New Living Translation
Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
King James Bible
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Darby Bible Translation
for the perfecting of the saints; with a view to the work of the ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ;
World English Bible
for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;
Young's Literal Translation
unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,
Ephesians 4:12 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:12 In this verse is noted the office of ministers; in the next, the aim of the saints; in the 14th, 15th, 16th, the way of growing in grace. And each of these has three parts, standing in the same order. For the perfecting the saints - The completing them both in number and their various gifts and graces. To the work of the ministry - The serving God and his church in their various ministrations. To the edifying of the body of Christ - The building up this his mystical body in faith, love, holiness.
LibraryNineteenth Sunday after Trinity Duty to New and Old Man.
Text: Ephesians 4, 22-28. 22 That ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth. 25 Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 neither give …
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so it is with Christ's body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:7
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
1 Corinthians 12:27
All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it.
2 Corinthians 13:9
We are glad to seem weak if it helps show that you are actually strong. We pray that you will become mature.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.
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