16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross,(A) by which he put to death their hostility.

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There is one body(A) and one Spirit,(B) just as you were called to one hope when you were called(C); one Lord,(D) one faith, one baptism;

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30 for we are members of his body.(A) 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[a](B) 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:31 Gen. 2:24

Paul’s Labor for the Church

24 Now I rejoice(A) in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions,(B) for the sake of his body, which is the church.(C)

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19 They have lost connection with the head,(A) from whom the whole body,(B) supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.(C)

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