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

New Living Translation
For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.

English Standard Version
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—

Berean Study Bible
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

Berean Literal Bible
one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called into one hope of your calling;

New American Standard Bible
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;

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

Christian Standard Bible
There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope at your calling--

Contemporary English Version
All of you are part of the same body. There is only one Spirit of God, just as you were given one hope when you were chosen to be God's people.

Good News Translation
There is one body and one Spirit, just as there is one hope to which God has called you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope at your calling--

International Standard Version
There is one body and one Spirit. Likewise, you were called to the one hope of your calling.

NET Bible
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you too were called to the one hope of your calling,

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that you would be in one body and One Spirit as when you were called in one hope of your calling.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is one body and one Spirit. In the same way you were called to share one hope.

New American Standard 1977
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;

Jubilee Bible 2000
There is one body and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling,

King James 2000 Bible
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

American King James Version
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

American Standard Version
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;

Douay-Rheims Bible
One body and one Spirit; as you 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;

English Revised Version
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;

Webster's Bible Translation
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

Weymouth New Testament
There is but one body and but one Spirit, as also when you were called you had one and the same hope held out to you.

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;
Study Bible
Unity in the Body
3and with diligence to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism;…
Cross References
Romans 11:29
For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable.

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.

1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different gifts, but the same Spirit.

Ephesians 1:18
I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 2:16
and reconciling both of them to God in one body through the cross, by which He extinguished their hostility.

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

Treasury of Scripture

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

one body.

Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, …

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 …

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

1 Corinthians 12:12,13,20 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members …

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also …

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 …

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, …

as. See on ver.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk …

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know …

Jeremiah 14:8 O the hope of Israel, the savior thereof in time of trouble, why …

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 …

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard …

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, …

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the …

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according …

Hebrews 6:18,19 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

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.







Lexicon
[There is] one
ἓν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

body
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

one
ἓν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

Spirit,
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

you were called
ἐκλήθητε (eklēthēte)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

to
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

one
μιᾷ (mia)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

hope
ἐλπίδι (elpidi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

[when]
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

were called;
κλήσεως (klēseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2821: A calling, invitation; in the NT, always of a divine call. From a shorter form of kaleo; an invitation.
(4) There is one body, and one Spirit.--The words "There is" are not in the original, which starts with a striking abruption, and with that terse concentration of thought and word which marks out an embryo creed.

The "one body" is the Body of Christ, "from whom it is fitly framed, joined together, and compacted," so that in every part "it grows up into Him." But this communion with God in Christ being "the life eternal," the Holy Ghost, by making it effectual alike to the Church and to the individual soul, is the "Lord and Giver of Life." Hence, His presence is spoken of as being to the body of Christ what the spirit is to the natural body--the uniting and vivifying power for all its members. Under the same idea we have (in 1Corinthians 12:13), as a description of the first entrance into the Church of Christ, "By one Spirit are we all baptised into one body . . . and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."

Even as ye are (or rather, were) called in one hope of your calling.--The connection, though not at first obvious, is clear on consideration. Since the grace of the Holy Spirit is not only the "seal" of regeneration, but also the "earnest" (Ephesians 1:14) of future perfection, the mention of the one Spirit suggests naturally the "hope of our calling" (i.e., the perfect unity of heaven). In this, in spite of all natural and spiritual inequalities, and in spite even of our divisions and strifes upon earth, all Christians are still actually one. Hence the communion of saints is perhaps most clearly realised in the times of high spiritual aspiration, and in the near presence of death.

Verses 4-6. - WHEREIN UNITY CONSISTS - SEVEN PARTICULARS. There is one body (see Ephesians 2:16). The Church is an organic whole, of which believers are the members, and Christ the Head, supplying the vitalizing power: The real body, being constituted by vital union with Christ, is not synonymous with any single outward society. One Spirit; viz. the Holy Spirit, who alone applies the redemption of Christ, and works in the members of the Church the graces of the new creation. As ye also were called in one hope of your calling. This is one of the re-suits of the Spirit's work; when the Spirit called you he inspired you all with one hope, and this one hope was involved in the very essence of your calling (comp. Titus 2:13, "Looking for the blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ"). To all believers the Spirit imparted this one blessed hope. One Lord; Jesus Christ, unique and beyond comparison: as Teacher, all hang on his words; as Master, all own his supreme authority; to his example all refer as the standard; his likeness all covet as the highest excellence (where Mary is worshipped, though nominally you have but one Lord, virtually you have two). One faith; not objective in the sense of creed, but as denoting the one instrument of receiving salvation (Ephesians 2:8), the one belief in the one Savior by which we are justified, adopted, and in other ways blessed. One baptism. One initiatory rite admitting into the visible Church - baptism in name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, symbolic of the washing of regeneration, the one way of entering the Church invisible. One God and Father of all. We rise now to the fountain of Godhead, the one supreme Being with whom all have to do, the only Being who is or can be the Father of us all; who can be to us what is implied in the name "Father," who, so love and grace can satisfy our hearts. Who is over all; the supreme and only Potentate, exercising undivided jurisdiction, "doing according to his will in the armies of heaven." etc. And through all; pervading the whole universe, sustaining and ruling it, not dwelling apart from his works, but pervading them; not, however, in any pantheistical sense, but as a personal God, whose essence is separate from his works. And in all. A closer and more abiding influence; he dwells in them, and walks in them, molding their inner being, and filling them with his own light and love. Some commentators of mark have tried to find a reference to each of the persons of the Godhead in the three prepositions over, through, and by, but this seems a strained view. The three persons, however, appear clearly in the seven elements of unity, but, as before (Ephesians 3:16-19), in the reverse of the common order - first, the Spirit; second, the Son; and third, the Father. These seven elements constitute the true rarity of the Church. It is out of the question to identify the Church which is thus one, with any external organization like the Roman Catholic Church. How many millions have been connected with it who have notoriously been destitute of the one hope, the one Spirit, the one Father! It is of the invisible Church the apostle speaks, and his exhortation is, seeing that this blessed sevenfold unity is the unity wrought by the Holy Spirit, maintain that unity; maintain the manifestation of it; give no occasion to any one to say that there is no such unity - that the Holy Ghost is a Spirit of confusion and not a Spirit of order and unity. 4:1-6 Nothing is pressed more earnestly in the Scriptures, than to walk as becomes those called to Christ's kingdom and glory. By lowliness, understand humility, which is opposed to pride. By meekness, that excellent disposition of soul, which makes men unwilling to provoke, and not easily to be provoked or offended. We find much in ourselves for which we can hardly forgive ourselves; therefore we must not be surprised if we find in others that which we think it hard to forgive. There is one Christ in whom all believers hope, and one heaven they are all hoping for; therefore they should be of one heart. They had all one faith, as to its object, Author, nature, and power. They all believed the same as to the great truths of religion; they had all been admitted into the church by one baptism, with water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, as the sign of regeneration. In all believers God the Father dwells, as in his holy temple, by his Spirit and special grace.
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