Ephesians 4


Walk Worthy of the Calling

I appeal then to you, I the prisoner in the Lord, [2worthily 1to walk] of the calling of which you were called, with all humility and gentleness, with leniency, enduring one another in love; hurrying to keep the unity of the spirit in the bonding together of peace. One body, and one spirit, as also you were called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one belief, one immersion; one God and father of all, the one over all, and through all, and in you all.

Gifts to the Saints

[3one 1And 2in each] of us was given the favor according to the measure of the gift of the Christ. Therefore he says, Having ascended into the height he captured the captivity, and he gave gifts to men. And the one that ascended, what is it unless that also he came down first unto the lower parts of the earth? 10 The one having come down, he is also the one having ascended up above all the heavens, that he should fulfill all things. 11 And he gave some indeed for apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists; but some shepherds and teachers, 12 for the readying of the holy ones for a work of service, for edification of the body of the Christ; 13 until we should [2arrive 1all] in the unity of the belief, and of the full knowledge of the son of God, in [2man 1a perfect], in the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ; 14 that no longer should we be infants, being swelled and carried round about by every wind of the instruction, in the cunning of men, in cleverness to the craft of the delusion. 15 But being truthful in love, we should grow in him in all things, which is the head -- the Christ; 16 from whom all the body being fitted together, and being instructed by every ligament of supply, according to energy in measure [2one 1of each] part, the growth of the body to produce for itself to the construction of itself in love.

Be Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind

17 This then I say and testify in the Lord, for you to no longer walk as also the rest of the nations walk, in the folly of their mind, 18 being darkened in the mind, being separated from the life of God, through the ignorance being in them, through the callousness of their heart; 19 ones who being numbed, delivered themselves up to lewdness, for a work of all uncleanness in a desire for wealth. 20 But you [2not 3thus 1learned] the Christ, 21 if indeed you heard him, and [2in 3him 1were taught], as truth is in Jesus; 22 for you to put aside according to the former behavior, the old man, the one being corrupt according to the desires of the deception; 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 and to put on the new man, the one according to God being created in righteousness and sacredness of the truth. 25 Therefore having put aside the lie, let [2speak 3truth 1each] with his neighbor! for we are [2of one another 1members]. 26 Be angry and do not sin! [3the 4sun 1Do not 2let] set upon the provocation to your anger! 27 nor give place to the devil! 28 The one stealing no longer let him steal! but rather let him tire working what is good with the hands! that he should have something to share with the one [2need 1having]. 29 Every [2word 1rotten] from out of your mouth, let it not go forth! but if any good word for edification for the need, let it go forth so that it should give favor to the ones hearing. 30 And do not fret the [2spirit 1holy] of God, in which you were sealed for the day of release by ransom! 31 All bitterness, and rage, and anger, and roaring, and blasphemy take away from you with all evil! 32 And be to one another gracious, compassionate, granting to each other, as also God granted to us in Christ!
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