Ephesians 4:16
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New International Version
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

New Living Translation
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

English Standard Version
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Berean Study Bible
From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. And as each individual part does its work, the body grows and builds itself up in love.

Berean Literal Bible
from whom the whole body, being joined together and being held together by every ligament of its supply, according to the working in the measure of each individual part, the increase of the body makes for itself, to the building up of itself in love.

New American Standard Bible
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

King James Bible
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

International Standard Version
in whom the whole body is united and held together by every ligament with which it is supplied. As each individual part does its job, the body builds itself up in love.

NET Bible
From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love.

New Heart English Bible
from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And from him, the whole body constructed and joined in every joint, according to a gift given in measure to every member for his growth of the body, that his building may be completed in love.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He makes the whole body fit together and unites it through the support of every joint. As each and every part does its job, he makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

New American Standard 1977
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Jubilee Bible 2000
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and well tied together among itself by the nourishment that every connecting bond supplies, by the operation of each member according to measure they have received, making increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in charity.

King James 2000 Bible
From whom the whole body being fitly joined together and knit together by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

American King James Version
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

American Standard Version
from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity.

Darby Bible Translation
from whom the whole body, fitted together, and connected by every joint of supply, according to [the] working in [its] measure of each one part, works for itself the increase of the body to its self-building up in love.

English Revised Version
from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.

Webster's Bible Translation
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

Weymouth New Testament
Dependent on Him, the whole body--its various parts closely fitting and firmly adhering to one another-- grows by the aid of every contributory link, with power proportioned to the need of each individual part, so as to build itself up in a spirit of love.

World English Bible
from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

Young's Literal Translation
from whom the whole body, being fitly joined together and united, through the supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:7-16 Unto every believer is given some gift of grace, for their mutual help. All is given as seems best to Christ to bestow upon every one. He received for them, that he might give to them, a large measure of gifts and graces; particularly the gift of the Holy Ghost. Not a mere head knowledge, or bare acknowledging Christ to be the Son of God, but such as brings trust and obedience. There is a fulness in Christ, and a measure of that fulness given in the counsel of God to every believer; but we never come to the perfect measure till we come to heaven. God's children are growing, as long as they are in this world; and the Christian's growth tends to the glory of Christ. The more a man finds himself drawn out to improve in his station, and according to his measure, all that he has received, to the spiritual good of others, he may the more certainly believe that he has the grace of sincere love and charity rooted in his heart.
Study Bible
Unity in the Body
15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ Himself, who is the head. 16From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. And as each individual part does its work, the body grows and builds itself up in love. 17So I tell you this, and testify to it in the Lord: You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.…
Cross References
Romans 12:4
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all members have the same function,

1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf.

Ephesians 1:4
For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love

Colossians 2:19
and he loses connection to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God causes it to grow.
Treasury of Scripture

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

whom. See on ver.

Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for …

John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches: He that stays in me, and I in …

fitly.

Job 10:10,11 Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese…

Psalm 139:15,16 My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and …

1 Corinthians 12:12-28 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members …

Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and …

the effectual.

Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace …

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

edifying.

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, …

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the …

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted …

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have …

1 Corinthians 13:4-9,13 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that …

Galatians 5:6,13,14,22 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, …

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is …

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