision” by those who are called the “circumcision,” (that is made in the flesh by hands); 12 Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace who has made both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility 
15 by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace; 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. 
17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near 18 for through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
19 So then you are no longer strangers, and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God,
20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone; 21 in him the whole structure is joined together
and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;  23 in him you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Chapter 3
1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,  2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you; 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly,
4 when you read this you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ; 5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 that is how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace that was given to me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things 10 that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
11 this was according to the eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord; 12 in him we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man; 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have the power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who by the power that works within us, is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Chapter 4
1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love; 3 eager to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, just as you were called into the one hope that belongs to your call;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of us all, who is above all, and through all, and in all.  7 But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. 
8 Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high, he led a host of captives and he gave gifts to men.” 9 Now by saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. 
11 And his gifts were that some should be apostles; some prophets; some, evangelists, some pastors and teachers; 
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
14 So that we will no longer be little children, tossed to and fro and carried here and there with every wave and wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.
15 Rather speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him, who is the head, into Christ;  16 from Him the whole body, being joined and held together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly makes the body grow and upbuilds itself in love.   17 This I now affirm and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds, 18 they are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God,  because of the ignorance that is in them, because of their hardness of heart;  19 they have become callous and have given themselves to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
20 That is not the way you learned Christ! – 21 assuming that you have heard him, and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus: 
22 Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life, and is corrupt through deceitful lusts; 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor -- for we are members one of another.
26 “Be angry, but do not sin."  Do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.
28 Let the thief no longer steal; but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.
29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only speak what is good for edifying, and fits the occasion that it may impart grace to those who hear.  30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander, be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

Chapter 5
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us, and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 
3 But immorality, and all impurity, or covetousness, must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 
4 Let there be no filthiness, or foolish talk, or joking crude, which are not fitting; but instead let there be thanksgiving. 
5 Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure man or one who is covetous –for that one is an idolater-  has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God. 
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
7 Therefore do not participate with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. 
Walk as children of light, 9 for the fruit of Light consists in all that is good and right and true, 10 and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
11 Have nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.  
12 For it is a shame even to speak of the things done by them in secret, 13 But when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light.
14 Therefore it is said, “Awake, you sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” 
15 Look carefully, then, how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise; 16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.  
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs; singing and making melody to the Lord with all your hearts; 20 always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father; 
21 Be submissive to one to another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its savior.
24 As the church is to submit to Christ, so let the wives also submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church, and gave himself up for her; 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
27 that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 
28 In this way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  29 For no man ever hates his own flesh but nourishes it and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of His body.  
31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one."    32 This is a great mystery, and I say it refers to Christ and the church. 
33 However let each one of you love his wife as he loves himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Chapter 6
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  2 “Honor your father and mother,” this is the first commandment with a promise:  3 “that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.” 
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 
5 Servants, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as to Christ;  6 not in the way of eye service as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart; 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord, and not to men;  8 knowing that whatever good thing anyone does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. 
9 You masters, do the same to them, give up threatening, you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  
12For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18 Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and intercession - to that end keep alert with all perseverance making supplication for all the saints:
19 Pray also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth, boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that I may declare it  boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 Now that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will tell you everything;
22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts. 
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 
24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love undying.

EPHESIANS LEARNING TRACKS

Learning Tracks for MODULE 2  --  EPHESIANS

Chapter 1                        *   means repeat 5 times

Track 5 Lesson 1
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,*
to the saints who are also faithful in Christ Jesus, at Ephesus:*
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,*
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,*
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that*
we would be holy and blameless before him.*

Track 6 Lesson 2
5 He predestined us in love and adopted us through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will,*
6 to the praise of the glory of his grace which he freely bestowed on us in Christ the Beloved,*   
7 In him we have redemption through his blood,*
the forgiveness of our trespasses, 8 according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us.*
9 For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, in accord with his good pleasure which he*
purposed in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.* 

Track  7 Lesson 3
11 In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things*
according to the counsel of his will,*
12  we the first to hope in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.*    13 In him you also, who have heard*
the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,*
and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,*
14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance*
until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.* 

