121for the equipping of the asaints for the work of service, to the building up of 2the body of Christ;
13until we allattain to 3the unity of the faith, and of the b4knowledge of the Son of God, to a 5matureman, to the measure of the staturecwhich belongs to the 6fullness of Christ.
14dAs a result, we are 7nolonger to be children, 8tossedhere and there by waves and carriedabout by everywind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by 9craftinessein 10deceitfulscheming;
but fspeaking the truth11in love, gwe are to 12grow up in all aspects into Him who is the 13head, even Christ,
from whom14the wholebody, being fitted and heldtogetherhby whateveryjointsupplies, according to the iproperworking of eachindividualpart, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself15in love.
1716Sothis I say, and affirmtogether with the Lord, 17that you walknolongerjust as the Gentilesalsowalk, in the 18futility of their mind,
18being19darkened in their understanding, j20excluded from the life of Godbecause of the 21ignorance that is in them, because of the 22hardness of their heart;
and they, having 23becomecallous, 24have giventhemselvesover to 25sensualitykfor the practice of everykind of impurity with greediness.
But you did not 26learnlChrist in thisway,
21ifindeed you 27have heard Him and have 28been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
that, in reference to your formermanner of life, you 29layaside the 30oldmself, which is being corrupted in accordance with the 31lusts of deceit,