EHSV Ephesians

Translation by Daniel Gregg

Ephesians EHSV

Ephesians 1

1 Paul, an emissary of Yēshūa̒ the Mĕssiah, by the will of the Almĭghty, to the holy ones being found in Ephesus, and faithful in Mĕssiah Yēshūa̒. Loving-kindness to you, and shalōm from the Almĭghty, our Făther, and A̕dŏnai Yēshūa̒ the Mĕssiah.
3 Blessed be the Almĭghty and Făther of our A̕dōnai Yēshūa̒ the Mĕssiah, who will have made us be blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies by the Mĕssiah, as that he had chosen us by him before the foundation of the world, so that we should be holy and complete before his face in love, having appointed us beforehand, to become sons, by Yēshūa̒ the Mĕssiah, to himself, according to the good intention of his will, for the sake of the praise of the glory of his loving-kindness, which he has favored on us, from which he has loved us in whom there is redemption for us, by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, according to the wealth of his loving-kindness, which he has made abundant unto us, with all wisdom, and intelligence, which making known, he has made known to us, the mystery of his will, according to his good intention, which he has determined with him, 10 for a dominion in the fullness of the appointed time, to gather together everything unto the Mĕssiah, that which is in the heavens, and that which is on the earth, 11 by him, by whom also we have been made heirs, in being appointed beforehand, according to the determination of the one working in everything, according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we should be for the praise of his glory, we who have hoped beforehand in the Mĕssiah.
13 13 By whom also you have heard the word of truth, the good news of our salvation, in whom also you have affirmed faithfulness, you who have been sealed by the promised Spĭrit, to the Holy One, 14 who is a pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of the possession, for the sake of the praise of his glory.
15 15 Because of this, as that also I have heard the report of your faithfulness in A̕dōnai Yēshūa̒, and love for all the holy ones, 16 I am not ceasing giving thanks for you, a remembrance making in my prayers, 17 to the intent that, the Almĭghty of our A̕dōnai Yēshūa̕ the Mĕssiah, the Făther of glory, may give to you the Spĭrit of wisdom, and revelation, in perfect knowledge of himself, 18 as that the eyes of your heart have been enlightened, so that you will have known what is the hope of his call, what is the wealth of the glory of his inheritance with the holy ones, 19 and what is the overflowing greatness of his power unto us who are affirming faithfulness, according to the working of the dominion of his strength, 20 which He has done in the Mĕssiah, in raising him from the dead, and in making him sit at his right in the heavens, 21 up beyond from every ruler, and authority, and power, and lordship, and every name being named, not only in this age, but also in the age coming. 22a And all he will have put under his feet.
22b 22b And he has made him head over all the assembly, 23 which is his body, the complement of himself, who is completing the whole assembly with all things.

