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Ephesians 4:1-16 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk 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 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love, 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds [us]. 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 at 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 all. 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 Now grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of the Messiah's gift. 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
8 For it says: When He ascended on high, He took prisoners into captivity; He gave gifts to people. 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 does "He ascended" mean except that He descended to the lower parts of the earth? 9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ?
10 The One who descended is the same as the One who ascended far 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 personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors 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 for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up 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 reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God's Son, [growing] into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ's fullness. 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 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. 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 speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head-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 Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part. 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.