For the perfecting of the saints, for the word of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Until we all meet into the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ:
That henceforth we be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive.
But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:
From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity.
This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind:
Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.
Who despairing have given themselves up to lasciviousness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto covetousness.
But you have not so learned Christ:
If so be that you have heard him and have been taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus:
To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error.