Ephesians 2

1 And you had been designated to be dead in your transgressions and iniquities, according to which, then, you had made yourselves to be walking, according to the Aeon of this world, according to will of the Ruler of the dominion of the air, the spirit working now in the sons of rebelliousness. And in the midst of them, all of us had been making ourselves to be overturned then, in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh, and the thoughts. And we had been by nature sons of wrath as also the rest of them.
4 But the Almĭghty, being rich in mercies by means of his great love, with which he has loved us, even during our being sentenced to be dead, on account of our transgressions, he has declared us to be alive with Mĕssiah. By means of loving kindness you will have been saved.And he will have made us raised with him. And he will have made us seated with him, in the heavens, by means of the Mĕssiah, Yēshūa̒,so that he may make seen, in the coming ages, the overflowing wealth of his loving-kindness, in goodness upon us, by means of Mĕssiah Yēshūa̒.
8 Because by loving-kindness being saved, you have been saved, through faithfulness, and this salvation is not from you. From the Almĭghty it is a gift, not from works, so that a man should not make himself to be boasting. 10 Yea, his work we are, being created by the Mĕssiah Yēshūa̒ for good works, which the Almĭghty made ready beforehand, so that in them we may make ourselves to be walking.
11 11 Therefore remember that then, you were the nations in the flesh, those being called uncircumcision, by those being called circumcision in the flesh, being done by hand, 12 because you had been at that time without Mĕssiah, as that you had been strangers from citizenship in Yisra’ēl, and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, hope not grasping, and athiests in the world.
13 13 But now, by way of Mĕssiah Yēshūa̒, you who had been formerly from far away, have been made to come near, by the blood of the Mĕssiah, 14 because he is the shalōm offering for us, who has made the two one, and the partition fence he has made to be opened. The hostility, by way of his flesh, 15 which is the penalty of the law, he has made to be without effect, so that he might create the two, by way of himself, into one new man, making shalōm, 16 and so that he might make to be returned the two into one body, to the Almĭghty, by way of the cross, putting to death the hostility by way of his soul.
17 17 And in coming he has made to be announced shalōm unto you, to those far, and shalōm to those near, 18 because by way of him, we are holding fast the approach, for both, by way of one Spĭrit unto the Făther.
19 19 So then, you are no longer aliens and strangers, but you are citizens jointly with the holy ones, and sons of the house of the Almĭghty, 20 being built upon the foundation of the emissaries and the prophets, where Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕssiah, himself, he is the cornerstone, 21 by who the whole building is joined together, growing up into a holy Temple in Yăhwēh, 22 in whom also, you are being built together to be a dwelling of the Almĭghty in the Spĭrit.

Ephesians 3

1 Because of this, I Paul am a prisoner of the Mĕssiah, for your sake, the nations, if indeed you have listened to the administration of the loving-kindness of the Almĭghty which has been given to me for you, because according to a revelation has been made known to me, the mystery, as that I had written before in a few words, concerning which, you will be able, in reading it, to understand my insight in the mystery of the Messiah, which in other generations had not been made known to the sons of men, as that it has been revealed now, by his holy emissaries and by his prophets in the Spĭrit: that the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and receivers as one, from the promise, in Mĕssiah Yēshūa̒ by way of the good news, of which I have become a minister, according to the gift of the loving-kindness of the Almĭghty, which has been given to me, according to the action of his might.
8 To me, the least among the least ones of all the holy ones, has been given this loving-kindness, unto the nations to announce the unsearchable wealth of the Mĕssiah, and to make enlightened all about what is the administration of the mystery, which has been made to be hidden from the Aeōns by the Almĭghty, who has created everything, 10 so that might be made known now, to the rulers and to the authorities in the heavens, by way of the Assembly, the many-sided wisdom of the Almĭghty, 11 according to the plan of the ages, which he had made with the Mĕssiah, Yēshūa̒ our A̕dōnai, 12 in whom we have boldness and confident access through his faithfulness. 13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, which is for your glory.
14 14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Fă­ther, 15 by whom every family in heaven and on earth is summoned, 16 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power through his Spĭrit in the inner man, 17 so that Mĕs­si­ah may dwell in your hearts through faithfulness, and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Mĕs­si­ah which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all completion from the Al­mĭgh­ty.
20 20 Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to him be the glory in the Assembly and in Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒ onward all the generations of the time imme­morial of the times most imme­morial. ’Amēn.

