Ephesians 4:11-21 (New American Standard)

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11 And He 1gave 2some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as 3evangelists, and some as pastors and 4teachers, 12 5for the equipping of the asaints for the work of service, to the building up of 6the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to 7the unity of the faith, and of the b8knowledge of the Son of God, to a 9mature man, to the measure of the stature cwhich belongs to the 10fullness of Christ. 14 dAs a result, we are 11no longer to be children, 12tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by 13craftiness ein 14deceitful scheming; 15 but fspeaking the truth 15in love, gwe are to 16grow up in all aspects into Him who is the 17head, even Christ, 16 from whom 18the whole body, being fitted and held together hby what every joint supplies, according to the iproper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself 19in love.

The Christian's Walk

17 20So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, 21that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the 22futility of their mind, 18 being 23darkened in their understanding, j24excluded from the life of God because of the 25ignorance that is in them, because of the 26hardness of their heart; 19 and they, having 27become callous, 28have given themselves over to 29sensuality kfor the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20 But you did not 30learn lChrist in this way, 21 if indeed you 31have heard Him and have 32been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
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