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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Epistle to the Ephesians: Shorter and...

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The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians Shorter and Longer Versions

Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which is at Ephesus, in Asia, deservedly most happy, being blessed in the greatness and fulness of God the Father, and predestinated before the beginning 485 of time, that it should be always for an enduring and unchangeable glory, being united 486 and elected through the true passion by the will of the Father, and Jesus Christ, our God: Abundant happiness through Jesus Christ, and His undefiled grace.

Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which is at Ephesus, in Asia, deservedly most happy, being blessed in the greatness and fulness of God the Father, and predestinated before the beginning 487 of time, that it should be always for an enduring and unchangeable glory, being united 488 and elected through the true passion by the will of God the Father, and of our Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour: Abundant happiness through Jesus Christ, and His undefiled joy. 489

 

Chapter I.—Praise of the Ephesians.
Chapter II.—Congratulations and...
Chapter III.—Exhortations to unity.
Chapter IV.—The same continued.
Chapter V.—The praise of unity.
Chapter VI.—Have respect to the...
Chapter VII.—Beware of false...
Chapter VIII.—Renewed praise of the...
Chapter IX.—Ye have given no heed to...
Chapter X.—Exhortations to prayer,...
Chapter XI.—An exhortation to fear...
Chapter XII.—Praise of the...
Chapter XIII.—Exhortation to meet...
Chapter XIV.—Exhortations to faith...
Chapter XV.—Exhortation to confess...
Chapter XVI.—The fate of false...
Chapter XVII.—Beware of false...
Chapter XVIII.—The glory of the...
Chapter XIX.—Three celebrated...
Chapter XX.—Promise of another...
Chapter XX.—Exhortations to...
Chapter XXI.—Conclusion.


Footnotes

49:485

Literally, “before the ages.”

49:486

These words may agree with “glory,” but are better applied to the “Church.”

49:487

Literally, “before the ages.”

49:488

These words may agree with “glory,” but are better applied to the “Church.”

49:489

Some read, as in the shorter recension, “grace.”


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