Ephesians 4:1-14 NAS

Unity of the Spirit

1 Therefore I, 1the prisoner of the Lord, 2implore you to 3walk in a manner worthy of the 4calling with which you have been 5called,

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2 with all 6humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another 7in love,

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3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the 8bond of peace.

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4 There is 9one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one 10hope of your calling;

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5 11one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

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6 one God and Father of all 12who is over all and through all and in all.

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7 But 13to each one of us 14grace was given 15according to the measure of Christ's gift.

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8 Therefore ait says, "16WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE 17LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."

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9 (Now this expression, "He 18ascended," what bdoes it mean except that He also chad descended into 19the lower parts of the earth?

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    • š 4:9 - Lit "is it except"
    • › 4:9 - One early ms reads "had first descended"
      10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended 20far above all the heavens, so that He might 21fill all things.)

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      11 And He 22gave 23some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as 24evangelists, and some as pastors and 25teachers,

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      12 26for the equipping of the dsaints for the work of service, to the building up of 27the body of Christ;

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      13 until we all attain to 28the unity of the faith, and of the e29knowledge of the Son of God, to a 30mature man, to the measure of the stature fwhich belongs to the 31fullness of Christ.

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        •  4:13 - Or "true knowledge"
        • ž 4:13 - Lit "of the fullness"
          14 gAs a result, we are 32no longer to be children, 33tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by 34craftiness hin 35deceitful scheming;

          References for Ephesians 4:14

            • Ÿ 4:14 - Lit "So that we will no longer be"
            •   4:14 - Lit "with regard to the scheming of deceit"