Efésios 4

1 I BESEECH of you, therefore, I, the bound one for our Lord, that you walk as is worthy of the calling wherewith you are called,

2 in all lowliness of mind, and composedness, and long-suffering; and be patient towards one another in love.

3 And be diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,

4 that you may be in one body and in one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling.

5 For one is the Lord, and one the faith, and one the baptism;

6 and one is Aloha, the Father of all, and over all, and by all, and in us all.

7 But unto each of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Meshiha.

8 Wherefore it is said, He ascended on high; He led captive captivity, And gave gifts unto men.

9 But he who ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the low places of the earth?

10 He who descended, is he who also ascended above all the heavens, to fulfil all.

11 And he gave some who (are) apostles, and some who (are) prophets, and some who (are) evangelists, and some who (are) pastors, and some who (are) doctors;

12 for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the (church of the) Meshiha,

13 until we be all one in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of Aloha, and one man perfect in the measure of the stature of his completeness;

14 and that we be no children, agitated and altered by every wind of fraudulent doctrines of men, which in their craftiness they fabricate deceptively in order to seduce,

15 but be confirmed in our love, that whatever is ours may increase in the Meshiha,

16 who is the head, by whom the whole body is increased and compacted in all the limbs, according to the gift which is given in proportion to every member for the increase of the body itself, that in love its structure might be completed.

17 BUT this I say and testify in the Lord, that from henceforth you may not walk as the rest of the Gentiles, who walk in the vanity of their minds,

18 and are darkened in their understandings, and are alienated from the life of Aloha on account of their ignorance, and on account of the blindness of their hearts;

19 who are cut off from their hope, and have delivered themselves up to lasciviousness and to the working of all uncleanness in their greediness.

20 But you have not thus learned the Meshiha,

21 if really you have heard him and learned as the truth is in Jeshu;

22 but that you put from you your former habitudes, the old man who is corrupt in deceitful lusts,

23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

24 and wear the new man, who by Aloha is created in righteousness and in the sanctity of truth.

25 WHEREFORE let lying cease from you, and speak the truth every man with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26 Be angry and sin not, and let not the sun set upon your wrath,

27 and give no place to the accuser.

28 And let him who hath stolen henceforth steal not, but labour with his hands and do good, that he may have to give to him who needeth.

29 Let no hateful word come out of your mouth, but that which is comely and useful for edification, that it may communicate grace to those who hear.

30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of Aloha, by whom you have been sealed unto the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, and heat, and anger, and clamour, and scandal be taken from you, with all malice;

32 and be gentle one with another, and affectionate, and forgive one another, even as Aloha in the Meshiha hath forgiven us.