Laws in the Epistle to the Ephesians

Through Christ we have access by one Spirit to the Father. – Ephesians 2:18

When Christ dwells in your hearts through faith, you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, and you are filled with all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:17‑19

Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering; bearing with one another in love, to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:1‑3

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. – Ephesians 4:4‑5

Grace is given to each according to the measure of Christ's gift. – Ephesians 4:7

The Logos gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. – Ephesians 4:11‑13

Put off the old and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new which was created according to God. – Ephesians 4:22‑24

Do not let the sun go down on your wrath. – Ephesians 4:26

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. – Ephesians 4:31

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32

Imitate God and walk in love. – Ephesians 5:1‑2

Walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. – Ephesians 5:8‑10

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. – Ephesians 5:11

All things that are exposed are made manifest by the Light, for whatever makes manifest is light. – Ephesians 5:13

Let each one of you love your spouse as yourself, and respect one another. – Ephesians 5:33

Children, obey your parents in the Lord . . . And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:1, 4

Do the will of God from your heart, serving with goodwill, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord. – Ephesians 6:6‑8

You, supervisors, bosses, persons in authority, serve with goodwill also; giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. – Ephesians 6:9

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. – Ephesians 6:11

We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. – Ephesians 6:13

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While early church tradition has it that Paul authored the Epistle to the Ephesians, the majority of critical Biblical scholars now believe that he did not; authorship remains unknown for certain. The Epistle to the Ephesians is believed to be dated from 80 to 100 A.D.

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