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Ephesians 4 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Call upon you, then, do I -- the prisoner of the Lord -- to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were 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 lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love, 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace; 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
4 one body and one Spirit, according as also ye were 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] over all, and through all, and in you all, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 and to each one of you was given the grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ, 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
8 wherefore, he saith, `Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and 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 and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth? 9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ?
10 he who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He may 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 [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] proclaimers of good news, and some [as] 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 unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
13 till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fulness of the 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 may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray, 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 and, being true in love, we may increase to Him [in] all things, who is the head -- the 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 fitly joined together and united, through the supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love. 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 I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations 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 being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness 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 who, having ceased to feel, themselves did give up to the lasciviousness, for the working of all uncleanness in greediness; 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 and ye did not so learn the Christ, 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.
21 if so be ye did hear him, and in him were taught, as 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 ye are to put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, that is corrupt according to the desires of the deceit, 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 to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
24 and to put on the new man, which, according to God, was created in righteousness and kindness of the truth. 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 Wherefore, putting away the lying, speak truth each with his neighbour, because 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 do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath, 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27 neither give place to the devil; 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
28 whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having 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 corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give 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 make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a 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 wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, 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 become one to another kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, according as also God in Christ did forgive you. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.