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Ephesians 4:12-22 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 Their task is to equip God's people for the work of service that builds the body of the Messiah, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
13 until we all arrive at the unity implied by trusting and knowing the Son of God, at full manhood, at the standard of maturity set by the Messiah's perfection. 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 We will then no longer be infants tossed about by the waves and blown along by every wind of teaching, at the mercy of people clever in devising ways to deceive. 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 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in every respect grow up into him who is the head, the Messiah. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
16 Under his control, the whole body is being fitted and held together by the support of every joint, with each part working to fulfill its function; this is how the body grows and builds itself up 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 Therefore I say this - indeed, in union with the Lord I insist on it: do not live any longer as the pagans live, with their sterile ways of thinking. 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 Their intelligence has been shrouded in darkness, and they are estranged from the life of God, because of the ignorance in them, which in turn comes from resisting God's will. 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 They have lost all feeling, so they have abandoned themselves to sensuality, practicing any kind of impurity and always greedy for more. 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 this is not the lesson you learned from the Messiah! 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.
21 If you really listened to him and were instructed about him, then you learned that since what is in Yeshua is truth, 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
22 then, so far as your former way of life is concerned, you must strip off your old nature, because your old nature is thoroughly rotted by its deceptive desires; 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;