Ephesians 4:12

For the perfecting (pro ton katartismon). Late and rare word (in Galen in medical sense, in papyri for house-furnishing), only here in N.T., though katartisi in 2 Corinthians 13:9 , both from katartizw, to mend ( Matthew 4:21 ; Galatians 6:1 ). "For the mending (repair) of the saints." Unto the building up (ei oikodomhn). See Galatians 2:21 . This is the ultimate goal in all these varied gifts, "building up."