Ephesians 4:1-8 NIV

Unity in the Body of Christ

1 As a prisoner1 for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy2 of the calling3 you have received.

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2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another4 in love.5

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3 Make every effort to keep the unity6 of the Spirit through the bond of peace.7

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4 There is one body8 and one Spirit9--just as you were called to one hope when you were called10--

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5 one Lord,11 one faith, one baptism;

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6 one God and Father of all,12 who is over all and through all and in all.13

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7 But to each one of us14 grace15 has been given16 as Christ apportioned it.

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8 This is why ita says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives17 in his train and gave gifts to men."b18

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    • a 4:8 - Or "God"
    • b 4:8 - Psalm 68:18