Ephesians 4:4
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English Standard Version
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—

King James Bible
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye 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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The connection with the preceding verses is as follows: I exhort you to unity, for you stand related to the Church, which is one body in Christ; to the one Spirit who informs it; to the one hope which your calling inspires; to the one Lord, Christ, in whom you believe with one common faith, and receive one common sign of that faith, baptism. Above all, to the one God and Father.

Body - Spirit

The body is the invisible Church, the mystical body of Christ: the Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Πνεῦμα spirit, is never used in the New Testament of temper or disposition.

Even as

To the facts of one body and one Spirit corresponds the fact of their calling in one hope. Compare Colossians 3:15.

In one hope of your calling (ἐν μιᾷ ἐλπίδι τῆς κλήσεως ὑμῶν)

In, not by. Their calling took place in the one hope as its moral element or sphere, since they were called to fellowship with Christ who is the one object and the one inspirer of hope. Compare called in peace, 1 Corinthians 7:15; in sanctification, 1 Thessalonians 4:7 (Rev.). Hope here is not the object but the principle of hope. The phrase hope of your calling signifies hope which is characteristic of God's call to salvation, and is engendered by it. See on Ephesians 1:18.

Ephesians 4:4 Parallel Commentaries

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one body.

Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

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 the same office...

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

1 Corinthians 12:12,13,20 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ...

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful.

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 of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

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, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received...

as. See on ver.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling...

Jeremiah 14:8 O the hope of Israel, the savior thereof in time of trouble, why should you be as a stranger in the land...

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 shall be saved, even as they.

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 6:18,19 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

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.

Cross References
Romans 11:29
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Romans 12:4
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,

1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;

Ephesians 1:18
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 2:16
and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

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

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