4:1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called,
4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

4:2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love,

4:3 giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4:4 (There is) one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;
4:4 [There is] one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;

4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.
4:6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

4:7 But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
4:7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.

4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts unto men.
4:8 Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."

4:9 (Now this, He ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
4:9 (Now this [expression,] "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?

4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)
4:10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

4:11 And he gave some (to be) apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:11 And He gave some [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] evangelists, and some [as] pastors and teachers,

4:12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ:
4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

4:13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ.

4:14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;
4:14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

4:15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, (even) Christ;
4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all [aspects] into Him, who is the head, [even] Christ,

4:16 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.
4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which 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.

4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,
4:17 This I say therefore, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

4:18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart;
4:18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;

4:19 who being past feeling gave themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality, for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

4:20 But ye did not so learn Christ;
4:20 But you did not learn Christ in this way,

4:21 if so be that ye heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus:
4:21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,

4:22 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;
4:22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,

4:23 and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
4:23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

4:24 and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.
4:24 and put on the new self, which in [the likeness of] God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

4:25 Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.
4:25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH, EACH ONE [of you,] WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
4:26 BE ANGRY, AND [yet] DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

4:27 neither give place to the devil.
4:27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.

4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.
4:28 Let him who steals steal no longer; but rather let him labor, performing with his own hands what is good, in order that he may have [something] to share with him who has need.

4:29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.
4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such [a word] as is good for edification according to the need [of the moment,] that it may give grace to those who hear.

4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption.
4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice:
4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

4:32 and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you.
4:32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.