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Ephesians 4 (WEBP)

[1] I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,
[2] with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
[3] being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
[4] There is one body and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling,
[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
[6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in us all.
[7] But to each one of us, the grace was given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
[8] Therefore he says, “When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to people.”
[9] Now this, “He ascended”, what is it but that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
[10] He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
[11] He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds§ and teachers;
[12] for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ,
[13] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
[14] that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;
[15] but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ,
[16] from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.
[17] This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
[18] being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts.
[19] They, having become callous, gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
[20] But you didn’t learn Christ that way,
[21] if indeed you heard him and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus:
[22] that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit,
[23] and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
[24] and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.
[25] Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
[26] “Be angry, and don’t sin.” Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath,
[27] and don’t give place§ to the devil.
[28] Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, producing with his hands something that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
[29] Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but only what is good for building others up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.
[30] Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
[31] Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander be put away from you, with all malice.
[32] And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:8 Psalm 68:18
Ephesians 4:11 or, pastors
Ephesians 4:26 Psalm 4:4
Ephesians 4:27 or, opportunity

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Ephesians 4 (KJVS)

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[2] With G3326 all G3956 lowliness G5012 and G2532 meekness G4236, with G3326 longsuffering G3115, forbearing G430 (PresMidPasDepPtc) one another G240 in G1722 love G26;
[3] Endeavouring G4704 (PresActPtc) to keep G5083 (PresActInf) the unity G1775 of the Spirit G4151 in G1722 the bond G4886 of peace G1515.
[4] [There is] one G1520 body G4983, and G2532 one G1520 Spirit G4151, even as G2531 G2532 ye are called G2564 (AorPasInd) in G1722 one G3391 hope G1680 of your G5216 calling G2821;
[5] One G1520 Lord G2962, one G1520 faith G4102, one G3391 baptism G908,
[6] One G1520 God G2316 and G2532 Father G3962 of all G3956, who G3588 [is] above G1909 all G3956, and G2532 through G1223 all G3956, and G2532 in G1722 you G5213 all G3956.
[7] But G1161 unto every G1538 one G1520 of us G2257 is given G1325 (AorPasInd) grace G5485 according to G2596 the measure G3358 of the gift G1431 of Christ G5547.
[8] Wherefore G1352 he saith G3004 (PresActInd), When he ascended G305 (Aor2ActPtc) up G1519 on high G5311, he led captivity G162 (AorActInd) captive G161, and G2532 gave G1325 (AorActInd) gifts G1390 unto men G444.
[9] (Now G1161 that he ascended G305 (Aor2ActInd), what G5101 is it G2076 (PresInd) but G1508 that G3754 he G2597 also G2532 descended G2597 (Aor2ActInd) first G4412 into G1519 the lower G2737 parts G3313 of the earth G1093?
[10] He G846 that descended G2597 (Aor2ActPtc) is G2076 (PresInd) the same also G2532 that ascended up G305 (Aor2ActPtc) far above G5231 all G3956 heavens G3772, that G2443 he might fill G4137 (AorActSubj) all things G3956.)
[11] And G2532 he G846 gave G1325 (AorActInd) some G3303, apostles G652; and G1161 some, prophets G4396; and G1161 some, evangelists G2099; and G1161 some, pastors G4166 and G2532 teachers G1320;
[12] For G4314 the perfecting G2677 of the saints G40, for G1519 the work G2041 of the ministry G1248, for G1519 the edifying G3619 of the body G4983 of Christ G5547:
[13] Till G3360 we all G3956 come G2658 (AorActSubj) in G1519 the unity G1775 of the faith G4102, and G2532 of the knowledge G1922 of the Son G5207 of God G2316, unto G1519 a perfect G5046 man G435, unto G1519 the measure G3358 of the stature G2244 of the fulness G4138 of Christ G5547:
[14] That G2443 we [henceforth] be G5600 (PresSubj) no more G3371 children G3516, tossed to and fro G2831 (PresMidPasDepPtc), and G2532 carried about with G4064 (PresPasPtc) every G3956 wind G417 of doctrine G1319, by G1722 the sleight G2940 of men G444, [and] cunning craftiness G1722 G3834, whereby G4314 they lie in wait G3180 to deceive G4106;
[15] But G1161 speaking the truth G226 (PresActPtc) in G1722 love G26, may grow up G837 (AorActSubj) into G1519 him G846 in all things G3956, which G3739 is G2076 (PresInd) the head G2776, [even] Christ G5547:
[16] From G1537 whom G3739 the whole G3956 body G4983 fitly joined together G4883 (PresPasPtc) and G2532 compacted G4822 (PresPasPtc) by G1223 that which every G3956 joint G860 supplieth G2024, according G2596 to the effectual working G1753 in G1722 the measure G3358 of every G1538 part G1520 G3313, maketh G4160 (PresMidInd) increase G838 of the body G4983 unto G1519 the edifying G3619 of itself G1438 in G1722 love G26.
[17] This G5124 I say G3004 (PresActInd) therefore G3767, and G2532 testify G3143 (PresMidPasDepInd) in G1722 the Lord G2962, that ye G5209 henceforth G3371 walk G4043 (PresActInf) not G3371 as G2531 G2532 other G3062 Gentiles G1484 walk G4043 (PresActInd), in G1722 the vanity G3153 of their G846 mind G3563,
[18] Having the understanding G1271 darkened G4654 (PerfPasPtc), being G5607 (PresPtc) alienated G526 (PerfPasPtc) from the life G2222 of God G2316 through G1223 the ignorance G52 that is G5607 (PresPtc) in G1722 them G846, because G1223 of the blindness G4457 of their G846 heart G2588:
[19] Who G3748 being past feeling G524 (PerfActPtc) have given G3860 themselves G1438 over G3860 (AorActInd) unto lasciviousness G766, to G1519 work G2039 all G3956 uncleanness G167 with G1722 greediness G4124.
[20] But G1161 ye G5210 have G3129 not G3756 so G3779 learned G3129 (Aor2ActInd) Christ G5547;
[21] If so be that G1489 ye have heard G191 (AorActInd) him G846, and G2532 have been taught G1321 (AorPasInd) by G1722 him G846, as G2531 the truth G225 is G2076 (PresInd) in G1722 Jesus G2424:
[22] That ye G5209 put off G659 (Aor2MidInf) concerning G2596 the former G4387 conversation G391 the old G3820 man G444, which G3588 is corrupt G5351 (PresPasPtc) according G2596 to the deceitful G539 lusts G1939;
[23] And G1161 be renewed G365 (PresPasInf) in the spirit G4151 of your G5216 mind G3563;
[24] And G2532 that ye put on G1746 (AorMidInf) the new G2537 man G444, which G3588 after G2596 God G2316 is created G2936 (AorPasPtc) in G1722 righteousness G1343 and G2532 true G225 holiness G3742.
[25] Wherefore G1352 putting away G659 (Aor2MidPtc) lying G5579, speak G2980 (PresActImpr) every man G1538 truth G225 with G3326 his G846 neighbour G4139: for G3754 we are G2070 (PresInd) members G3196 one of another G240.
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[27] Neither G3383 give G1325 (PresActImpr) place G5117 to the devil G1228.
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[30] And G2532 grieve G3076 (PresActImpr) not G3361 the holy G40 Spirit G4151 of God G2316, whereby G1722 G3739 ye are sealed G4972 (AorPasInd) unto G1519 the day G2250 of redemption G629.
[31] Let G142 all G3956 bitterness G4088, and G2532 wrath G2372, and G2532 anger G3709, and G2532 clamour G2906, and G2532 evil speaking G988, be put away G142 (AorPasImpr) from G575 you G5216, with G4862 all G3956 malice G2549:
[32] And G1161 be G1096 (PresMidPasDepImpr) ye kind G5543 one to another G1519 G240, tenderhearted G2155, forgiving G5483 (PresMidPasDepPtc) one another G1438, even as G2531 G2532 God G2316 for G1722 Christ’s G5547 sake G1722 hath forgiven G5483 (AorMidDepInd) you G5213.

