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Ephesians 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Unity of the Spirit

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:1 -

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:2 - with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:3 - being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:4 - There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:5 - one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:6 - one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:7 -

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:8 - Therefore [fn]it says,




Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:9 -

(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what [fn]does it mean except that He also [fn]descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:10 - He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:11 - And He Himself gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:12 - for the equipping of the [fn]saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:13 - until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the [fn]full knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature [fn]which belongs to the fullness of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:14 - so that we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness [fn]in deceitful scheming,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:15 - but [fn]speaking the truth in love, [fn]we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, that is Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:16 - from whom the whole body, being joined and held together [fn]by what every joint supplies, according to the properly measured working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Put On the New Man

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:17 -

Therefore this I say, and testify in the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:18 - being darkened in their mind, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:19 - And they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality [fn]for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:20 - But you did not learn [fn]Christ in this way
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:21 - if indeed you heard Him and were taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:22 - [fn]to lay aside, in reference to your former conduct, the old man, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:23 - and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:24 - and to put on the new man, which [fn]in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:25 -

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:26 - BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:27 - and do not give the devil [fn]an opportunity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:28 - He who steals must steal no longer, but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with [fn]one who has need.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:29 - Let no [fn]unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for building up [fn]what is needed, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:30 - And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, [fn]by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:31 - Let all bitterness and anger and wrath and shouting and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:32 - Instead, be kind to one another, tender-hearted, graciously forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has graciously forgiven [fn]you.
LSB Footnotes
Or He
Lit is it except
One early ms had first descended
Or holy ones
Or true knowledge
Lit of the fullness
Lit with regard to the scheming of deceit
Or holding to, being truthful in
Or let us grow up
Lit through every joint of the supply
Or greedy for the practice of every kind of impurity
Lit for you
Lit according to God
Lit a place
Lit the one
Lit rotten
Or according to the need
Lit in
Two early mss us

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