【niv】As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
【niv】Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
【niv】Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
【niv】There is one body and one Spirit-- just as you were called to one hope when you were called--
【niv】one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 一 神，就是眾人的父，超乎眾人之上，貫乎眾人之中，也住在眾人之內。
【niv】one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
【niv】But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
【niv】This is why it says: 'When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.'
【niv】(What does 'he ascended' mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions ?
【niv】He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)
【niv】It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
【niv】to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
13 直等到我們眾人在真道上同歸于一，認識 神的兒子，得以長大成人，滿有基 督長成的身量；
【niv】until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 使我們不再作小孩子，中了人的詭計和欺騙的法術，被一切異教之風搖動，飄 來飄去，就隨從各樣的異端；
【niv】Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.
【niv】Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
16 全身都靠他聯絡得合式，百節各按各職，照著各體的功用彼此相助，便叫身體 漸漸增長，在愛中建立自己。
【niv】From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its wo
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