Track 8 Lesson 4

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus*
and your love toward all the saints,*
16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,*
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,*
may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation*     
in the knowledge of him,* 


Track 9 Lesson 5
18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened,*
that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you,*
and know the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and*
what is the immeasurable greatness of his power*
in us who believe, according to the working of his great might*
20 which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead*


Track 10 Lesson 6
and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,*
21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named,*
not only in this age but also in that which is to come;*
22 and he has put all things under his feet*
and has made him the head over all things for the church,*
23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.*  


Chapter 2

Track 5 Lesson 1
1 And you he made alive when you were dead in the trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked*
following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air,*
the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient;* 
3 among them we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,*
obeying the desires of body and mind,*
we were then by nature children of wrath, just like the rest of mankind.*

Track 6 Lesson 2
4 But God, being rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us,*
5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ*
(by grace you have been saved),*
6 and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,*
7 that in the coming ages he might display the immeasurable*
riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus;*

Track 7 Lesson 3
8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves;*
it is the gift of God, 9 not because of works, so that no one can boast.*
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus*
for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we would walk in them.*


Track 8 Lesson 4
11 Therefore remember that at one time, you Gentiles in the flesh,*
called the “uncircumcision” by those who are called the “circumcision,”*
(that is made in the flesh by hands);*
12 Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ,*
excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise,*
having no hope and without God in the world.*


Track 9 Lesson 5
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought*
near in the blood of Christ.*
14 For he is our peace*
who has made both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility* 
15 by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances,*
that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two,*
so making peace; 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross,*
thereby bringing the hostility to an end.


Track 10 Lesson 6
17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off*
and peace to those who were near*
18 for through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.*
19 So then you are no longer strangers, and sojourners,*
but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God,*


Track 11 Lesson 7
20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,*
Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone;*
21 in him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;*
23 in him you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.*


Chapter 3

Track 5 Lesson 1

1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,*
2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you;*
3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation,*
as I have already written briefly,*
4 when you read this you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ;*
5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations,*
as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;*
6 that is how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body,*
and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.*


Lesson 2
7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace*
that was given to me by the working of his power.*
8 To me, though I am less than the least of all the saints,*
this grace was given to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,*
9 and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God,*
who created all things 10 that through the church the manifold wisdom of God*
might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,*


Lesson 3
11 this was according to the eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord;*
12 in him we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.*
13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.*

Lesson 4
14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father*
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,*
16 that according to the riches of his glory,*
he may grant that you be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man;*
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;*
that you, being rooted and grounded in love,*
18 may have the power to comprehend with all the saints*
what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,*
that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.*

Lesson 5
20 Now to him who by the power that works within us,*
is able to do far more abundantly*
than all that we ask or think,*
21 to him be glory in the church*
and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.*   

Chapter 4
Track 5 Lesson 1
1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to lead a life*
worthy of the calling to which you have been called,*
2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with patience,*
accepting one another in love;*
3 eager to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.* 
4 There is one body, and one Spirit,*
just as you were called into the one hope that belongs to your call;*
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of us all,*
who is above all, and through all, and in all.*
7 But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.* 

Lesson 2
8 Therefore it is said, “When he ascended on high, he led a host of captives*
and he gave gifts to men.”*
9 Now by saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean*
but that he had also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?*
10 He who descended is he who also ascended far*
above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.*

Lesson 3
11 And his gifts were that some should be apostles; some prophets;*
some, evangelists, some pastors and teachers;* 
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry,*
for the building up of the body of Christ;*
13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith,*
and of the knowledge of the Son of God,*
to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;*

Lesson 4
14 So that we will no longer be little children, tossed to and fro*
and carried here and there with every wave and wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men,*
by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.*
15 Rather speaking the truth in love,*
we are to grow up in every way*
into him, who is the head, into Christ;*
16 from Him the whole body, being joined and held together*
by every joint with which it is supplied,*
when each part is working properly makes the body grow and up-builds itself in love.*


