Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 4:12-22

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Ephesians 4:12-22

CJB 12 Their task is to equip God's people for the work of service that builds the body of the Messiah, NIV 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up CJB 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. 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. CJB 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. 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. CJB 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in every respect grow up into him who is the head, the Messiah. NIV 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. CJB 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. 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. CJB 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. 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. CJB 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. 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. CJB 19 They have lost all feeling, so they have abandoned themselves to sensuality, practicing any kind of impurity and always greedy for more. 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. CJB 20 But this is not the lesson you learned from the Messiah! NIV 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. CJB 21 If you really listened to him and were instructed about him, then you learned that since what is in Yeshua is truth, NIV 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. CJB 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; 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;