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Ephesians 4 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Unity of the Spirit

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:1 - Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:2 - with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:3 - being diligent to preserve 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]had 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 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]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 - [fn]As a result, 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, even Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:16 - from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together [fn]by what every joint supplies, according to the [fn]proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

The Christian's Walk

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:17 - So this I say, and affirm together with 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 understanding, [fn]excluded 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 have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:22 - that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old [fn]self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:23 - and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:24 - and put on the new [fn]self, 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 edification [fn]according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:30 - 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 wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:32 - Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven [fn]you.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, He
Literally: is it except
One early ms reads had first descended
Or, holy ones
Or, true knowledge
Literally: of the fullness
Literally: So that we will no longer be
Literally: with regard to the scheming of deceit
Or, holding to or being truthful in
Or, let us grow up
Literally: through every joint of the supply
Literally: working in measure
Or, alienated
Or, greedy for the practice of every kind of impurity
I.e. the Messiah
Literally: man
Literally: man
Literally: according to God
Literally: a place
Literally: the one
Literally: rotten
Literally: of the need
Literally: in
Two early mss read us

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