4 I therefore, athe prisoner * of the Lord, bbeseech you that ye cwalk worthy of the dvocation wherewith ye are called, 2 efWith all lowliness and fmeekness, fgwith longsuffering, hforbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in ithe bond of peace. 4 There is kone body, and lone Spirit, even as mye are called in one nhope of your calling; 5 oOne Lord, pone faith, one baptism, 6 qOne God and Father of all, who is rabove all, and sthrough all, and in you all. 7 But tunto every one of us uis given grace waccording to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Wherefore he saith, xWhen he ascended up on high, yhe led * captivity captive, and zgave gifts unto men. 9 a(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into bthe lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that cascended up dfar above all heavens, ethat he might * ffill all things.) 11 And he gave some, gapostles; and some, ghprophets; and some, ievangelists; and some, kpastors and lteachers; 12 For the mperfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for nthe edifying of othe body of Christ: 13 Till we all come * in the unity of the faith, and of pthe knowledge of the Son of God, unto qa perfect man, unto the measure of the * stature of rthe fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more schildren, ttossed to and fro, and ucarried about twith every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and wcunning craftiness, whereby they xlie in wait to deceive; 15 But * speaking ythe truth in love, may zgrow up into him in all things, awhich is bthe head, even Christ: 16 bFrom whom the whole body zfitly joined together and bcompacted 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 cye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, din the vanity of their mind, 18 eHaving the understanding darkened, fbeing alienated from the life of God through gthe ignorance that is in them, because of the * dblindness of their heart: 19 Who ggbeing past feeling hhave given themselves over unto ilasciviousness, to work all iuncleanness with greediness. 20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 21 If so be that jye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 That ye kput off lconcerning the former mconversation nthe old man, owhich is corrupt according to oothe deceitful lusts; 23 And pbe renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on qthe new man, which rafter God sis created in trighteousness and * true tholiness.
25 Wherefore kputting away lying, uspeak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are wmembers one of another. 26 xBe ye angry, and sin not: ylet not zthe sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither agive place to the devil. 28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather blet him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, cthat he may have * to give dto him that needeth. 29 eLet no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good * fto the use of edifying, that it may minister ggrace unto the hearers. 30 And higrieve not hkthe holy Spirit of God, lwhereby ye are sealed unto the day of mredemption. 31 Let all nbitterness, and owrath, and oanger, and clamour, and opevil speaking, be put away from you, with all oqmalice: 32 And be ye rkind one to another, stenderhearted, rtforgiving one another, reven as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
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