Ephesians 4:4
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New International Version
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

King James Bible
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

Darby Bible Translation
[There is] one body and one Spirit, as ye have been also called in one hope of your calling;

World English Bible
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;

Young's Literal Translation
one body and one Spirit, according as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There is one body - Viz. of Christ, which is his Church.

One Spirit - The Holy Ghost, who animates this body.

One hope - Of everlasting glory, to which glory ye have been called by the preaching of the Gospel; through which ye have become the body of Christ, instinct with the energy of the Holy Ghost.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

one body.

Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Romans 12:4,5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...

1 Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1 Corinthians 12:12,13,20 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ...

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful.

one Spirit.

Ephesians 2:18,22 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father...

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received...

as. See on ver.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling...

Jeremiah 14:8 O the hope of Israel, the savior thereof in time of trouble, why should you be as a stranger in the land...

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 6:18,19 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

1 Peter 1:3,4,21 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Library
January 14. "Unto the Measure of the Stature of the Fulness of Christ" (Eph. Iv. 13).
"Unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" (Eph. iv. 13). God loves us so well that He will not suffer us to take less than His highest will. Some day we shall bless our faithful teacher, who kept the standard inflexibly rigid, and then gave us the strength and grace to reach it, and would not excuse us until we had accomplished all His glorious will. Let us be inexorable with ourselves. Let us mean exactly what God means, and have no discounts upon His promises or commandments. Let
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The End of Religion
EPHESIANS iv. 23, 24. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and put ye on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. This text is exceedingly valuable to us for it tells us the end and aim of all religion. It tells us why we are to pray, whether at home or in church; why we are to read our Bibles and good books; why we are to be what is commonly called religious. It tells us, I say, the end and aim of all religion; namely, that we may put on 'the new man, which
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

Grieving the Spirit
'Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.'--Eph. iv. 30. The miracle of Christianity is the Incarnation. It is not a link in a chain, but a new beginning, the entrance into the cosmic order of a Divine Power. The sequel of Bethlehem and Calvary and Olivet is the upper room and the Pentecost. There is the issue of the whole mission and work of Christ--the planting in the heart of humanity of a new and divine life. All Christendom is professing to commemorate
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The Threefold Unity
'One Lord, one faith, one baptism.'--Eph. iv. 5. The thought of the unity of the Church is very prominent in this epistle. It is difficult for us, amidst our present divisions, to realise how strange and wonderful it then was that a bond should have been found which drew together men of all nations, ranks, and characters. Pharisee and philosopher, high-born women and slaves, Roman patricians and gladiators, Asiatic Greeks and Syrian Jews forgot their feuds and sat together as one in Christ. It is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Cross References
Romans 11:29
for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Romans 12:4
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

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

1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.

Ephesians 1:18
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

Ephesians 2:16
and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.

Ephesians 2:18
For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

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