1Therefore I, 1the prisoner of the Lord, 2implore you to 3walk in a mannerworthy of the 4calling with which you have been 5called,
with all6humility and gentleness, with patience, showingtolerance for oneanother7in love,
being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the 8bond of peace.
There is 9onebody and oneSpirit, just as also you were called in one10hope of your calling ;
511oneLord, onefaith, onebaptism,
6oneGod and Father of all12who is overall and throughall and in all.
But 13to eachone of us 14grace was given15according to the measure of Christ'sgift.
8Thereforeait says, "16WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE 17LEDCAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVEGIFTS TO MEN."
(Nowthis expression, "He 18ascended," whatbdoes it meanexcept that He alsochad descended into 19the lowerparts of the earth ?
He who descended is Himselfalso He who ascended20faraboveall the heavens, so that He might 21fillallthings.)
And He 22gave23some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as 24evangelists, and some as pastors and 25teachers,
1226for the equipping of the dsaints for the work of service, to the building up of 27the body of Christ ;
13until we allattain to 28the unity of the faith, and of the e29knowledge of the Son of God, to a 30matureman, to the measure of the staturefwhich belongs to the 31fullness of Christ.
14gAs a result, we are 32nolonger to be children, 33tossedhere and there by waves and carriedabout by everywind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by 34craftinesshin 35deceitfulscheming ;
but ispeaking the truth36in love, jwe are to 37grow up in all aspects into Him who is the 38head, even Christ,
from whom39the wholebody, being fitted and heldtogetherkby whateveryjointsupplies, according to the lproperworking of eachindividualpart, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself40in love.