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Ephesians 4:1-10 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- 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 all. 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train 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 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ? 9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ?
10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)