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Ephesians 4:7-16

RSVA 7 But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. NIV 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. RSVA 8 Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." NIV 8 This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." RSVA 9 (In saying, "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 ? RSVA 10 He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, 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.) RSVA 11 And his gifts were that some should 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, RSVA 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 RSVA 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; 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. RSVA 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. 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. RSVA 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to 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. RSVA 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. 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.