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Ephesians 4 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called: 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
2 With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
4 One body and one Spirit: as you are called in one hope of your calling. 4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called--
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism. 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all. 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ. 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
8 Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men. 8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men."
9 Now that he ascended, what is it, but because he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended above all the heavens: that he might fill all things. 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)
11 And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors: 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the word of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
13 Until we all meet into the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ: 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 That henceforth we be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.
15 But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ: 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
16 From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
17 This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind: 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.
18 Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.
19 Who despairing have given themselves up to lasciviousness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto covetousness. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.
20 But you have not so learned Christ: 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.
21 If so be that you have heard him and have been taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus: 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
22 To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
23 And be renewed in spirit of your mind: 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
24 And put on the new man, who according to God is created in justice and holiness of truth. 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 Wherefore, putting away lying, speak ye the truth, every man with his neighbour. For we are members one of another. 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
26 Be angry: and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27 Give not place to the devil. 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
28 He that stole, let him now steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.
29 Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness and anger and indignation and clamour and blasphemy be put away from you, with all malice. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
32 And be ye kind one to another: merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.