Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 4:7-16

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Ephesians 4:7-16

NIV 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. NIV 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. NIV 8 This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” NIV 8 This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” NIV 9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ? NIV 9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ? NIV 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) NIV 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) NIV 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, NIV 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, NIV 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up NIV 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up NIV 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. NIV 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. NIV 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. NIV 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. NIV 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. NIV 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. NIV 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. NIV 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

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