Young’s Literal Translation

Ephesians 4 (YLT)

[1] Call upon you, then, do I-the prisoner of the Lord-to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,
[2] with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,
[3] being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;
[4] one body and one Spirit, according as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;
[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
[6] one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in you all,
[7] and to each one of you was given the grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ,
[8] wherefore, he saith, ‘Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,’-
[9] and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth?
[10] he who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He may fill all things-
[11] and He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as proclaimers of good news, and some as shepherds and teachers,
[12] unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,
[13] till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fulness of the Christ,
[14] that we may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray,
[15] and, being true in love, we may increase to Him in all things, who is the head-the Christ;
[16] from whom the whole body, being fitly joined together and united, through the supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love.
[17] This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,
[18] being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,
[19] who, having ceased to feel, themselves did give up to the lasciviousness, for the working of all uncleanness in greediness;
[20] and ye did not so learn the Christ,
[21] if so be ye did hear him, and in him were taught, as truth is in Jesus;
[22] ye are to put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, that is corrupt according to the desires of the deceit,
[23] and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
[24] and to put on the new man, which, according to God, was created in righteousness and kindness of the truth.
[25] Wherefore, putting away the lying, speak truth each with his neighbour, because we are members one of another;
[26] be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
[27] neither give place to the devil;
[28] whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.
[29] Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;
[30] and make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a day of redemption.
[31] Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,
[32] and become one to another kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, according as also God in Christ did forgive you.