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13 until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,[a] to the extent of the full stature of Christ,(A)

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  1. 4:13 Mature manhood: literally, “a perfect man” (cf. Col 1:28), possibly the “one new person” of Eph 2:15, though there anthrōpos suggests humanity, while here anēr is the term for male. This personage becomes visible in the church’s growing to its fullness in the unity of those who believe in Christ.