Ephesians 4

1I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, call on you to walk worthily of the calling in which ye were called, 2with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing each other in love. 3Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, 4one body, and one Spirit. Just as also ye were called in one hope of your calling, 5one Lord, one faith, one immersion, 6one God and Father of all. He is over all, and through all, and in us all. 7But the grace was given to each of us, according to the measure of the gift of the Christ. 8Therefore he says, Having ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men. 9And what is the ascended, except that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is also the same man who ascended high above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things. 11And indeed he gave the apostles, and the prophets, and the evangelists, and the shepherds and teachers 12for the perfecting of the sanctified, for the work of ministry, for edification of the body of the Christ. 13Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a standard of stature of the fullness of the Christ. 14So that we may no longer be childish, tossed about and carried about by every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in craftiness with the methodology of error. 15But being truthful in love, we may cause all things to grow for him who is the head-the Christ- 16from whom the whole body, joined together and united together through every connection of the supply, according to the working of each one part within a standard, makes the growth of the body for the construction of itself by love. 17This I say therefore, and solemnly declare in the Lord, for you to walk no longer as also the other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the callousness of their heart. 19Who, having become callous, gave themselves over to licentiousness for the work of all uncleanness in greed. 20But ye did not so learn the Christ, 21if indeed ye heard him, and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus, 22for you to put off the old man according to your former conduct, the man who is corrupt according to the desires of deceitfulness, 23and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24and to put on the new man according to God, the man who was created in righteousness and piety of the truth. 25Therefore having put off falsehood, let each man speak truth with his neighbor, because we are body-parts of each other. 26Be ye angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath, 27neither give a place to the devil. 28Let the man who steals steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the good, so that he may have to give to him who has need. 29Let no corrupt speech go out of your mouth, rather if there is any good word for edification of a need, so that it may give grace to those who hear. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye are sealed for a day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and reviling be taken away from you, with all evil. 32And become good toward each other, compassionate, forgiving each other, even as also God in Christ forgave us.
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