Ephesians 4:7
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New International Version
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

New Living Translation
However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.

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

New American Standard Bible
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.

King James Bible
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of the Messiah's gift.

International Standard Version
Now to each one of us grace has been given proportionate to the measure of the Messiah's gift.

NET Bible
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But to each one of us grace is given according to the size of the gift of The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's favor has been given to each of us. It was measured out to us by Christ who gave it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But unto each one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

American King James Version
But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

American Standard Version
But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
But to each one of us has been given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ.

English Revised Version
But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet to each of us individually grace was given, measured out with the munificence of Christ.

World English Bible
But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
and to each one of you was given the grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 7-16. - VARIETY OF GIFTS IN CONNECTION WITH UNITY; USE TO BE MADE OF THEM. Verse 7. - But to each one of us was grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. In the Church all do not get alike; grace is not given in equal measures as the manna in the wilderness; Christ, as the great Bestower, measures out his gifts, and each receives according to his measure. Compare parable of talents. "Grace" does not refer merely to supernatural gifts, but also to the ordinary spiritual gifts of men. These are varied, because what each gets he gets for the good of the rest; the Church is a fellowship or brotherhood, where each has an interest in all and all in each, and is bound to act accordingly.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But unto everyone of us is given grace,.... Which may refer to the saints in common, and may be interpreted of justifying, pardoning, adopting, sanctifying, and persevering grace, bestowed upon them all, freely and liberally, not grudgingly, nor niggardly, and without motive and condition in them; or to the ministers of the Gospel, and so design gifts fitting for the ministry, which every one has, though differing one from another, and all of free grace:

according to the measure of the gift of Christ: either according to the gift of grace to Christ before the world began, and the measure of it, which he communicates to them in time, even grace for grace; or according to that measure of gifts which Christ received from men at his ascension: it may be observed that every member of Christ, and minister of his, receive more or less grace and gifts from him; and that what they receive is all of free grace, and in measure; and though they may have gifts differing one from another, yet all are useful; so that there is no room for pride, envy, and contempt, which would break in upon the unity of the Spirit; for what is said from Ephesians 4:3 contains so many arguments to stir up the saints to endeavour to preserve that.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. But—Though "one" in our common connection with "one Lord, one faith, &c., one God," yet "each one of us" has assigned to him his own particular gift, to be used for the good of the whole: none is overlooked; none therefore can be dispensed with for the edifying of the Church (Eph 4:12). A motive to unity (Eph 4:3). Translate, "Unto each one of us was the grace (which was bestowed by Christ at His ascension, Eph 4:8) given according to," &c.

the measure—the amount "of the gift of Christ" (Ro 12:3, 6).

Ephesians 4:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Unity in the Body
6one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. 7But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. 8Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."…
Cross References
Romans 12:3
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

1 Corinthians 12:7
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12:11
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Ephesians 3:2
Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,

Hebrews 2:4
God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Treasury of Scripture

But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

unto.

Ephesians 4:8-14 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, …

Matthew 25:15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; …

Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given …

1 Corinthians 12:8-11,28-30 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another …

grace.

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

1 Peter 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one …

the measure.

Ephesians 3:2 If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is …

John 3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not …

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among …

2 Corinthians 10:13-15 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according …

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