The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians

Chapter 4

There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism—Apostles and prophets are essential to the Church—The Saints are exhorted to live righteously—They are sealed unto the day of redemption.

 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk aworthy of the bvocation wherewith ye are called,

 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, aforbearing one another in love;

 Endeavouring to keep the aunity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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

 One Lord, one afaith, one bbaptism,

 One God and aFather of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

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

 Wherefore he saith, When he aascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

 10 He that descended is the same also that aascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

 11 And he agave some, bapostles; and some, cprophets; and some, devangelists; and some, epastors and fteachers;

 12 For the aperfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the bedifying of the body of Christ:

 13 Till we all come in the aunity of the faith, and of the bknowledge of the Son of God, unto a cperfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

 14 That we henceforth be no more achildren, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of bdoctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

 15 But speaking the atruth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the bhead, even Christ:

 16 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.

 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other aGentiles walk, in the bvanity of their cmind,

 18 Having the aunderstanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the bignorance that is in them, because of the cblindness of their dheart:

 19 Who being apast bfeeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

 20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

 22 That ye aput off concerning the former conversation the bold man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful clusts;

 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

 24 And that ye put on the anew man, which after God is created in brighteousness and true holiness.

 25 Wherefore putting away alying, speak every man btruth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

 26 aBe ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your bwrath:

 27 Neither give place to the adevil.

 28 Let him that stole asteal no more: but rather let him blabour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to cgive to him that needeth.

 29 Let no corrupt acommunication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

 30 And agrieve not the holy bSpirit of God, whereby ye are csealed unto the day of redemption.

 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and aanger, and clamour, and bevil cspeaking, be put away from you, with all dmalice:

 32 And be ye akind one to another, tenderhearted, bforgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.