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4:1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,
4:2 with all lowliness and humility, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love;
4:3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
4:7 But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
4:9 Now this, "He ascended," what is it but that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
4:10 He who descended is the same also who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
4:15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;
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.
4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,
4:19 who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:20 But you did not learn Christ that way;
4:21 if indeed you heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus:
4:22 that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;
4:23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
4:27 neither give place to the devil.
4:28 Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
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.
4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.
4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.