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Ephesians 4 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore I bound for the Lord beseech you, that ye walk worthily in the calling, in which ye be 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 meekness and mildness, with patience supporting each other in charity [with patience supporting, or up-bearing, together in charity], 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 busy to keep unity of 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 ye be 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, which is above all men, and by all things, and in us all. 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each of us grace is given by the measure of the giving of Christ [after the measure of the giving of Christ]; 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
8 for which thing he saith, He ascending on high, 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 But what is it, that he ascended up, no but that also he came down first into the lower parts of the earth? [Forsooth that he ascended, what is it, no but for he 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 it is that came down, and that ascended [up] on all heavens, that he should 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, some prophets, others evangelists, others shepherds and teachers, 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 to the full ending of saints, into the work of ministry, into [the] edification of Christ's body, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
13 till we run all, into unity of faith and of knowing of God's Son, into a perfect man, after the measure of the age of the plenty of Christ; [till we run all, in unity of faith and of knowing of God's Son, into a perfect man, into the measure of age of the plenty 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 we be not now little children, moving as waves, and be not borne about with each wind of teaching [and be borne about with all wind of teaching], in the waywardness of men, in subtle wit, to the deceiving of error. 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 do we truth in charity, and wax in him by all things, that is Christ our head; [Forsooth we doing truth in charity, wax in him by all things, that is Christ the head;] 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
16 of whom all the body set together, and bound together by each jointure of under-serving, by working into the measure of each member [after working into the measure of each member], maketh increasing of the body, into [the] edification 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 Therefore I say and witness this thing in the Lord [Therefore this thing I say, and witness in the Lord], that ye walk not now, as heathen men walk, in the vanity of their wit; 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 that have understanding darkened with darknesses [having their understanding darkened], and be aliened from the life of God, by ignorance that is in them, for the blindness of their heart. 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 Which despairing betook themselves to unchastity, into the working of all uncleanness in 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 ye have not so learned Christ, 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.
21 if nevertheless ye heard him, and be taught in him, as is truth in Jesus. 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
22 Do ye away by the old living the old man, that is corrupt by the desires of error; [Do ye away after the first living the old man, that is corrupt after the desires 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 ye renewed in the spirit of your soul; [+forsooth be ye renewed, or made new again, by the spirit of your mind;] 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
24 and clothe ye the new man, which is made after God in rightwiseness and holiness of truth. [and clothe ye the new man, which after God is made of nought in rightwiseness and holiness of truth.] 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 For which thing put ye away lying, and speak ye truth each man with his neighbour, for we be members each to other. [For which thing putting away lying, speak truth each man with his neighbour, for we be members together.] 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 ye wroth, and do not do sin; the sun fall not down on your wrath [the sun fall not down upon your wrath]. 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27 Do not ye give stead to the devil. 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
28 He that stole, now steal he not; but more rather travail he in working with his hands that that is good, that he have whereof he shall give to the needy. [He that stole, now steal not; but more travail he in working with his hands that that is good thing, that he have whereof he shall give to a man suffering 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 Each evil word go not out of your mouth; but if any is good to the edification of faith, that it give grace to men that hear [that it give grace to men hearing]. 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 do not ye make the Holy Ghost of God sorry [And do not ye make the Holy Ghost of God sorry, or heavy], in which ye be marked in 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 All bitterness, and wrath, and indignation, and cry, and blasphemy be taken 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 together benign [forsooth be ye together benign, or of good will], merciful, forgiving together, as also God forgave to you in Christ. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.