Ephesians 4:12
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New International Version
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up


New American Standard Bible
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;


King James Bible
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,


International Standard Version
to equip the saints, to do the work of ministry, and to build up the body of the Messiah


American Standard Version
for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ:


Douay-Rheims Bible
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:


Darby Bible Translation
for the perfecting of the saints; with a view to the work of the ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ;


Young's Literal Translation
unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,
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Context
Unity in the Body

1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men. 9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 14That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.
Cross References
Romans 12:5
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.


Romans 14:19
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.


Romans 15:2
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.


1 Corinthians 12:7
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with.


1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.


2 Corinthians 13:9
For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.


2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.


Ephesians 1:23
Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.


2 Timothy 4:5
But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.


Treasury of Scripture

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

perfection.

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me more than these? He said to him, Yes...

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all...

Acts 14:22,23 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

Romans 15:14,29 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge...

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Philippians 1:25,26 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith...

Philippians 3:12-18 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do...

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection...

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account...

the work.

Acts 1:17,25 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry...

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

Romans 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teaches, on teaching;

1 Corinthians 4:1,2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God...

2 Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.

1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

2 Timothy 4:5,11 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry...

the edifying.

Ephesians 4:16,29 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies...

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

1 Corinthians 14:4,5,12,14,26 He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church...

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved...

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

the body.

Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake...

Strong's Concordance
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
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