For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
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:
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.