Ephesians 4

The One Covenant Faith
1 I, therefore, the prisoner of Yăhwēh, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, tolerantly enduring one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spĭrit in the bond of shalōm.
4 There is one body and one Spĭrit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling, one ’Adŏ­nai̱, one Faith, one im­mer­sion, one Al­mĭgh­ty and Fă­ther of all who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each one of us loving kindness was given according to the measure of Mĕs­si­ah’s gift. Therefore it says, “When he as­cended on high, he led captive captivity, and he gave gifts to men.” Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that he also had descended into the lower parts—the earth? 10 He who descended is himself also he who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might complete all things. 11 And he gave some as emissaries, and some as prophets, and some as announcers of good news, and some as shepherds and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the holy ones for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Mĕs­si­ah, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the Faith, and of the full knowledge of the Al­mĭgh­ty Sŏn, as a perfect man, to the measure of the maturity of the completeness of the Mĕs­si­ah.
14 14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful sche­ming, 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into him, who is the head, even Mĕs­si­ah, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
The Faithful Walk
17 17 This I say therefore, and affirm together with Yăhwēh, that you walk no longer as the nations also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of the Al­mĭgh­ty, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart. 19 And they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality, for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20 But you did not learn Mĕs­si­ah in this way, 21 if indeed you have heard him and have been taught in him, just as truth is in Yĕshūa̒, 22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which according to the Al­mĭgh­ty is created for righteousness and holiness in the truth.
25 25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth, each one of you, with his neighbor, because we are members of one another. 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not give the accuser an opportunity.
28 28 Let him who steals steal no longer, but rather let him labor, performing with his own hands what is good, in order that he may have something to share with him who has need.
29 29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edi­fi­cation according to the need of the moment, that it may give loving-kindness to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spĭrit of the Al­mĭgh­ty, by 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, along with all ill willed hatred. 32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, lovingly-favor­ing each other, just as the Al­mĭgh­ty in Mĕs­si­ah also lovingly-favors you.

Ephesians 5

Be Imitators of the Almĭghty
1 Therefore be imitators of the Al­mĭgh­ty, as beloved children, and walk in love, just as Mĕs­si­ah also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to the Al­mĭgh­ty as a fragrant aroma. But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among holy ones. And there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. Because this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Mĕs­si­ah and the Al­mĭgh­ty. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of the Al­mĭgh­ty comes upon the disobedient sons. Therefore do not be partakers with them, because you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in Yăhwēh. Walk as children of light, because the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and justice and truth, 10 approving what is pleasing to Yăhwēh.
11 11 And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even correct them, 12 because the things secretly being done by them are shameful even to tell about. 13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, because everything that becomes visible is light. 14 For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Mĕs­si­ah will shine on you.”
15 15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of Yăhwēh is.
18 18 And do not get drunk with wine, because that is immorally-in­dulgent, but be filled with the Spĭrit, 19 speaking to one another in Psalms and praise-songs, that is, spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to Yăhwēh, 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our ’Adŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah to the Al­mĭgh­ty, even the Fă­ther. 21 And be subject to one another with respect to the fear of Mĕs­si­ah.
Marriage Like Mĕssiah and the Assembly
22 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to Yăhwēh. 23 Because the husband is the head of the wife, as Mĕs­si­ah also is the head of the Assembly, he himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the Assembly is subordinated to the Mĕs­si­ah, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
25 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Mĕs­si­ah also loved the As­sembly and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her. And he cleanses by the washing of water in the word, 27 that he might present to himself the Assembly in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves him­self, 29 because no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cher­ishes it, just as Mĕs­si­ah also does the Assembly, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will cleave to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is great, but I am speaking with reference to Mĕs­si­ah and the Assembly. 33 How­ever, let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself, and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.

Ephesians 6

Family Relationships
1 Children, obey your parents in Yăhwēh, because this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise, that it may be well with you, even “that you may live long on the earth.”
4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of Yăhwēh.
5 Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Mĕs­si­ah, not by way of eye service, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Mĕs­si­ah, doing the will of the Al­mĭgh­ty from the heart. With good will render service, as to Yăhwēh, and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from Yăhwēh, whether slave or free.
9 And, masters, do the same things to them, and give up threa­tening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him.
The Armor of the Almighty
10 10 Finally, be strong in Yăhwēh, and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the full armor of the Al­mĭgh­ty, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the Accuser. 12 Because our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of the Al­mĭgh­ty, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the good news of shalōm, 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of the Faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spĭrit, which is the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty. 18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spĭrit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the holy ones.
19 19 And pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the good news, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 21 But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in Yăhwēh, will make everything known to you. 22 And I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts.
23 23 Shalōm be to the brothers, and love with faithfulness, from the Al­mĭgh­ty, the Fă­ther and ’Adŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah. 24 Loving-kindness be with all those who love our ’Adŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah with a love incorruptible.

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