Therefore I bound for the Lord beseech you, that ye walk worthily in the calling, in which ye be called,
with all meekness and mildness, with patience supporting each other in charity [with patience supporting, or up-bearing, together in charity],
busy to keep unity of Spirit in the bond of peace.
One body and one Spirit, as ye be called in one hope of your calling;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all, which is above all men, and by all things, and in us all.
But to each of us grace is given by the measure of the giving of Christ [after the measure of the giving of Christ];
for which thing he saith, He ascending on high, led captivity captive, he gave gifts to men.
But what is it, that he ascended up, no but that also he came down first into the lower parts of the earth? [Forsooth that he ascended, what is it, no but for he descended first into the lower parts of the earth?]
He it is that came down, and that ascended [up] on all heavens, that he should fill all things.
And he gave some apostles, some prophets, others evangelists, others shepherds and teachers,
to the full ending of saints, into the work of ministry, into [the] edification of Christ's body,
till we run all, into unity of faith and of knowing of God's Son, into a perfect man, after the measure of the age of the plenty of Christ; [till we run all, in unity of faith and of knowing of God's Son, into a perfect man, into the measure of age of the plenty of Christ;]
that we be not now little children, moving as waves, and be not borne about with each wind of teaching [and be borne about with all wind of teaching], in the waywardness of men, in subtle wit, to the deceiving of error.
But do we truth in charity, and wax in him by all things, that is Christ our head; [Forsooth we doing truth in charity, wax in him by all things, that is Christ the head;]
of whom all the body set together, and bound together by each jointure of under-serving, by working into the measure of each member [after working into the measure of each member], maketh increasing of the body, into [the] edification of itself in charity.