Ephesians 4

I therefore, a prisoner in our Lord, beseech of you, that ye walk, (as it becometh the calling wherewith ye are called,) with all lowliness of mind, and quietness, and long suffering; and that ye be forbearing one towards another, in love. And be ye solicitous to keep the unity of the Spirit, in a bond of peace; so that ye may become one body, and one Spirit; even as ye are called unto one hope of your calling. For, the Lord is one, and the faith one, and the baptism one; and one God is the Father of all, and over all, and by all, and in us all. And to each of us grace is given, according to the measure of the gift of the Messiah. Wherefore it is said: He ascended on high, and carried captivity captive, and gave gifts to men. Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also previously descended to the interior regions of the earth? 10 He who descended, is also the same that ascended up, high above all the heavens, that he might fulfill all things. 11 And he gave some, legates; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers: 12 for perfecting the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the body of the Messiah; 13 until we all become one and the same, in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and one complete man according to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah: 14 and that we might not be children, agitated and turned about by every wind of the crafty doctrines of men who plot to seduce by their subtilty: 15 but that we might be established in our love; and that every thing in us might progress in the Messiah, who is the head: 16 and from him it is, the whole body is framed together and compacted by all the junctures, according to the gift that is imparted by measure to each member, for the growth of the body; that his edifice may be perfected in love. 17 And this I say, and testify in the Lord, that henceforth ye walk not as the other Gentiles, who walk in the vanity of their mind: 18 and they are dark in their understandings, and are alienated from the life of God, because there is not in them knowledge, and because of the blindness of their heart. 19 They have cut off their hope, and have given themselves over to lasciviousness, and to the practice of all uncleanness in their greediness. 20 But ye have not so learned the Messiah; 21 if ye have truly heard him, and by him have learned as the truth is in Jesus. 22 But ye have learned, that ye should lay aside your former practices, the old man that is corrupted with the lusts of error; 23 and should be renewed in the spirit of your minds; 24 and should put on the new man, that is created by God in righteousness and in the holiness of truth. 25 Wherefore, put away from you lying, and speak ye the truth each with his neighbor; for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: and let not the sun go down upon your wrath. 27 And give no place to the Accuser. 28 And let him that stole, steal no more; but let him labor with his hands, and do good acts; that he may have to give to him who needeth. 29 Let no hateful language come from your mouth, but that which is decorous, and useful for edification, that it may convey grace to those who hear. 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and anger, and wrath, and clamoring, and reviling, be taken from you, with all malice: 32 and be ye affectionate towards one another, and sympathetic; and forgive ye one another, as God by the Messiah hath forgiven us.
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