4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,

4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
4:2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4:4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as 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] above all, and through all, and in you all.
4:6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace 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 up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
4:8 Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men."

4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
4:9 (Now this, "He ascended"--what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

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

4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
4:13 till we all come to 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;

4:14 That we [henceforth] 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;
4:14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,

4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
4:15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ--

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.
4:16 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.

4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
4:17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,

4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
4:18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;

4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
4:20 But you have not so learned Christ,

4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
4:21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:

4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
4:22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
4:23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
4:25 Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth 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 do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath,

4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
4:27 nor give place to the devil.

4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
4:28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.

4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are 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 clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.