Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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;

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 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;

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

Images Ephesians 4:12

Prayers for Ephesians 4:12

Context Readings

Gifted Leaders Bring The Church To Maturity

11 And truly He gave some to be apostles, and some to be prophets, and some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 13 And this until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 12:27

And you are the body of Christ, and members in part.

Ephesians 1:23

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

Ephesians 4:16

from whom the whole body, fitted together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of each part, producing the growth of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:29

Let not any filthy word go out of your mouth, but if any is good to building up in respect of need, that it may give grace to the ones hearing.

Luke 22:32

But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not. And when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.

John 21:15-17

Then when they broke fast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You. He said to him, Feed My lambs.

Acts 1:17

For he was numbered with us and had obtained part of this ministry.

Acts 1:25

to take the share of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas fell, to go to his own place.

Acts 9:31

Then, indeed, the churches had rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and having been built up. And having gone on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were increased.

Acts 11:23

who was glad when he had come and had seen the grace of God. And he exhorted all with purpose of heart to remain near to the Lord.

Acts 14:22-23

confirming the souls of the disciples, calling on them to continue in the faith and that through much tribulation we must enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus Christ, to testify fully the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:28

Therefore take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God which He has purchased with His own blood.

Romans 12:7

or ministry, in the ministry; or he who teaches, in the teaching;

Romans 14:19

So then let us pursue the things of peace, and the things for building up one another.

Romans 15:2

Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good, to building up.

Romans 15:14

And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Romans 15:29

And I am sure that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

So let a man think of us as ministers of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 12:7

But to each one is given the showing forth of the Spirit to our profit.

1 Corinthians 14:4-5

The one speaking in a tongue builds himself up, but he prophesying builds up a church.

1 Corinthians 14:12

Even so you, since you are zealots of spiritual things, seek to build up the church, in order that you may abound

1 Corinthians 14:14

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

1 Corinthians 14:26

Then how is it, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be for building up.

2 Corinthians 3:8

shall not the ministry of the Spirit be with more glory?

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not faint.

2 Corinthians 5:18

And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2 Corinthians 6:3

We are in nothing giving cause of stumbling, in no way, so that the ministry may not be blamed,

2 Corinthians 7:1

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

2 Corinthians 12:19

Again, do you think we are defending ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ, but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your building up.

2 Corinthians 13:9

For we are glad when we are weak, and you are powerful. But we pray also for this, your perfection.

Ephesians 4:4

There is one body and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling,

Philippians 1:25-26

And having this confidence, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all, for your advancement and joy of faith,

Philippians 3:12-18

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect, but I am pressing on, if I may lay hold of that for which I also was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:24

who now rejoice in my sufferings on your behalf, and I fill up the things lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, on behalf of His body, which is the church;

Colossians 1:28

whom we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 4:17

And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14

Therefore comfort one another, and edify one another, even as you also do.

1 Timothy 1:12

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who strengthened me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry--

2 Timothy 4:5

But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.

2 Timothy 4:11

Only Luke is with me. Take Mark and bring him with you, for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore, having left the discourse of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to full growth, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 13:17

Yield to those leading you, and be submissive, for they watch for your souls, as those who must give account, that they may do it with joy and not with grief; for that is unprofitable for you.

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