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

 
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12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building 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 attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of 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 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles. 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 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into 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, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds 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 Now this I affirm and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds; 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 they are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of 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 they have become callous and have given themselves up to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of uncleanness. 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 You did not so learn Christ! -- 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.
21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the 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 Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, 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;