Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 4:12-22

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Ephesians 4:12-22

ASV 12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up 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 ASV 13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness 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. ASV 14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; 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. ASV 15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, [even] 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. ASV 16 from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in [due] measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up 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. ASV 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind, 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. ASV 18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their 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. ASV 19 who being past feeling gave themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 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. ASV 20 But ye did not so learn Christ; NIV 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. ASV 21 if so be that ye heard him, and were taught in him, even 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. ASV 22 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 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;