Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 4:11-16

New King James Version

New International Version

Ephesians 4:11-16

NKJV 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and 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, NKJV 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of 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 NKJV 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness 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. NKJV 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 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. NKJV 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--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. NKJV 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself 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.