He who descended is Himselfalso He who ascended1faraboveall the heavens, so that He might 2fillallthings.)
And He 3gave4some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as 5evangelists, and some as pastors and 6teachers,
127for the equipping of the asaints for the work of service, to the building up of 8the body of Christ;
13until we allattain to 9the unity of the faith, and of the b10knowledge of the Son of God, to a 11matureman, to the measure of the staturecwhich belongs to the 12fullness of Christ.
14dAs a result, we are 13nolonger to be children, 14tossedhere and there by waves and carriedabout by everywind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by 15craftinessein 16deceitfulscheming;
but fspeaking the truth17in love, gwe are to 18grow up in all aspects into Him who is the 19head, even Christ,
from whom20the wholebody, being fitted and heldtogetherhby whateveryjointsupplies, according to the iproperworking of eachindividualpart, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself21in love.
1722Sothis I say, and affirmtogether with the Lord, 23that you walknolongerjust as the Gentilesalsowalk, in the 24futility of their mind,
18being25darkened in their understanding, j26excluded from the life of Godbecause of the 27ignorance that is in them, because of the 28hardness of their heart;
and they, having 29becomecallous, 30have giventhemselvesover to 31sensualitykfor the practice of everykind of impurity with greediness.
But you did not 32learnlChrist in thisway,