Ephesians 4:12-22 (New American Standard)

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12 1for the equipping of the asaints for the work of service, to the building up of 2the body of Christ ; 13 until we all attain to 3the unity of the faith, and of the b4knowledge of the Son of God, to a 5mature man, to the measure of the stature cwhich belongs to the 6fullness of Christ. 14 dAs a result, we are 7no longer to be children, 8tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by 9craftiness ein 10deceitful scheming ; 15 but fspeaking the truth 11in love, gwe are to 12grow up in all aspects into Him who is the 13head, even Christ, 16 from whom 14the 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 15in love.

The Christian's Walk

17 16So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, 17that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the 18futility of their mind, 18 being 19darkened in their understanding, j20excluded from the life of God because of the 21ignorance that is in them, because of the 22hardness of their heart ; 19 and they, having 23become callous, 24have given themselves over to 25sensuality kfor the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20 But you did not 26learn lChrist in this way, 21 if indeed you 27have heard Him and have 28been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you 29lay aside the 30old mself, which is being corrupted in accordance with the 31lusts of deceit,
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