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Ephesians 4:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In light of all this, here's what I want you to do. While I'm locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk - better yet, run! - on the road God called you to travel. I don't want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don't want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
2 And mark that you do this with humility and discipline - not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
3 alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
4 You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. 4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called--
5 You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness. 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.