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Ephesians 4:1
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Therefore I, (a)the prisoner of the Lord, (b)implore you to (c)walk in a manner worthy of the (d)calling with which you have been (e)called,
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Ephesians 4:2
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with all (f)humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another (g)in love,
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Ephesians 4:3
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being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the (h)bond of peace.
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Ephesians 4:4
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There is (i)one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one (j)hope of your calling;
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Ephesians 4:5
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(k)one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
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Ephesians 4:6
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one God and Father of all (l)who is over all and through all and in all.
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Ephesians 4:7
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But (m)to each one of us (n)grace was given (o)according to the measure of Christ's gift.
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Ephesians 4:8
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Therefore [a]it says, "(p) When He ascended on high , He (q) led captive a host of captives , And He gave gifts to men ."
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Ephesians 4:9
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(Now this expression, "He (r)ascended," what [b]does it mean except that He also [c]had descended into (s)the lower parts of the earth?
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Ephesians 4:10
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He who descended is Himself also He who ascended (t)far above all the heavens, so that He might (u)fill all things.)
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Ephesians 4:11
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And He (v)gave (w)some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as (x)evangelists, and some as pastors and (y)teachers,
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Ephesians 4:12
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(z)for the equipping of the [d]saints for the work of service, to the building up of (aa)the body of Christ;
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Ephesians 4:13
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until we all attain to (ab)the unity of the faith, and of the [e](ac)knowledge of the Son of God, to a (ad)mature man, to the measure of the stature [f]which belongs to the (ae)fullness of Christ.
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Ephesians 4:14
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[g]As a result, we are (af)no longer to be children, (ag)tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by (ah)craftiness [h]in (ai)deceitful scheming;
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Ephesians 4:15
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but [i]speaking the truth (aj)in love, [j]we are to (ak)grow up in all aspects into Him who is the (al)head, even Christ,
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Ephesians 4:16
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from whom (am)the whole body, being fitted and held together [k]by what every joint supplies, according to the [l]proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself (an)in love.
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Ephesians 4:17
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(ao)So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, (ap)that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the (aq)futility of their mind,
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Ephesians 4:18
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being (ar)darkened in their understanding, [m](as)excluded from the life of God because of the (at)ignorance that is in them, because of the (au)hardness of their heart;
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Ephesians 4:19
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and they, having (av)become callous, (aw)have given themselves over to (ax)sensuality [n]for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
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Ephesians 4:20
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But you did not (ay)learn [o]Christ in this way,
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Ephesians 4:21
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if indeed you (az)have heard Him and have (ba)been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
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Ephesians 4:22
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that, in reference to your former manner of life, you (bb)lay aside the (bc)old [p]self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the (bd)lusts of deceit,
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Ephesians 4:23
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and that you be (be)renewed in the spirit of your mind,
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Ephesians 4:24
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and (bf)put on the (bg)new [q]self, which [r](bh)in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
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Ephesians 4:25
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Therefore, (bi)laying aside falsehood, (bj) speak truth each one of you with his neighbor , for we are (bk)members of one another.
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Ephesians 4:26
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(bl) Be angry, and yet do not sin ; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
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Ephesians 4:27
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and do not (bm)give the devil [s]an opportunity.
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Ephesians 4:28
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He who steals must steal no longer; but rather (bn)he must labor, (bo)performing with his own hands what is good, (bp)so that he will have something to share with [t]one who has need.
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Ephesians 4:29
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Let no [u](bq)unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for (br)edification [v]according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
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Ephesians 4:30
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(bs)Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, [w]by whom you were (bt)sealed for the day of redemption.
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Ephesians 4:31
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(bu)Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be (bv)put away from you, along with all (bw)malice.
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Ephesians 4:32
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(bx)Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, (by)just as God in Christ also has forgiven [x]you.
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