Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another1 in love.23
Make every effort to keep the unity3 of the Spirit through the bond of peace.44
There is one body5 and one Spirit6--just as you were called to one hope when you were called7--
one Lord,8 one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all,9 who is over all and through all and in all.107
But to each one of us11 grace12 has been given13 as Christ apportioned it.
This is why ita says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives14 in his train and gave gifts to men."b159
(What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regionsc ?
He who descended is the very one who ascended16 higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)1711
It was he who gave18 some to be apostles,19 some to be prophets,20 some to be evangelists,21 and some to be pastors and teachers,2212
to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ23 may be built up24