Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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;

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,

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 He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers; 12 for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, 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 full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 12:27

Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

Ephesians 1:23

which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 4:16

from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Luke 22:32

but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn't fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers."

John 21:15-17

So when they had eaten their breakfast, 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 have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."

Acts 1:17

For he was numbered with us, and received his portion in this ministry.

Acts 1:25

to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas fell away, that he might go to his own place."

Acts 9:31

So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 11:23

who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.

Acts 14:22-23

confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many afflictions we must enter into the Kingdom of God.

Acts 20:24

But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.

Acts 20:28

Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.

Romans 12:7

or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching;

Romans 14:19

So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.

Romans 15:2

Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.

Romans 15:14

I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others.

Romans 15:29

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

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries.

1 Corinthians 12:7

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all.

1 Corinthians 14:4-5

He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.

1 Corinthians 14:12

So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly.

1 Corinthians 14:14

For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

1 Corinthians 14:26

What is it then, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has another language, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to build each other up.

2 Corinthians 3:8

won't service of the Spirit be with much more glory?

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.

2 Corinthians 5:18

But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2 Corinthians 6:3

We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,

2 Corinthians 7:1

Having therefore 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

Again, do you think that we are excusing ourselves to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edifying.

2 Corinthians 13:9

For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. And this we also pray for, even your perfecting.

Ephesians 4:4

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

Philippians 1:25-26

Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,

Philippians 3:12-18

Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the assembly;

Colossians 1:28

whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus;

Colossians 4:17

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14

Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.

1 Timothy 1:12

And I thank him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service;

2 Timothy 4:5

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

2 Timothy 4:11

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

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection -- not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God,

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.

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