Ephesians 4:1-16 DBY

1 *I*, the prisoner in [the] Lord, exhort you therefore to walk worthy of the calling wherewith ye have been called,

References for Ephesians 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Or 'according to which.'
      2 with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love;
      3 using diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace.

      References for Ephesians 4:3

        • b 4:3 - It is not only 'bond,' but the 'bond-together.' It is not the power of union -- that is the Holy Spirit; but the practically uniting in fact, as amongst men on earth.
          4 [There is] one body and one Spirit, as ye have been also called in one hope of your calling;

          References for Ephesians 4:4

            • c 4:4 - It may be translated '[the] body is one,' and so on. If we could leave out 'there is' or 'is', the force would be so much the greater.
              5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
              6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all.
              7 But to each one of us has been given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ.
              8 Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.

              References for Ephesians 4:8

                • d 4:8 - See Ps. 68.18.
                  9 But that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
                  10 He that descended is the same who has also ascended up above all the heavens, that he might fill all things;
                  11 and *he* has given some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some shepherds and teachers,
                  12 for the perfecting of the saints; with a view to [the] work of [the] ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ;

                  References for Ephesians 4:12

                    • e 4:12 - Or 'of the Christ.'
                      13 until we all arrive at the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, at [the] full-grown man, at [the] measure of the stature of the fulness of the Christ;

                      References for Ephesians 4:13

                        • f 4:13 - 'Full knowledge,' as ch. 1.17; Col. 1.9.
                          14 in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of *that* teaching [which is] in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to systematized error;

                          References for Ephesians 4:14

                            • g 4:14 - The form of the Greek phrase makes it somewhat difficult to translate. I do not think that the phrase 'in the sleight of,' &c., is in connection with 'tossed and carried about,' but, in sense, with 'that teaching.' The cheating, as of dice-players, and still more methodic craft, characterized the teaching. 'In the sleight of men' marks the power and character of the teaching. What I have given is literal, and is sufficiently clear: 'that' is emphatic.
                              15 but, holding the truth in love, we may grow up to him in all things, who is the head, the Christ:
                              16 from whom the whole body, fitted together, and connected by every joint of supply, according to [the] working in [its] measure of each one part, works for itself the increase of the body to its self-building up in love.

                              References for Ephesians 4:16

                                • h 4:16 - The word 'supply' in Greek has the emphatic article and it might read 'that supply, [which is] according to.' The article denotes a known supply from Christ. sufficiently known to be referred to, to which also the 'from whom' lends force.