Ephesians 4:7

7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

Read Ephesians 4:7 Using Other Translations

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.

What does Ephesians 4:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ephesians 4:7

But unto everyone of us is given grace
Which may refer to the saints in common, and may be interpreted of justifying, pardoning, adopting, sanctifying, and persevering grace, bestowed upon them all, freely and liberally, not grudgingly, nor niggardly, and without motive and condition in them; or to the ministers of the Gospel, and so design gifts fitting for the ministry, which every one has, though differing one from another, and all of free grace:

according to the measure of the gift of Christ:
either according to the gift of grace to Christ before the world began, and the measure of it, which he communicates to them in time, even grace for grace; or according to that measure of gifts which Christ received from men at his ascension: it may be observed that every member of Christ, and minister of his, receive more or less grace and gifts from him; and that what they receive is all of free grace, and in measure; and though they may have gifts differing one from another, yet all are useful; so that there is no room for pride, envy, and contempt, which would break in upon the unity of the Spirit; for what is said from ( Ephesians 4:3 ) contains so many arguments to stir up the saints to endeavour to preserve that.

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