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Ephesians 4

NRS 1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, NIV 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. NRS 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, NIV 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. NRS 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. NIV 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. NRS 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, NIV 4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- NRS 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, NIV 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; NRS 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. NIV 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. NRS 7 But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ's gift. NIV 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. NRS 8 Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people." NIV 8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." NRS 9 (When it says, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? NIV 9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ? NRS 10 He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) NIV 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) NRS 11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, NIV 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, NRS 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, NIV 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up NRS 13 until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. NIV 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. NRS 14 We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people's trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. NIV 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. NRS 15 But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, NIV 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. NRS 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's growth in building itself up in love. NIV 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. NRS 17 Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds. NIV 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. NRS 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. NIV 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. NRS 19 They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. NIV 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. NRS 20 That is not the way you learned Christ! NIV 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. NRS 21 For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus. NIV 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. NRS 22 You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, NIV 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; NRS 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, NIV 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; NRS 24 and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. NIV 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. NRS 25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. NIV 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. NRS 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, NIV 26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, NRS 27 and do not make room for the devil. NIV 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. NRS 28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. NIV 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. NRS 29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. NIV 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. NRS 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. NIV 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. NRS 31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, NIV 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. NRS 32 and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. NIV 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.