12 (A)for the equipping of the [a]saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of (B)the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to (C)the unity of the faith, and of the [b](D)knowledge of the Son of God, to a (E)mature man, to the measure of the stature [c]which belongs to the (F)fullness of Christ. 14 [d]As a result, we are (G)no longer to be children, (H)tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of people, by (I)craftiness [e]in (J)deceitful scheming; 15 but [f]speaking the truth (K)in love, [g]we are to (L)grow up in all aspects into Him who is the (M)head, that is, Christ, 16 from whom (N)the whole body, being fitted and held together [h]by what every joint supplies, according to the [i]proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself (O)in love.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:12 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  2. Ephesians 4:13 Or true knowledge
  3. Ephesians 4:13 Lit of the fullness
  4. Ephesians 4:14 Lit So that we will no longer be
  5. Ephesians 4:14 Lit with regard to the scheming of deceit
  6. Ephesians 4:15 Or holding to; or being truthful in
  7. Ephesians 4:15 Or let’s grow up
  8. Ephesians 4:16 Lit through every joint of the supply
  9. Ephesians 4:16 Lit working in measure