Ephesians 4
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Unity in the Body
(1 Corinthians 1:10–17)

1I therefore, a prisoner for the sake of the Lord, exhort you to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all humility and meekness; 2and with long-suffering forbear one another in love, 3endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace: for there is but one body and one Spirit, 4even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in all.

7But grace is given to each of us, according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8Wherefore it is said, "When he ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."

9Now this expression "He ascended" what does it mean, but that He descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. 11And therefore He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers; to qualify holy men for the work of the ministry, 12to the edifying of the body of Christ: 13till we all arrive in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, at perfect maturity, even to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. 14That we may be no longer children fluctuating and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the artful insinuations of men, and their crafty methods of deceiving; 15but holding the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him, who is the head, even Christ: 16from whom the whole body being fitly joined together and compacted by the aid of every joint, according to the operation proportioned to every part, maketh an increase to the edification of itself in love.

New Life in Christ
(Colossians 3:1–17)

17This I say therefore, and charge you in the name of the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, 18in the vanity of their mind, darkened in their understanding, and alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, by reason of the hardness of their heart: 19who, being past feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to commit all uncleanness with greediness. 20But ye have not so learned Christ; 21if ye have indeed hearkened to Him, and been instructed in Him, as the truth is in Jesus; to put off the old man, 22which according to your former conversation was corrupted with deceitful lusts, 23and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24and to put on the new man, which according to the image of God is created in righteousness, and true holiness.

25Wherefore putting away lying, speak ye every one truth to his neighbor; for we are all members of one society. 26Be angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath; 27and give not the devil room to ensnare you. 28Let him that stole steal no more; but rather let him labour, doing some good with his hands, that he may have something to bestow on him that hath need of it. 29Let no corrupt word come out of your mouth; but what is good to useful edification, that it may benefit the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God whereby ye are sealed to the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and fury, and clamor, and calumny, be put away from you, with all malice: and be kind one to another, 32tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgiveth you.

Worsley's New Testament (1770)

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