Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
of working internally
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
of limitless potential
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
of working internally
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
of limitless potential
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
to be firmly held
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
to [he who is] able
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
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.
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
Servants, be obedient to them that are [your] masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
But that ye also may know my affairs, [and] how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
he will make known
But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things [which happened] unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
According to my earnest expectation and [my] hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as always, [so] now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or by death.
he will be magnified
[Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
And have put on the new [man,] which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, [who is] a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
he will make known
Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
it might be en-"glorified"
Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come,] except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
[Even him,] whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;
According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
I call to witness
of those selected out
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
he teaches something else
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
I call to witness
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
they will endure
Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
of those selected out
But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
he made conspicuous
To Titus, [mine] own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
you might deploy
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
having been made just
And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
jointly witnessing emphatically
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
he was considered befitting
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.
As he saith also in another [place,] Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all strife.
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
having gone out
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
she had been rendered law
And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest: ]
those having become
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
priestly division managers
For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
of those offering
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
they persevered in
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Which [was] a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
having been now
they were offered
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
of having spoken
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
to of somewhere else
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
But in those [sacrifices there is] a remembrance again [made] of sins every year.
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and [offering] for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure [therein;] which are offered by the law;
they were offered
And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
working as a civil servant