Ephesians 4:12



Parallel Verses

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 Version

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

Holman 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

A Conservative Version

for the perfecting of the sanctified, for the work of ministry, for edification of the body of the Christ.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church),

An Understandable Version

for the purpose of equipping the saints [i.e., God's holy people] for the work of serving [others], in order to build up the [spiritual] body of Christ [i.e., the church].

Anderson New Testament

for the complete instruction of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of the Christ,

Bible in Basic English

For the training of the saints as servants in the church, for the building up of the body of Christ:

Common New Testament

to equip the saints for the work of service, for the building up of the body of Christ;

Daniel Mace New Testament

thus fitly qualifying his servants for their respective offices, in order to build up the body of Christ:

Darby 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;

Godbey New Testament

unto the perfection of the saints, in the work of the ministry, in the edification of the body of Christ:

Goodspeed New Testament

in order to fit his people for the work of service, for building the body of Christ,

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

for the perfecting of the saints in the work of the ministry, unto the edifying of the body of the Christ

Julia Smith Translation

For the adjusting of the holy, for the work of the service, for the building up of the body of Christ:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Modern King James verseion

for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that the saints might have all things necessary to work and minister withal, to the edifying of the body of Christ,

Moffatt New Testament

for the equipment of the saints, for the business of the ministry, for the upbuilding of the Body of Christ,

Montgomery New Testament

in order to equip the saints for the work of serving, for the building up of the Body of Christ??13 till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to the maturity of manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

NET Bible

to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ,

New Heart English Bible

for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;

New simplified Bible

This is for the perfecting (equipping) (preparing) of the holy ones, for the work of ministering, for the building up of the body of Christ:

Noyes New Testament

for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministration, for the building up of the body of Christ;

Sawyer New Testament

for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the body of Christ,

The Emphasized Bible

With a view to the fitting of the saints for the work of ministering, for an upbuilding of the body of the Christ;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for the perfecting the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the body of Christ:

Twentieth Century New Testament

To fit his People for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the Body of the Christ.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

in order fully to equip His people for the work of serving--for the building up of Christ's body--

Williams New Testament

for the immediate equipment of God's people for the work of service, for the ultimate building up of the body of Christ,

World English Bible

for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;

Worrell New Testament

with a view to the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ;

Worsley New Testament

to the edifying of the body of Christ:

Youngs Literal Translation

unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

καταρτισμός 
Katartismos 
Usage: 1

of the saints
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

for
εἰς 
Eis 
εἰς 
Eis 
into , to , unto , for , in , on , toward , against ,
into , to , unto , for , in , on , toward , against ,
Usage: 1267
Usage: 1267

the work
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

of the ministry
διακονία 
Diakonia 
Usage: 33

the edifying
οἰκοδομή 
Oikodome 
Usage: 17

of the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:12

Context Readings

Gifted Leaders Bring The Church To Maturity

11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 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 fullness of Christ.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 12:27

Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.

Ephesians 1:23

which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 4:16

from 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.

Ephesians 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, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Luke 22:32

but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."

John 21:15-17

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You " He said to him, "Tend My lambs."

Acts 1:17

"For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry."

Acts 1:25

to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."

Acts 9:31

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.

Acts 11:23

Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;

Acts 14:22-23

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God."

Acts 20:24

"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:28

"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Romans 12:7

if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;

Romans 14:19

So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

Romans 15:2

Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.

Romans 15:14

And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.

Romans 15:29

I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 12:7

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

1 Corinthians 14:4-5

One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:12

So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.

1 Corinthians 14:14

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

1 Corinthians 14:26

What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation Let all things be done for edification.

2 Corinthians 3:8

how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,

2 Corinthians 5:18

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,

2 Corinthians 6:3

giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited,

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 12:19

All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.

2 Corinthians 13:9

For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.

Ephesians 4:4

There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;

Philippians 1:25-26

Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,

Philippians 3:12-18

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Colossians 1:28

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

Colossians 4:17

Say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

1 Timothy 1:12

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,

2 Timothy 4:5

But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

2 Timothy 4:11

Only Luke is with me Pick up Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.



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