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1. I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
9. (Now this, "He ascended"--what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
10. He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
11. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
12. for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
13. till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
14. that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
16. from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
17. This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
18. having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
19. who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
22. that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
24. and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
25. Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
28. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
29. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
31. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.