22 And (A)he put all things under his feet and gave him as (B)head over all things to the church, 23 (C)which is his body, (D)the fullness of him (E)who fills (F)all in all.

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15 Rather, (A)speaking the truth in love, we are to (B)grow up in every way into him who is (C)the head, into Christ, 16 (D)from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, (E)when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

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The Fellowship of the Believers

42 And (A)they devoted themselves to the apostles' (B)teaching and the (C)fellowship, to (D)the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and (E)many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and (F)had all things in common. 45 And (G)they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, (H)attending the temple (I)together and (J)breaking bread in their homes, they received their food (K)with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and (L)having favor with all the people. And the Lord (M)added to their number (N)day by day those who (O)were being saved.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 2:43 Or fear

23 And when they had (A)appointed (B)elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting (C)they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

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23 For (A)I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that (B)the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me.”[b] 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death (C)until he comes.

27 (D)Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord (E)in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning (F)the body and blood of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 11:24 Some manuscripts broken for
  2. 1 Corinthians 11:24 Or as my memorial; also verse 25

19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts,[a] yet one body.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12:20 Or members; also verse 22

27 Now (A)you are the body of Christ and individually (B)members of it. 28 And (C)God has appointed in the church first (D)apostles, second (E)prophets, third teachers, then (F)miracles, then (G)gifts of healing, (H)helping, (I)administrating, and (J)various kinds of tongues.

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19 (A)Go therefore and (B)make disciples of (C)all nations, (D)baptizing them (E)in[a] (F)the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 28:19 Or into

Shepherd the Flock of God

So I exhort the elders among you, (A)as a fellow elder and (B)a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: (C)shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,[a] (D)not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;[b] (E)not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not (F)domineering over those in your charge, but (G)being examples to the flock. And when (H)the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the (I)unfading (J)crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. (K)Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for (L)“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:2 Some manuscripts omit exercising oversight
  2. 1 Peter 5:2 Some manuscripts omit as God would have you

Qualifications for Elders

(A)This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and (B)appoint elders in every town as I directed you—

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