Ephesians 4:2-12 NIV

2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another1 in love.2

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3 Make every effort to keep the unity3 of the Spirit through the bond of peace.4

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4 There is one body5 and one Spirit6--just as you were called to one hope when you were called7--

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5 one Lord,8 one faith, one baptism;

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6 one God and Father of all,9 who is over all and through all and in all.10

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7 But to each one of us11 grace12 has been given13 as Christ apportioned it.

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8 This is why ita says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives14 in his train and gave gifts to men."b15

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    • a 4:8 - Or "God"
    • b 4:8 - Psalm 68:18
      9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regionsc ?

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        • c 4:9 - Or "the depths of the earth"
          10 He who descended is the very one who ascended16 higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)17

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          11 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,22

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          12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ23 may be built up24

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