New American Standard Bible
in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,
King James Bible
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Darby Bible Translation
in whom all the building fitted together increases to a holy temple in the Lord;
World English Bible
in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
Young's Literal Translation
in whom all the building fitly framed together doth increase to an holy sanctuary in the Lord,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In whom - That is, "by" whom, or "upon" whom. It was in connection with him, or by being reared on him as a foundation.
All the building - The whole church of Christ.
Fitly framed together - The word used here means "to joint together," as a carpenter does the frame-work of a building. The materials are accurately and carefully united by mortises and tenons. so that the building shall be firm. Different materials may be used, and different kinds of timber may be employed, but one part shall be worked into another, so as to constitute a durable and beautiful edifice. So in the church. The different materials of the Jews and Gentiles; the people of various nations, though heretofore separated and discordant, become now united, and form an harmonious society. They believe the same doctrines; worship the same God; practice the same holiness; and look forward to the same heaven.
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1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.
1 Timothy 3:15
but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
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