Ephesians 4
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1Therefore, I, the prisoner of the Lord, am exhorting you to walk worthily of the calling to which you were called 2With all humility and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit, even as you were also called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6One God and Father of all, Who is over all, and through all, and in you all.

7But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8For this very reason, He says that after ascending on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.

9Now He Who ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He Who descended is the same One Who also ascended above all the heavens so that He might fulfill all things. 11And He gave some as apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; 13Until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14So that we no longer be children, tossed and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men in cunning craftiness, with a view to the systematizing of the error; 15But holding the truth in love, may in all things grow up into Him Who is the Head, even Christ 16From Whom all the body, fitly framed and compacted together by that which every joint supplies, according to its inner working in the measure of each individual part, is making the increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

17So then, I declare and testify this in the Lord that you are no longer to walk even as the rest of the Gentiles are walking, in the vanity of their minds, 18Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their hearts. 19They have cast off all feelings, and have given themselves up to licentiousness, to work every uncleanness with insatiable desire. 20But you have not so learned Christ; 21If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, according to the truth in Jesus: 22That concerning your former conduct, you put off the old man, which is corrupt according to deceitful lusts; 23And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that you put on the new man, which according to God is created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

25Therefore, let each one put away lies and speak the truth with his neighbor because we are members of one another. 26When you become angry, do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger; 27Neither give place to the devil. 28Let the one who stole, steal no more; rather, let him labor with his hands, working at what is good, so that he may impart something to the one who has need. 29Do not let any corrupt communication come out of your mouth, but that which is good and needful for edification that it may give grace to those who hear. 30And do not vex the Holy Spirit of God by which you have been sealed for the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and indignation, and wrath, and clamor, and evil speaking be removed from you, together with all malice; 32And be kind and tenderhearted toward one another, forgiving one another, even as God has also in Christ forgiven you.

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