Lesson 5
17 This I now affirm and testify in the Lord,*
that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do,*
in the futility of their minds,”
18 they are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God,*
because of the ignorance that is in them,*
because of their hardness of heart;  19 they have become callous*
and have given themselves to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.*
20 That is not the way you learned Christ! – *
21 assuming that you have heard him, and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus:* 

Lesson 6
22 Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life,*
and is corrupt through deceitful lusts; 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,*
24 and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.*
25 Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone*
speak the truth with his neighbor -- for we are members one of another.*
26 “Be angry, but do not sin.”*
Do not let the sun go down on your anger,*
27 and give no opportunity to the devil.*

Lesson 7
28 Let the thief no longer steal;*
but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands,*
so that he may be able to give to those in need.*
29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths,*
but only speak what is good for edifying,*
and fits the occasion that it may impart grace to those who hear.*

Lesson 8
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.*
31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor*
and slander, be put away from you,*
with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another,*
tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.*

Chapter 5
Track 5 Lesson 1
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.*
2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us,*
and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.* 
3 But immorality, and all impurity, or covetousness,*
must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;*
4 Let there be no filthiness, or foolish talk, or joking crude,*
which are not fitting; but instead let there be thanksgiving.* 
Lesson 2

5 Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure man or one who is covetous –for that one is an idolater*
-has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.* 
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words.*
For it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience;*
7 Therefore do not participate with them.*
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.* 

Lesson 3

Walk as children of light, 9 for the fruit of Light consists in all that is good and right and true,*
10 and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.*
11 Have nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.*  
12 For it is a shame even to speak of the things done by them in secret*
13 But when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible,*
for everything that becomes visible is light.*


Lesson 4
14 Therefore it is said, “Awake, you sleeper, and arise from the dead,*
and Christ will give you light.”*
15 Look carefully, then, how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise;*
16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.*
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.* 
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery,*
but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs;*
singing and making melody to the Lord with all your hearts;*
20 always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father;*

Lesson 5
21 Be submissive to one to another out of reverence for Christ.*
22 Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the Lord.*
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church,*
his body, and is himself its savior.*
24 As the church is to submit to Christ,*
so let the wives also submit in everything to their husbands.*
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church,*
and gave himself up for her; 26 that he might sanctify her,*
having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,*

Lesson 6
27 that he might present the church to himself in splendor,*
without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.*
28 In this way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.*
He who loves his wife loves himself.*
29 For no man ever hates his own flesh*
but nourishes it and cherishes it, as Christ does the church,*
30 because we are members of His body.* 
Lesson 7
31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife,*
and the two shall become one."*
32 This is a great mystery, and I say it refers to Christ and the church.*
33 However let each one of you love his wife as he loves himself;*
and let the wife see that she respects her husband.*  

Chapter 6

Track 5 Lesson 1
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.*
2 “Honor your father and mother,”*  
this is the first commandment with a promise:*
3 “that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.”*   
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,*
but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.* 
5 Servants, be obedient to those who are your earthly masters, with fear and trembling,*
in singleness of heart, as to Christ;* 
-6 not in the way of eye service as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ,*


Lesson 2

doing the will of God from the heart;*
7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord, and not to men;*
8 knowing that whatever good thing anyone does, he will receive the same again from the Lord, whether
he is a slave or free.* 
9 You masters, do the same to them, give up threatening,*
you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven,*
and that there is no partiality with him.*
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God,*
that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.*  


Lesson 3

12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers,*
against the world rulers of this present darkness,*
against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.*
13 Therefore, put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,*
and, having done all, to stand.*
14 Stand therefore, having belted your waist with truth,*
and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,*
15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace;*
Lesson 4

16 above all, taking the shield of faith,*
with which you can quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.*  
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;*
18 Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and intercession *
- to that end keep alert with all perseverance making supplication for all the saints:*
19 Pray also for me, that utterance may be given me*
in opening my mouth, boldly to proclaim*
the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains;*
that I may declare it  boldly, as I ought to speak.

Lesson 5
now that you also may know how I am and what I am doing*
Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will tell you everything;*
22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose,*
that you may know how we are,*
and that he may encourage your hearts.* 
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith,*
from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.*
24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love undying*

Now God's Word can truly "dwell richly" in the heart and mind of every believer.