20, 21. We are to … 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:16. 7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ephesians 4 King James Version (KJV) 4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. He discussed the unity of the saints, and the importance of thinking of others as better than ourselves. It tells us why we are to pray, whether at home or in church; why we are to read our Bibles and good books; why we are to be what is commonly called religious. The idea is, that as the head in the human frame conveys vital influence, rigor, motion, etc., to every part of the body; so Christ is the source of life, and rigor, and energy, and increase to the church. 20, 21. "Grow up into Him in all Things" (Eph. Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. So Christian life ought to be. 30. And put on the new man, the new pattern of man, who was created after God, in righteousness and true holiness. It has been mellowed and softened by the rains and the heat of summer. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." According as you take them …Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons, A Dark Picture and a Bright Hope'That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.'--Eph. (u) Of Christ, who with regard to the soul, empowers all the members. Be renewed, says St. Paul, in the spirit of your mind--in the tone, character, and habit of your mind. iv. That we all gain strength by and through each other and we grow according. The thought of the unity of the Church is very prominent in this epistle. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. How much do we almost continually hear about the Church! 17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. It tells us why we are to pray, whether at home or in church; why we are to read our Bibles and good books; why we are to be what is commonly called religious. 7 (R.V.). If a doctor knows that he can cure a disease he can afford to give full weight to its gravest symptoms. That was a picture of heathenism drawn from the life and submitted to the judgment of those …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, Of the Church"I beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Then the fruit and grain are fully developed, both in size and weight. It is difficult for us, amidst our present divisions, to realise how strange and wonderful it then was that a bond should have been found which drew together men of all nations, ranks, and characters. New King James Version from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:16. The body of Christ, composed of many individuals, is one, like a building composed of many parts framed together. The Apostle here makes a swift transition from the thought of the unity of the Church to the variety of gifts to the individual. 15). iv. Ephesians 4:16 NKJV from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Paul lays out a clear picture of the make-up and function of the Body of Christ in his epistle to the Ephesians. Commentary. He reckons on the assent of the Ephesian Christians when he paints the society in which they lived as alienated from God, insensible to the restraints of conscience, and foul with all uncleanness. Be renewed, says St. Paul, in the spirit of your mind--in the tone, character, and habit of your mind. To understand them clearly is most important to you. 4:16 From whom the whole mystical body fitly joined together - All the parts being fitted for and adapted to each other, and most exactly harmonizing with the whole. 23, 24. It is because each receives His individual gift, 'But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught in Him.'--Eph. iv. And so the Scripture teachings about man's real moral condition are characterised by two peculiarities which, at …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, The New Man'And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.'--Eph. The miracle of Christianity is the Incarnation. 5. To this end they have, 'Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.'--Eph. 22. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. The Father who stands in so blessed and gracious a relationship to the united whole also sustains an equally gracious and blessed relationship to each individual in that whole. It is because each receives His individual gift …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, Christ Our Lesson and Our Teacher'But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught in Him.'--Eph. Maketh increase by that which every joint supplieth - Or by the mutual help of every joint. Ephesians 4:11–16 discusses both the gift of spiritual leaders and the importance of mature, loving, unified Christianity. Eph 4:16 From whom. There is the issue of the whole mission and work of Christ--the planting in the heart of humanity of a new and divine life. “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:16-32 King James Version (KJV) 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:16 From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. (y) Charity is the knitting of the limbs together. The Father who stands in so blessed and gracious a relationship to the united whole also sustains an equally gracious and blessed relationship to each individual in that whole. If a doctor knows that he can cure a disease he can afford to give full weight to its gravest symptoms. 'Each' is contrasted with 'all.' Time has tempered the acid of the green fruit. Ephesians 4:16 (King James Version) ... and that it is the Epistle to which Paul refers in Colossians 4:16. Ephesians 4:16(NASB) Picture courtesy of Lilla Frerichs. Ephesians 4:16 Chapter Parallel Compare 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. From whom the whole body fitly ioyned together, and compacted by that which euery ioynt supplyeth, according to the effectuall working in the measure of euery part, maketh increase of the body, vnto the edifying of it selfe in loue.- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scanfrom whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.- New American Standard Version (1995)from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in `due' measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.- American Standard Version (1901)Through whom all the body, being rightly formed and united together, by the full working of every part, is increased to the building up of itself in love.- Basic English Biblefrom whom the whole body, fitted together, and connected by every joint of supply, according to [the] working in [its] measure of each one part, works for itself the increase of the body to its self-building up in love.- Darby BibleFrom whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love. 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