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Ephesians 4:11-13 The Passion Translation (TPT)

11 And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists,[a] and some with grace to be pastors,[b] and some with grace to be teachers.[c] 12 And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ. 13 These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God,[d] and finally we become one perfect man[e] with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 4:11 The Aramaic can be translated “preachers.”
  2. Ephesians 4:11 Or “shepherds.”
  3. Ephesians 4:11 The Aramaic can be translated “wise orators.”
  4. Ephesians 4:13 The Greek literally means “until we have the full knowledge of the Son of God.”
  5. Ephesians 4:13 The Hebrew and Aramaic word for perfect is gamar, and the word implies that perfection cannot come to the body of Christ without the example and teaching of these five ministries—apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.
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